New Delhi: India’s star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is making a splash in the warm-up match before the T20 World Cup. In the warm-up match played against Australia on Wednesday, Ashwin took 2 wickets for 8 runs in 2 overs. Ashwin dismissed the dangerous batsman David Warner (1) and Mitchell March (0) in this match. Seeing this fierce form of Ashwin, Pakistan must also be trembling with fear. The T20 World Cup match will be played between India and Pakistan on 24 October. Let us tell you that Ravichandran Ashwin was longing to play T20 and ODI matches for India for a long time.
India’s biggest weapon in T20 World Cup
Ravichandran Ashwin will once again be seen playing in blue jersey for Team India after 4 years. It is necessary for Ravichandran Ashwin to play in the T20 World Cup, because he is India’s biggest match-winner. Apart from the 2011 and 2015 World Cups, Ashwin has the experience of playing in the 2012, 2014 and 2016 T20 World Cups. Ashwin has also played for India in the 2013 and 2017 ICC Championship Trophy tournaments. Ashwin also played the final of the ICC World Test Championship against New Zealand. It is a big deal for India to play in 8 ICC tournaments. In such a situation, Ashwin can play a big role in getting India the trophy in the 2021 T20 World Cup.
Ashwin will be seen again in blue jersey
Ravichandran Ashwin will once again be seen playing for India in the blue jersey. For the T20 World Cup, the selectors kept five spinners in the 15-man squad, including the names of Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar and Varun Chakraborty. 34-year-old Ashwin played his last international match in a blue jersey on July 9, 2017. This was the only T20 match that he played against West Indies in Kingston. Although Ashwin continued his good run in the IPL, he has been leading India’s spin attack in Test cricket. Leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal did not get a place in the T20 World Cup. Rahul Chahar was given preference over Chahal.
Indian team for T20 world cup
Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (Vice Captain), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ishan Kishan (WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakraborty, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami.
Standby: Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel and Deepak Chahar.
India and Pakistan T20 World Cup match on 24 October
India and Pakistan will face each other on 24 October in the T20 World Cup 2021. For the last time in the 2016 World Cup, Team India defeated Pakistan by 6 wickets. Batting first, Pakistan scored 118 runs for 5 wickets. In reply, Team India achieved the target by losing 4 wickets. Let us tell you that this time India and Pakistan have been placed in the same group in the T20 World Cup. India’s winning record against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup tournament is 5-0. With India and Pakistan being in the same group, once again an exciting match will be seen between the two countries.
This could be India’s playing XI against Pakistan
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (vice captain), Virat Kohli (c), Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami
Team India’s schedule for ICC T20 World Cup 2021
India vs Pakistan – October 24, 7:30 PM IST, Dubai
India vs New Zealand – 31 October, 7:30 PM IST, Dubai
India vs Afghanistan – November 03, 7:30 PM IST, Abu Dhabi
India vs B1- November 05, 7:30 PM IST, Dubai
India vs A2 – November 08, 7:30 PM IST, Dubai
Semi-finals 1- November 10, 7:30 PM IST, Abu Dhabi
Semi-finals 2- November 11, 7:30 PM IST, Dubai
Final – November 14, 7:30 PM IST, Dubai
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