India opt to bowl in T20 World Cup campaign opener against Pakistan

India win toss, opt to bowl first. R Ashwin and Mohammed Shami make it to India’s XI. Pakistan’s line-up is along expected lines, and it will be interesting to see how Shaheen Afridi goes too, having just returned from his lengthy injury layoff.

India XI: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami

Pakistan XI: Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood, Haider Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah

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