Mumbai: IND-PAK encounter is regarded as one of the highly awaited contests of World Cup 2019. The narrative of Indo-Pak duel is such that irrespective of whether it is a World Cup game or not, it creates heroes or villains for life in the eyes of fans.
India is unbeaten in the mega-event and they would be looking forward to two secure two vital points against Pakistan. Shikhar Dhawan's absence will certainly be a disadvantage for the Men in Blue, but they will be expecting KL Rahul to do wonders for them. KL Rahul was included as a Number Four option for India but is now expected to open the innings with Rohit Sharma.
India's bowling attack will be led by Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Kuldeep Yadav. Hardik Pandya will serve as the fifth bowling option for India.
Pakistan has never won a match against India in the World Cup, a record that they would desperately want to correct. Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul Haq, and Babar Azam are the three batsmen of Pakistan's batting lineup. Pakistan's journey in this World Cup has been unpredictable.
One win from four matches has left Pakistan in a tough spot and they will be expected to climb up in the points table. Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali and Mohammad Amir are expected to disrupt the Indian batting lineup in initial overs of the match.
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Kedar Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dinesh Karthik.
Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Afridi, Wahab Riaz
Dream11: Virat Kohli(C), Rohit Sharma, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.