IND vs PAK: Babar Azam wins toss, invites India to bat first in New York

IND vs PAK: In the 18th game of the event, the toss was delayed after rain. It was rescheduled to 8:00 PM, half an hour ahead of the scheduled time. 

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IND vs PAK: The arch rivals, India and Pakistan are up against each other in yet another live-wire game of ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York. In the 18th game of the event, the toss was delayed after rain. It was rescheduled to 8:00 PM, half an hour ahead of the scheduled time. Pakistan skipper Babar Azam won the toss and opted to bowl first. 

Azam Khan dropped from playing XI

After winning the toss, Babar Azam expressed their decision to bowl first due to weather conditions and pitch moisture. The team's composition, with four fast bowlers, aligns well with the prevailing conditions. They are focused on the present match, leaving past outcomes behind. The team is fully prepared and committed to giving their best. Matches between India and Pakistan are always intense, boosting their confidence. Azam Khan will be rested for this crucial encounter.

Rohit Sharma stated that they would also have chosen to bowl first. Evaluating the playing conditions is crucial to determining a competitive score. Their previous matches have provided valuable insights into the conditions. The team has discussed batting strategies to post a formidable total, relying on their bowling unit for defense. In a World Cup, every match is significant, requiring full commitment. They have decided to maintain the same playing eleven.

Playing XI of Ind vs Pak

Playing XI of India: Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh. 

Playing XI of Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Usman Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Amir.

Squads of IND and PAK 

India Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sanju Samson, Kuldeep Yadav, Yashasvi Jaiswal.

Pakistan Squad: Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Usman Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Azam Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Amir, Imad Wasim, Abrar Ahmed, Saim Ayub, Abbas Afridi.