India were asked to bat first in the high-octane ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match against Pakistan at Old Trafford, Manchester on Sunday. Indian captain Virat Kohli lost the toss.
Vijay Shankar is making his World Cup debut. The all-rounder comes in the place of injured opener Shikhar Dhawan.
For Pakistan, Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan were included in the playing eleven.
At the toss, Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed said, “It is raining so conditions are good for bowling. We have quality spinners and we have backed them today. We are not thinking about 6-0.”
Kohli also said that India “would have bowled first to be honest. Wicket looks really nice though and we have two wrist spinners in our team. We will be in good stead if we bat well.”
India: Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir