Pakistan pacer Rauf is counting knowledge from the Big Bash. To attack Indian batters in the T20 World Cup opener at MCG. The arch-rivals, who do not play bilaterally due to geopolitical tensions, will clash for the fourth time in a single year on the MCG.
“If I give my greatest, they will not be capable of playing me simply. ” “I’m very excited for the upcoming World Cup match on the Melbourne Cricket Ground,”. Rauf mentioned after winning over England Also plays for the Melbourne Stars in the BBL.
Playing for Melbourne Stars Rauf mentions: “It’s my home floor because I play here. Also started thinking about how to bowl against India,”.
On Wednesday, Pakistan took a 3-2 series lead in the seven-match T20I series.
It was the first time in a world match, Pakistan defeated India by 10 wickets in the final edition of the T20I World Cup in the UAE. However, in the most recent Asia Cup, India secured the ‘Tremendous 4’ stage.
Team India will face Pakistan in the opening match of the 2022 T20 World Cup on October 23 in Melbourne. The arch-rivals will meet for the third time this year in men’s cricket after meeting twice in the 2022 Asia Cup; while India defeated Pakistan in the group match, Pakistan produced a brilliant performance to defeat Rohit Sharma’s men in the Super 4.
After the elimination in the group stage of the previous edition in 2021.India will be looking to improve its performance in the T20 World Cup this year. In fact, India opened their campaign against Pakistan last year as well. Also defeated by a 10-wicket defeat as Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan put on an unbeaten 152-run stand. Pakistan’s star speedster is warning to Team India ahead of the match at the (MCG).
Haris has been consistent for Pakistan in the ongoing seven-match Twenty20 International series against England. Haris is the series’ leading wicket-taker after the fifth T20I on Wednesday (8 wickets in five matches).
India: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh. Standby Players: Mohammad Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir. Standby Players: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Haris, Shahnawaz Dahani.