IND vs PAK: Pakistan’s Predicted Playing XI Against India, ICC T20 World Cup 2022, Match 16

Published - 23 Oct 2022, 09:59 AM

Pakistan National Cricket Team
Pakistan National Cricket Team . Pic Credits: Twitter.

Pakistan is set to clash with India in their opening match of ICC T20 World Cup 2022. IND vs PAK match 16 will be played on October 23 (Sunday) at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia. Babar Azam is the skipper of Pakistan in the tournament.

Rohit Sharma is the skipper of India. While Pakistan lost their warm-up match against England, India defeated Australia in the warm-up clash. Ahead of IND vs PAK clash of ICC T20 World Cup 2022, here we take a glance at Pakistan’s predicted playing XI in the match.

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IND vs PAK: Pakistan’s Predicted Playing XI Against India, ICC T20 World Cup 2022, Match 16

Babar Azam (C)

Babar Azam
Babar Azam. Pic Credits: Twitter

Babar Azam is the captain of Pakistan in ICC T20 World Cup 2022 and will lead the team in IND vs PAK match. The right-handed batsman will also be the opener for the team. In the previous T20I series against England, Azam slammed a century. He is in good form and will aim to score a good knock against India as well.

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Mohammad Rizwan (WK)

Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan. PC- AFP-Getty
Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan. PC- AFP-Getty

Mohammad Rizwan might be another opener and wicketkeeper for the team in IND vs PAK clash of ICC T20 World Cup 2022. With his brilliant knocks in recent times, Rizwan has reached the top of ICC T20I rankings for batsmen. The right-handed batsman showed superb form in the Asia Cup 2022. He will again try to excel in the T20 World Cup tournament.

Khushdil Shah

Khushdil Shah
Khushdil Shah Credits: Twitter.

Khushdil Shah might be a middle-order batsman for the team in IND vs PAK clash. The left-handed batsman got out for a duck in the warm-up match. However, he has come up with some good knocks in the past. Shah will aim to help the team in batting against India.

Iftikhar Ahmed

Iftikhar Ahmed. Photo- Twitter
Iftikhar Ahmed. Photo- Twitter

Iftikhar Ahmed might be another middle-order batsman for the team in the opening game against India. The right-handed batsman scored 22 runs in the warm-up match. Ahmed has shown good form in the recent series. He will seek to contribute to the team in the encounter against India.

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Shadab Khan

Shadab Khan. PC- Getty
Shadab Khan. PC- Getty

Shadab Khan might be another middle-order batsman as well as an all-rounder for the team in the opening game of ICC T20 World Cup 2022. The right-handed batsman scored 14 runs in the warm-up match. The right-arm spinner also picked 1 wicket in his spell.

Asif Ali

Asif Ali
Asif Ali (Image Credit: Twitter)

Asif Ali might be another middle-order batsman for Pakistan in IND vs PAK match of ICC T20 World Cup 2022. The right-handed batsman has struggled with his batting form in recent campaigns. In the warm-up match, he scored 14 runs for the team. Asif is a hard-hitter who has the ability to smash big sixes during death overs.

Mohammad Nawaz

Mohammad Nawaz
Mohammad Nawaz. Image Credits: Twitter

Mohammad Nawaz might be another spinner for the team in IND vs PAK match o. The left-arm spinner scored 10 runs in the warm-up match. He failed to get any wickets. However, Nawaz showed good bowling form in the clash against India in Asia Cup 2022. Nawaz will aim for an impressive show against India.

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Mohammad Wasim

Mohammad Wasim
Mohammad Wasim. (Photo: Twitter)

Mohammad Wasim might be another all-rounder for the team in IND vs PAK clash if ICC T20 World Cup 2022. The right-handed batter gave a brilliant performance in the warm-up match. He slammed crucial 26 runs for the team and also scalped 2 wickets in the match. The pace all-rounder will play the role of extra pacer for the team.

Shaheen Afridi

Shaheen Afridi Fakhar Zaman
Shaheen Afridi Fakhar Zaman(Image Credits: Twitter)

Shaheen Afridi might be a pacer for Pakistan in the match against India. The left-arm pacer is back to the team after recovering from injury. He did not pick any wickets in the warm-up match against England but conceded just 7 runs in his 2 overs. The left-arm pacer will be a strong pacer for the team against India.

Haris Rauf

Haris Rauf
Haris Rauf. Image: Twitter

Haris Rauf might be another pacer for the team in the clash against India. The right-arm pacer did not play in the warm-up match. Rauf has shown good form in the previous T20I series against England. He is another experienced pacer for Pakistan in the squad.

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Naseem Shah

Naseem Shah, IND vs PAK
Naseem Shah. Pic Credits: Twitter

Naseem Shah might be another pacer for Pakistan in IND vs PAK clash. The right-arm pacer picked 1 wicket in the warm-up match against England. In recent times, Naseem Shah has managed to get many wickets for the team. Shah also has the ability to smash big knocks lower the order.

 

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