India National Cricket Team
India National Cricket Team (Image Credits: Getty Images)

India vs Pakistan: Strongest IND Playing XI vs PAK For ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Opener. Rohit Sharma-led Indian team will head into the ICC T20I World Cup 2022 starting later this month will an aim to win their first title since the inaugural triumph under MS Dhoni back in 2007. After a disappointing showing in the T20I World Cup 2021 where they failed to reach the semifinals, the Rohit Sharma-led Indian team will look for a much better showing down under in Australia.

The venue of the 2022 T20I World Cup tournament is Australia. The Men in Blue will play their opening match of the upcoming T20I World Cup 2022 on October 23 against Pakistan at Melbourne Cricket Ground. India is part of group 2 in the tournament with teams like Pakistan, South Africa, and Bangladesh in their pool.

The last time the two teams met at the 2021 T20I World Cup, Pakistan had beaten India by 10 wickets in their Super 12 match in Dubai to register their first-ever win against their neighbours in World Cups. Babar Azam hit an unbeaten 68, while Mohammad Rizwan smashed an unbeaten 79. Pakistan pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi bowled a terrific spell of 3/31 with three prized scalps of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Virat Kohli.

India vs Pakistan
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India vs Pakistan: Strongest IND Playing XI vs PAK For ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Opener

KL Rahul

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. Pic Credits: Twitter

Since returning from injury, KL Rahul has finally found some form, and all the concerns around his strike rate have been answered. KL Rahul is the vice-captain of the Indian team as well. The right-handed batsman has scored 108 runs in 2 games against South Africa with 2 half-centuries. Against Australia, the right-handed batsman slammed 66 runs across 3 games with 1 half-century.

KL Rahul’s 55-ball-74 knock against Western Australia in the 2nd warm-up game will boost his confidence. He top-scored with 57 off 33 balls against Australia in the 1st warm-up game. His innings comprised 6 fours and 3 sixes.