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Pakistan’s white-ball captain Babar Azam has picked combined T20I XI of India-Pakistan in which he selected six Indian players whereas five Pakistan players made to the final list, while talking to Cricbuzz. Babar Azam himself opens the innings with India’s opener Rohit Sharma. Azam is currently the number T20I batsman and he has done a fine job for the Pakistan team as he an average of more than 50.
On the other hand, Rohit Sharma has been the most consistent in the limited-overs format and he has scored four centuries in the T20I version. India’s captain Virat Kohli bats at number three for Babar Azam. Kohli has an average of more than 50 and he is India’s highest run-getter in the T20I version with 2794 runs in 82 matches.
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Pakistan’s veteran batsman Shoaib Malik bats at number four for Babar Azam. Malik has been a consistent performer for Pakistan in the shortest format and he is the team’s highest run-getter in the T20I format.
India’s former skipper MS Dhoni takes the wicket-keeping duties in the team. Dhoni has done a fine job as a finisher and he is well known for his pyrotechnics. Hardik Pandya, who can hit the ground running, bats at number six for Babar Azam. Pandya is a clean striker of the ball and can bowl medium pace.
Shadab Khan and Kuldeep Yadav are the two spinners of the side whereas Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Amir, and Shaheen Shah Afridi constitute the pace battery of the side.
Jasprit Bumrah is one of the best death bowlers in the world and he has been deadly accurate for the Indian team. Amir and Afridi have also done a good job for Pakistan in the T20I version.
Babar Azam’s Indo-Pak combined XI:
Rohit Sharma, Babar Azam, Virat Kohli, Shoaib Malik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Amir, Kuldeep Yadav