Gautam Gambhir Names India’s Playing XI For T20 World Cup, Supports Mohammed Shami

For India, opening batter Gautam Gambhir was effective in the team’s victory in the first T20 World Cup in 2007. He has chosen his ideal playing XI for the Indian team. Which will begin its 2022 T20 World Cup campaign against Pakistan on Sunday. Gambhir made some astute observations, selecting Mohammed Shami as India’s lead paceman over Bhuvneshwar Kumar and stating that he would prefer Rishabh Pant over Dinesh Karthik.

Gautam Gambhir supports Mohammad Shami

“India should field three pacers. Shami, in my opinion, should replace Bhuvneshwar. Arshdeep and Harshal Patel are the other two pacers. Spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel Hardik Pandya will be the fourth seamer… Shami is effective with the ball both early and late in the game. He bowled brilliantly at the death in the warm-up match against Australia “Gambhir spoke to Zee News.

Gautam Gambhir Names India's Playing XI For T20 World Cup

He went on to explain why he thought Rishabh Pant was more important for the team than Dinesh Karthik but added that Karthik would get the nod over Pant.

“You don’t choose a batter to play only 10 balls. You select a batter who can bat for an extended period of time, and Karthik has not been assigned to that role, or he has not demonstrated the same intentions. He only appears for three or four overs in the death. But what if India loses a few wickets quickly? You need Pant at that point because you don’t want to expose Hardik too soon “stated Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir’s T20 Stats in International Cricket

Year Innings Runs Balls Outs Avg SR HS 50 100 4s 6s Dot %
2007 7 290 227 7 41.4 127.8 75 4 0 33 6 38.8
2008 1 9 6 1 9.0 150.0 9 0 0 1 0 50.0
2009 10 253 205 10 25.3 123.4 55 2 0 32 2 38.0
2010 4 69 62 4 17.2 111.3 41 0 0 8 0 38.7
2012 14 311 283 12 25.9 109.9 56 1 0 35 2 38.5
Total 36 932 783 34 27.4 119.0 75 7 0 109 10 38.6

India was eliminated in the Super12 stage of the ICC T20 World Cup

Last year, India was eliminated in the Super12 stage of the ICC T20 World Cup and would like to advance to the semifinals this time.

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