The 2021 T20 World Cup
Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav were in VVS Laxman's XI for the Pakistan game.

Prior to the much-anticipated match between India and Pakistan, VVS Laxman predicted India’s batting order, and some shocking omissions were found. T20 World Cup 2021.

Many Indian fans are curious about Virat Kohli’s preferred playing XI heading into the T20 World Cup 2021 opener on Sunday. Laxman chose his own predicted team for Kohli’s team and gave the usual names with a few surprises, former cricketer VVS Laxman Star Sports quoted the cricket legend as saying that Ishan Kishan was left out of his batting order, as was all-rounder Shardul Thakur. “They have a lot of options. However, I intend to open with Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. This team’s top nine players will be Virat Kohli at No. 3, Suryakumar Yadav at No. 4, and Rishabh Pant at No. 5. They will be followed by Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Jasprit Bumrah in that order “, Laxman asserted with a smile.

“Varun Chakravarthy and Rahul Chahar will be the No. 10 and No. 11 spinners,” he said.

Laxman explained that the top seven bats in the order could score a lot of runs, which justified his choice of the lineup.

It’s a long shot, but he predicts the top seven finishers will take home the lion’s share of the runs.

India will play Pakistan in their first match at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. They beat England by seven wickets in a pre-tournament warm-up game.

India reached 192 all out in 19 overs to chase down a target of 189. Both KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan, who opened the innings, were superb. Rahul scored 51 runs off 24 balls while Kishan made 70 runs off 46 balls before retiring.

At No. 3, Kohli could only manage 11 runs off 13 balls. Pant, on the other hand, remained unbeaten at No. 4 with a score of 29 from 14 balls.

Suryakumar Yadav, the No. 5 batsman, managed only eight runs off nine balls, while Hardik Pandya, the No. 6 batsman, hit 12 runs off 10 balls to remain unbeaten.

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