BCCI team photo clearly hints at India XI match for Pakistan

IND vs PAK: BCCI's Team Picture Clearly Hints At India's Playing XI For Pakistan

India He begins his Asian Cup campaign on Sunday against arch-rivals Pakistan. India is in the first group in the Asian Cup, which also includes Hong Kong, which qualified for the continental tournament on Wednesday by defeating the United Arab Emirates in its last match in the qualifying round.

The tournament kicks off on August 27 with a match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, the Indian cricket team appears to have decided to play the eleventh in the game.

AFC Asian Cup vs India and Pakistan 2022
Team India Image Credit: (ANI)

India may enter with only 4 specialized shooters

The photo posted by the Indian cricket team on Instagram contained 10 images. The first picture has Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul who are mentioned to unlock roles. Virat Kohli was in the third picture and he is expected to return to his No. 3 position. While the pictures of Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant follow the pictures of Virat.

Dinesh Karthik is also part of the group which means he is expected to retain his position on the eleventh. Among the bowlers are Avish Khan, Bovneshwar Kumar, Archdeep Singh and Yosvendra Chahal. This means India may step in with 4 dedicated players in addition to Hardik Pandya.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. Image credits: Twitter

After arriving in the UAE for the 2022 AFC Asian Cup, Team India held its first training session on Wednesday. All eyes will be on Kohli. The India star hit a sweat in the net, as he faced off against bowlers in a grueling session. Kohli returns to the Indian team after missing the previous two limited rounds to the West Indies and Zimbabwe. The 33-year-old was suffering from bats. In his six international hits since the IPL Championship, Kohli has failed to score more than 20 points.

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