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Rohit and Rahul are watchful which should be the way they approach this innings. The sun has started peeking through, well, this was the forecast for the day!
15:05 hrs IST: Steady first over (India: 0/0)
No significant swing on offer, Rahul was very watchful and sees off a maiden. It was a concerted effort to pitch the ball up to extract any movement!Hasan Ali with the ball at the other end.
15:01 hrs IST: Amir with the new ball
He is a huge huge factor. He will shape the ball, the Pakistan fielders have to hold on to their catches, this is a good surface. Let’s go.
15:00 hrs IST: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma
What an occasion this is for KL Rahul to stride out and open the innings for his side. Rohit Sharma is a man in form, he has to dig deep and drop anchor
14:53 hrs IST: The Amir-threat
As India get ready to face off their arch-rivals Pakistan in World Cup 2019 on Sunday in Manchester, they will have to be wary of seamer Mohammad Amir. The left-armer, who picked up his maiden five-wicket haul in the ODIs in the previous encounter against Australia, is currently the leading wicket-taker in the tournament. The fast bowler has picked up 10 wickets in 3 matches at an average of 12.30.
14:41 hrs IST Playing XIs
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah Pakistan (Playing XI): Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir
14:40 hrs IST: Kohli speaks
We would have bowled first to be honest. Wicket looks really nice though and we have two wrist spinners in our team. We will be in good stead if we bat well.(On 800,000 applications for tickets and over a billion viewership for this match) That’s the kind of attention this game brings but that’s all is outside the ropes. Once you enter the field it is all about playing the game which you have played from the childhood. The team that holds their nerve in the big match usually wins. We have been playing good cricket and we don’t want to tinker much with the team combination. We have one forced change, Shikhar misses out and Vijay Shankar comes in his place. He is a solid batsman
14:40 hrs IST: Toss
Sarfaraz has won the toss and he will bowl first. Kohli said he would have done the same. Sarfaraz Ahmed: We will bowl first. It has been raining so conditions are good for bowling. We have quality spinners and we have backed them today. We are not thinking about 6-0.
14:23 hrs IST: Pitch report
“Dry underneath, but on top there’s a hint of moisture. Get through the new ball and both teams can capitalise,” says Michael Clarke. Both sides will look to bowl, with an eye on the weather possibly.