India have won the toss and have opted to field against Pakistan in the 16th Match of ICC T20 World Cup 2022. India is playing their opening match of this World Cup.
Rohit Sharma: We are going to field first. Looks like a good pitch, it’s always nice to bowl with overcast conditions. Think the ball will swing around a bit, and we need to take its advantage. Preparations have been good. We played a couple of practice games in Brisbane. Time to come out and enjoy ourselves now. We were expecting nothing less than this, hopefully we’ll entertain them (the crowd). We have seven batters, three seamers and two spinners.
Babar Azam: Toss is not in our hands, but we would have liked to bowl first as well. We’ll try to post around 160-170. We have prepared well, and we are ready for this big game. We had a T20 series back home (against England), we played a tri-series in New Zealand, so we are prepared. We have three fast bowlers and two spinners.
Arshdeep Singh to Babar Azam, out Lbw!! Babar Azam departs without troubling the scorer. Arshdeep Singh – you beauty! Starts off his spell with an inswinger and Babar Azam gets beaten due to the massive movement in the air. Tries to work this across the line, gets beaten and is rapped on the pads. Pitching in line, impact in line, and it’s crashing into the leg-stump. Dream start for India!