India vs Pakistan: Team India will kick off their T20 World Cup campaign with a match against arch-rivals Pakistan on Sunday, October 23. The high-voltage clash between the two arch-rivals is set to be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
However, ahead of the much-awaited battle between the Blues and the Greens, fans must be mulling over the perfect fantasy picks to shape up their Dream11 Team. On that note, we at ProBatsman bring you the best five players for your fantasy playing XI.
1. KL Rahul
The star opener of team India looked in a good touch off late, having smashed four fifties in his last four outings. His T20I records against Pakistan aren’t that great as he has managed to score just 31 runs in three matches. It will be a big opportunity for him to prove his worth.
KL Rahul – T20I Career Stats
2. Virat Kohli
The former India captain has scored the most runs against Pakistan in the shortest format of the game so far. He has amassed more than 400 runs against the Men in Green at a staggering average of 67.67 and a strike rate of 119.06. He recently smashed his 71st century in the Asia Cup and looked in brilliant form since then.
Virat Kohli – T20I Career Stats
3. Suryakumar Yadav
One can’t keep him out of his fantasy team, given he has been the best T20I batter this year. So far he has knocked 801 runs at an average of 40.05 and an astounding strike rate of 184.56. Team India will highly rely on him and will expect him to replicate his bilateral batting exploits on the biggest occasion.
Suryakumar Yadav – T20I Career Stats
4. Mohammad Rizwan
The Pakistan wicket-keeper batter has been one of the most consistent batters for Men in Green. He has scored over 800 runs at an average of 54.73 and strike rate of 126.30 in 18 T20I matches he played this year, which also includes nine half-centuries. He has got brilliant numbers against India and will look to score loads of runs this time as well.
Mohammad Rizwan – T20I Career Stats
5. Shaheen Shah Afridi
He is the trump card for Pakistan going forward into the T20 World Cup 2022. He was adjudged Player of the match for his wonderful spell against India in the last edition of the T20 World Cup in UAE. The left-arm quick will look to make a memorable return to the Pakistan side and replicate his last year’s heroics against India.
Shaheen Shah Afridi – T20I Career Stats