Senior players Virat Kohli and KL Rahul are out for the third T20I after rest. It is certain that there will be a change in India’s playing eleven because of this. It is also special that this is the last T20 match that India will play at home before the T20 World Cup. With just hours to go before the game, let’s take a look at how India will likely play XI.
In the first two matches, the pair of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul opened the innings for India. But Rahul will not play today after being rested. In this case there will certainly be a change in the opening. Rohit Sharma will be in the opening side. Rishabh Panto and Suryakumar Yadav are likely to be the opening act for the Indian skipper. If Suryakumar Yadav plays in the opener, Rishabh Pant will move to the middle order.
Shreyas Iyer is expected to replace Virat Kohli who is not in the team today after being rested. Iyer replaced the injured Deepak Hooda in the squad for the T20 series against South Africa. Dinesh Kart will play the role of the finisher today. The team is hoping for another stunning performance from DK who had a great finish in the last game. Axar Patel will play as an all-rounder today. There are also reports that RCB player Shahbaz Ahmed, who replaced Deepak Hooda in the T20 squad, could make his international debut today.
At the same time, Deepak Chahar will lead the Indian bowling team. The actor had a good performance in the first two games. Despite disappointing in the last game, it is suggested that Arshdeep Singh may still be included in the team today. Harshal Patel will be the third pacer in the team. It is suggested that senior spinner Ashwin will also be in the playing eleven.
Probable Playing India XI: Rohit Sharma (captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Shahbaz Ahmed, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh.
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