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Irfan Pathan Picks His Indian Playing XI for T20 World Cup 2022

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Irfan Pathan Picks His Indian Playing XI for T20 World Cup 2022

Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan named his playing XI for the T20 World Cup 2022. Irfan Pathan choose Rishabh Pant, instead of Dinesh Karthik as the first-choice wicket-keeper.

Rishabh Pant was far from his best with the bat against South Africa. Earning the wrath of fans and pundits in the process.

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Pant also had a lukewarm IPL campaign and has struggle to crack code in the shortest format of the game. 

Pathan stuck with the imperious top-order comprising Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Virat Kohli. The trio have a formidable record in the pacy and bouncy surface Down Under. 

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Explaining the reasons behind the selection of the top-order, Pathan said on Star Sports:

“In Australia you need strong starts as the ball swings and seams. You require player who has a experience.”

“Kohli may not have performed well so far but in Australia he has scored a lot of runs.”

SKY, who is currently recovering from an injury, was named at No 4 by Pathan. The in-form Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik occupy the next two sports while Ravindra Jadeja at No 7 comes in as the recognised batter.

Y Chahal was named as the first choice spinner after not being named in the previous edition. 

Jasprit Burma along with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Harshal Patel, who excelled in the home series against the South Africa. 

Irfan Pathan India Playing XI for 2022 T20 World Cup

KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

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