India’s predicted XI for IND vs PAK: T20 World Cup 2024

The clash between IND and PAK is the biggest attraction at any ICC event, and, of course, these two arch-rivals will be in the same group again in the upcoming T20 World Cup. India and Pakistan will be in Group A of the 2024 T20 World Cup, along with Canada, Ireland, and the United States.

India and Pakistan are scheduled to play against each other on June 9 in New York. The 20-team T20 World Cup will be held in the Caribbean and America from June 1st, with the final to be played on June 29th. The top two teams from each group will be split into two groups and advance to the Super 8. The top two teams from these groups will advance to the semi-finals.

Currently, the Men in Blue are not scheduled to take part in any T20I series leading up to the T20 World Cup, apart from the ongoing series against Afghanistan. There is a lot of uncertainty for India’s T20 squad and its path is not as clear as it was before the 2023 ODI World Cup

Let’s take a look at the current situation and identify the expected eleven for India’s T20 World Cup match between Determine IND and PAH.

India’s possible 15-member squad for the 2024 T20 World Cup

  1. Rohit Sharma,
  2. Hardik Pandya,
  3. Virat Kohli,
  4. Jasprit Bumrah,
  5. Suryakumar Yadav,
  6. Ravindra Jadeja,
  7. Yashasvi Jaiswal,
  8. Rinku Singh,
  9. Shubman Gill,
  10. Ravi Bishnoi,
  11. Arshdeep Singh,
  12. Mukesh Kumar,
  13. Axar Patel,
  14. Jitesh Sharma (wk),
  15. Mohammed Siraj

India’s Predicted XI for IND vs PAK T20 WC 

Rohit Sharma 

There has been a lot of discussion and criticism about Rohit Sharma’s position in India’s T20 team. Fans are hoping the team adds younger players to the roster before a senior fills that spot. However, management seems reluctant to do so. Rohit is currently leading the T20I team in the ongoing Afghanistan series.

The management is not clear about who will lead India in the T20 World Cup between Rohit and Hardik Pandya. Rohit hasn’t been in great form in T20 cricket and hasn’t had a good IPL season in recent years, with four ducks in the last 10 innings. But for now, it looks like he’ll be one of the starters.

Yashasvi Jaiswal

Yashasvi Jaiswal made it into the Indian team with his performances over the last few years. The fact that he is left-handed also works in his favor, as the left-right combination at the top is ideal in any format.

Jaiswal performed brilliantly in his 2023 IPL campaign, where he scored 625 runs at a strike rate of 164 and an average of 48. Jaiswal then secured a place in India’s T20I squad and scored 164 runs, including one-and-a-half centuries.

Virat Kohli

Another senior, Virat Kohli, has doubts about his place in the T20I team, and the management has not been kind to him so far. But Kohli has been India’s best batsman in almost every T20 World Cup he has played.

Kohli’s bat was also in great form. He performed very well in the IPL 2023, scoring 639 runs at an average of 53, while his batting average was close to 140.

Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav has been the best T20 batsman in the world in recent years. His international T20 record was incredible, scoring 2141 runs at an average of 46 and a strike rate of 171. SKY had a great performance in last year’s IPL season, scoring 605 runs at an average of 181 and a strike rate of 43.

Jitesh Sharma (wk)

In the absence of Rishabh Pant, Jitesh Sharma is the best wicketkeeping option India has in the mid- and below-middle orders. Other options, like Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson, suit the top order, and India’s top order is packed as is. Jitesh has performed well in the last two IPL seasons, scoring 649 runs at an average of nearly 30 and striking out 159.

Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya is a key cog in Indian limited-overs cricket. He is the best white-ball all-rounder in the world, but his fitness is not reliable. Hardik, who returned from a long break due to a back injury, had a long 18 months left before injuring his ankle during the ODI World Cup.

Hardik has resumed training and is expected to be fit following the IPL. India needs him to be fully fit and bowl four overs in every match to maintain the best balance in the team.

Rinku Singh

Rinku Singh has done more than enough in the last few years to earn a place in India’s eleven for the T20 World Cup match between IND and PAK. In 2023, Rinku Singh averaged 73 points and scored 955 runs with 166 strikeouts in all T20 cricket matches. But if both Rohit and Virat play or Hardik is not fit enough to bowl, Rinku will have to sit out.

Ravindra Jadeja

The left-arm spin-versatile is almost a fixture in India’s starting lineup. Ravindra Jadeja also bowled well in white-ball cricket and became a reliable bowler. His hitting isn’t consistent, but that adds value to the order.

Ravi Bishnoi

Ravi Bishnoi has been earmarked as India’s wrist spinner in his recent T20Is. In 2023, the leg-break bowler took 41 wickets from 29 total T20 matches with an economy of 7.12.

Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah is the most valuable player on the Indian team. India’s bowling attack was vastly improved by Bumrah. The right-arm pacer is the best in the world and has the ability to perform well in all phases of the inning. Bumrah will be a key player for India in the T20 World Cup match between IND and PAK.

Mohammed Siraj

Mohammed Siraj has produced quality players over the last few years and has emerged as one of India’s most reliable bowlers across formats. Siraj will be Bumrah’s first-choice partner in the T20 World Cup match between IND and PAK.

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