The captain of the Indian cricket team Rohit Sharma has provided insight on the selection of premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in the playing XI against Pakistan. This suggests that the Indian team is keeping its options open to adapt to the conditions and opposition they may face in the upcoming match against Pakistan. Ravichandran Ashwin played for India in the match against Australia but was dropped out of the game against Afghanistan in Delhi.
Rohit Sharma also mentioned that while he hasn’t personally seen the playing surface, the team is well-prepared to deploy three spinners if the conditions demand it and he further added “I don’t know. I haven’t had a look at the pitch yet. if the requirement is there, players are ready to step up.”
India will be up against Pakistan in a crucial game of the ICC cricket world cup at the Narendra Modi stadium. Prior to the game, India got incredible news from captain Rohit Sharma, who stated that Shubman Gill is 99% fit for the match. Gill, who is known for his promising batting skills and technique, had to sit out the first two matches due to contracting Dengue, but his possible availability is excellent news for India.
Gill’s return could provide a boost to the Indian top order, offering more stability and depth to the batting lineup. His ability to anchor an innings and build partnerships could prove invaluable, especially in a high-pressure game like the one against Pakistan.
“99 percent he (gill) will play. we’ll see Tomorrow (Saturday) about that.” Rohit said when asked about Gill’s health at the pre-match press conference. The another key change India could make is bringing back Mohammad Shami for Mohammad Siraj who has a lot of Expedience playing at this Venue.
India’s Probable Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Ishan Kishan/Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (Wicket Keeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin/Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj/Mohammad Shami.