New Delhi. The Indian cricket team will now face Afghanistan in the T20 World Cup-2021. This match is to be played in Abu Dhabi today i.e. on the evening of Wednesday 3rd November. Obviously the team management and players are strategizing for this match, but former all-rounder Irfan Pathan has also given his opinion. Pathan also advised that the team combination should be corrected, the player who is experienced to play at the number, should be dropped there.
Irfan Pathan said in Star Sports’ show ‘Game Plan’, ‘First of all, the batting combination should be corrected. Like Rohit Sharma, the right player should be sent to the right place. Rohit bats at the top of the order and then once he is set up, it is a different matter. In their last match of the Super-12 stage played in Dubai, India were defeated by New Zealand by 8 wickets. Then instead of landing as an opener, Rohit went to bat at number-3. Ishan Kishan was sent for the opening with KL Rahul.
Pathan further said, ‘With Abu Dhabi pitch you get more turn but the good thing is that the pace is also more which simply means that she will come on the bat well. Indian team should know about it. They don’t need to worry about what happened in Dubai (lost to New Zealand and Pakistan). As far as the pitch is concerned, it is a good cricket pitch. So you need to enjoy that bounce, and I think players like Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli will take full advantage of it.
He said, ‘If they take some time to settle on the pitch, then definitely take it. Opening, no need to worry about the quality spinners that we were talking about (like Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman), they can face any spinner, any fast bowler but They just need to spend more time.