Babar Azam’s name will come first in this list. The Pakistani captain has regained his form. Even though Babar’s bat proves to be a flop against India, no one should doubt his ability. Babar Azam has scored only 250 runs at an average of 35.71 in 8 international matches (Test + ODI) played from 2017 to 2022. A batsman with an average of 50.53 in his career becomes colorless in front of the Indian bowlers. Babar himself would like to increase the number of his only one half-century against India.
In the T20 World Cup, the number one batsman of the T20 format has to be afraid. Rizwan, who is in the golden form of his career, comes to the opening and stands with a peg at one end. Soon after completing their half-century, no one seems to know. In the last World Cup played in 2021, Rizwan had a partnership of more than 150 runs with Babar in trampling India by 10 wickets. He has been consistently scoring runs for his team for the last two years. Rizwan is also adept at handling pressure. The Indian bowlers must have planned to get Rizwan out early.
Naseem Shah dominated the Asia Cup 2022. Along with the stormy bowling, he also showed strength with the bat. In the match against Afghanistan, he had won the team by hitting a six in the last ball. In 2019, at the age of 16, he had stepped into international cricket. With his express speed, he can shake the Indian batsmen. Aussie can get extra pace from the bounce of the pitches. This player of Quetta Gladiators will once again put all his strength to become the match winner for his team.
Shaheen Shah Afridi
At present, Shaheen is one of the best fast bowlers in the world. The left-handed pacers have been troubling the Indian batsmen anyway. Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul and Virat Kohli will also be preparing to deal with Shaheen Afridi. He dismissed all three batsmen in the 2021 World Cup. Shaheen Shah seems to be in good shape after the injury. In the practice match, his inswinging yorker broke the Afghan batsman’s paw.
Pakistan’s vice-captain Shadab Khan is counted among the best all-rounders in the world. He bowls good spin. Takes out wickets to the team and can also hit big hits if needed. Shadab Khan is counted among those players who can turn the match in one over. The 24-year-old Shadab Khan’s experience gives little support to the middle order, which is considered weak. Anyway, there is a forecast of rain on the match-day. Bad weather is predicted. If the overs of the match are cut, then Shadab will have to be saved in the match with less overs.