Exercise to choose Team India’s best XI
However, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja will be out of this World Cup due to his knee surgery. Young pacer Arshdeep Singh impressed many with his yorker and despite mixed performances in the Asia Cup, managed to make it to the T20 World Cup as there is a lot of expectation from him. Similarly, despite the clash between Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant, both the wicket-keepers together have been given a place for the World Cup.
Same name in top 4
Talking to ESPNcricinfo, Pujara and Uthappa took a look at the team and then picked their best playing XI.
Both the players gave similar names in the top 4 with Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul opening as experienced star batsmen. After that the name of Virat Kohli number three and batting sensation Suryakumar Yadav will come.
Made only one change in the middle order
When it comes to middle and lower middle order, Pujara has picked both Pant and Dinesh Karthik. While Hardik Pandya has got a place as an all-rounder. The same Uthappa has made a change and has fed Deepak Hooda in his team in place of Pant.
If we talk about bowling, Robin and Pujara have chosen the same option. The bowling lineup in both the teams is exactly the same. They have picked up three fast bowlers in which Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel will be named and Yuzvendra Chahal will be there as a specialist spinner.
The playing XI of both the players can be-
Cheteshwar Pujara’s playing 11-Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Robin Uthappa’s playing 11-KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Harshal Patel.