Large image: Rain menace in Colombo
The event has moved to Colombo, with India and Pakistan seeking to resume their rivalry after rain had held sway in Pallekele
. The climate, nonetheless, continues to be a menace. It may very well be one other moist day on September 10, with possibilities of precipitation as much as 90%. The is a reserve day now for this sport – the one match aside from the ultimate to have that luxurious – however the forecast as soon as once more is equally bleak.
Rahul hasn’t performed in an ODI since March whereas Bumrah hasn’t bowled in a single since July. And in an effort to accommodate Rahul within the XI, India’s workforce administration may need to bench Ishan Kishan, who has reeled off 4 half-centuries in his final 4 innings within the format. Choices, choices.
For the period play was doable in Pallekele, India’s batters and Pakistan’s assault teased a gripping contest. There may very well be extra of the identical in Colombo or maybe simply rain throughout two days.
India WWLWL (final 5 accomplished ODIs, most up-to-date first)
Within the highlight: KL Rahul and Naseem Shah
After spending 4 months on the sidelines, KL Rahul is ready to fit again into India’s ODI XI. Kishan has shaken issues up within the latest previous and has grabbed virtually each alternative, however Rahul has received the vote of confidence from the selectors and the workforce administration. At a latest press convention, India’s captain Rohit Sharma noticed the potential for having each Rahul and Kishan within the XI, however that seems unlikely. Will probably be Rahul vs Kishan within the lead-up to the World Cup. Sunday’s fixture in opposition to Pakistan might nicely be Rahul’s first likelihood to show his health and type.
does not typically discover banana swing like Shaheen Shah Afridi and does not typically breach 150kph like Haris Rauf. However the 20-year-old can get the ball to essentially skid off the pitch as he is not as tall as the opposite two. On his T20I debut in opposition to India, on the Asia Cup in Dubai
final 12 months, he had Rahul chopping on for a first-ball duck after which virtually had Virat Kohli in the identical over. Can Naseem finest Rahul within the 50-overs Asia Cup on Sunday as nicely?
Staff information: Bumrah is again
the sport in opposition to Nepal for the start of his first little one, Bumrah has rejoined the facet for the Tremendous 4 spherical, and is ready to return to the XI together with Rahul. There may very well be no room for each Mohammed Shami and Kishan.
India (possible): 1 Shubman Gill, 2 Rohit Sharma (capt), 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Shreyas Iyer, 5 KL Rahul (wk), 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Shardul Thakur, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Mohammed Siraj
Naseem had had an harm scare
in opposition to Bangladesh in Lahore, however he later returned to the sphere after some therapy from the physio. He’s more likely to be match for the match in opposition to India. Mohammad Nawaz, who sat out in opposition to a left-hander-heavy Bangladesh line-up, may very well be again for a crack at India’s right-hander-heavy line-up.
Pakistan (possible): 1 Fakhar Zaman, 2 Imam-ul-Haq, 3 Babar Azam (capt), 4 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 5 Agha Salman, 6 Iftikhar Ahmed, 7 Shadab Khan, 8 Mohammad Nawaz/Faheem Ashraf, 9 Shaheen Shah Afridi, 10 Naseem Shah, 11 Haris Rauf
All eyes might be on the skies, as has been the case all through this event. The pitch that was used for the LPL remaining
on the Premadasa was pretty two-paced and the one for the Afghanistan-Pakistan ODI
in late August wasn’t significantly batting-friendly both. There may very well be some juice for each seamers and spinners on Sunday too.