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3 India players to watch out for in their clash against Pakistan in T20 World Cup 2024

Discover the top 3 India players to watch out for in their clash against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup 2024.  India’s quest for their second T20 World Cup title got off to a promising start with a comprehensive victory over Ireland in their first match. The eight-wicket victory saw the Men in Blue sit second in the Group A points table with a net run rate of +3.065. One more win would solidify their chances of qualifying for the Super 8s.

Rohit Sharma and co will take on arch-rivals Pakistan in their upcoming match. Looking at their head-to-head stats, Pakistan won the battle in the 2021 World Cup, while India got revenge in 2022. It will be interesting to see who will take the upper hand this time. Pakistan lost their first encounter to the USA in the Super Over, making India more favourites to win the game.

Here are the three Indian players to watch out for in the match against Pakistan:

3. Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah will spearhead the Indian pace department. The right-arm pacer was adjudged Player of the Match against Ireland for taking two wickets at an economy rate of just 2.00. He has the ability to drain runs and provide crucial breakthroughs whenever the team is in trouble. Bumrah is expected to have another effective outing on Sunday as New York’s Nassau County International Cricket Stadium continues to assist the bowlers.

2. Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli- Top 3 India Players
Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli had a forgettable start to his campaign as he was dismissed for just one run. But let’s not forget that the right-hander has had a stellar Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign, where he finished as the leading run-scorer. Kohli has a great record against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup and the ace batter will look to improve on those numbers.
The last time the two teams met in the 2022 World Cup, India emerged victorious by four wickets in a last-ball thriller, with Kohli steering his side to a famous victory. His magical 82* at a fully-packed MCG in Australia is considered one of the best knocks in T20 cricket.

1. Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya- Top 3 India Players
Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya had an underwhelming campaign in IPL 2024, but he proved again that he is a different player in major international tournaments. The Indian vice-captain scored 40* runs off 23 balls in the warm-up game and shone with the ball in the first match with a three-wicket haul.

The star all-rounder is in fine form and has a good record against Pakistan. Across five T20I innings against Pakistan, Pandya has scored 84 runs and picked up 11 wickets. Not to forget, he was involved in a memorable partnership with Virat Kohli in India’s thrilling win over the Men in Green in the 2022 World Cup.

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