1. Requires at least two wickets in the powerplay
Captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan make important contributions with the bat in Pakistan’s victory. Both had led Pakistan to a 10-wicket win against India last year. This year too, the bat of Babar and Rizwan is speaking fiercely. Rizwan is the highest run scorer this year.
Apart from these two, there is no other batsman who has scored consistently. Fakhar Zaman will also not play this match due to injury. In such a situation, Team India would like to take at least two wickets in the powerplay. If both the wickets belong to Babar and Rizwan, then the match might end there.
2. Don’t give wickets on the new ball
While India will have to take at least two wickets in the powerplay, there will be no wicket against the new ball. Naseem Shah will take over for Pakistan along with Shaheen Afridi. Both have good speed. He can consistently deliver the ball at a speed of more than 140 kmph.
There is also bounce in the Melbourne pitch. There are continuous clouds and this will also give swing to the bowlers. In such a situation, India will have to try not to give wickets in the beginning. This responsibility will be on Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. Last year, Shaheen Afridi had hunted both.
3. Big field, need to play with old approach
Melbourne Cricket Ground is considered to be the largest stadium in the world. Its boundary is up to 90 meters long. For this reason, the score of 190+ has never been scored in T20 International match at this ground so far. The Indian team will have to leave the new approach here and play the old way. The formula to attack with the first ball seems difficult to follow here. In such a situation, the Indian batsmen should first try to get set on the pitch and then score runs fast.