Not many would have expected two Asian sides clashing in the semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 even a week ago. The tournament has witnessed an incredible turnaround, which began with Pakistan’s morale-boosting victory over South Africa. Bangladesh’s awe-inspiring run chase against New Zealand at Cardiff after being down and out was another positive factor.
India roared back to form in some style against a helpless South African outfit at the Oval to top Group B and book a date with Bangladesh. While fans of both the teams exhibit blind hatred for each other on social media, the teams are least bothered by what’s going on off the field. The last time these two sides clashed in a high profile event, it was the quarter final of the 2015 World Cup, and well, it was marred by some serious controversy.
This time around, however, India would look to win in a more comprehensive manner and to do so, the team must get its playing XI spot on. Below, we have a look at the predicted Indian XI.