The Men in Blue are set to face the Men In Green at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday. All eyes will be on the weather conditions ahead of the thrilling encounter. The sky has been overcast since Saturday night here in Melbourne but it is devoid of rain. It is likely that the fans will be able to witness the entire match between India and Pakistan.
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Both teams had a wholesome training session at the MCG on the eve of the much-anticipated match. “Yeah, look, I don’t want to use the word ‘pressure’ because pressure is constant. It’s not going to change ever. I would like to take this as a challenge. I want to use that word ‘challenge’ a little more. This Pakistani team is a very challenging team. All the Pakistani teams that I’ve played from 2007 until 2022, they’ve been a good team,” Rohit said.
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On the other hand, Pakistan captain Babar Azam said, “See, the weather is not in our hands. But as a player and captain, I would want that the match takes place. Whatever the situation is, we are ready and will try to give our 100 percent”.
India squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami.
Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir.