IND vs PAK: Who Will Open for Team India If Rohit Doesn't Play?

IND vs PAK: Indian captain Rohit Sharma scored a powerful century against Ireland in the T20 World Cup 2024, with a knock of 52 runs. However, reports now suggest that Rohit sustained a minor injury to his thumb during practice.
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IND vs PAK: Who Will Open for Team India If Rohit Doesn't Play?

IND vs PAK: Indian captain Rohit Sharma scored a powerful century against Ireland in the T20 World Cup 2024, with a knock of 52 runs.

However, reports now suggest that Rohit sustained a minor injury to his thumb during practice. No official confirmation has been released regarding this injury. If Rohit is unable to play, it raises a critical question about who will open for Team India.

Team India has several options for the opening position. Against Ireland, Rohit Sharma opened alongside Virat Kohli, but Kohli couldn't perform well and got out after scoring just 1 run. Despite this, Team India may still consider giving Kohli another chance to open.

IND vs PAK: Yashasvi or Sanju May Get the Chance

Sanju Samson or Yashasvi Jaiswal could be tried alongside Kohli. Yashasvi has opened in several matches and has a good record. Sanju opened in the warm-up match against Bangladesh but got out after scoring just 1 run.

IND vs PAK: Rishabh Pant Could Play in the Top Order

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Rishabh Pant Could Play in the Top OrderImage Credit: Twitter

Team India allowed Rishabh Pant to bat at number 3 against Ireland. He played a crucial innings of 36 runs. Pant had scored a half-century in the warm-up match, making 53 runs off 32 balls.

The Indian team might consider giving Pant an opportunity in the top order. The significant factor is his current form and good international match experience.

It's worth noting that India and Pakistan will play a match in New York on Sunday evening. These two teams have played 12 T20 matches so far, with India winning 8 matches. Pakistan has won 3 matches, and one match ended in a tie.

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