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India in early trouble as Rahul, Rohit depart

Published : Sunday, 24 October, 2021 at 8:14 PM  Count : 228

India in early trouble as Rahul, Rohit depart

India in early trouble as Rahul, Rohit depart

Pacer Shaheen Afridi jolted India with two early wickets of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul after Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and elected to bowl against India in a Super 12 match in Dubai.

Kohli left out Ravichandran Ashwin, Rahul Chahar, Shardul Thakur and Ishan Kishan from the playing XI, with Varun Chakaravarthy making the line-up.

Team India will hope to seal a win and get their campaign off to a good start against a top-notch Pakistan team, which has a number of match-winners in its line-up. For India, Rishabh Pant and the skipper himself will hold key, while Pakistan will be expecting a lot from their bowling attack which includes the likes of Shaheen Afridi and Shadab Khan.

Mohammad Rizwan has been in stellar form with the bat for Pakistan along with captain Babar. The experienced duo of Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez are expected to start the match too. For India, Jasprit Bumrah will hold the key in the bowling department while Kohli  will have to decide how many spinners he will play against a sub-continental opponent.

India included MS Dhoni in their support staff as a mentor for this tournament and Kohli will look to extract most from the former Indian captain.



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