Former India batter Gautam Gambhir had a particular message for the followers forward of the hig-octane conflict in opposition to Pakistan on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Ahead of the match, Indian followers gathered outdoors the stadium in large numbers, however not many Pakistan cricket crew afficinados have been current on the scene. Speaking on Star Sports after the toss, Gambhir urged the followers to not disrespect the Pakistan crew as they’re in India to participate within the World Cup, including that supporting.
“Support your team but don’t misbehave with your visitors, after all they are your guests. We havet to remember they are the visitors and here to play the World Cup,” Gambhir mentioned.
The Narendra Modi Stadium was a sea of blue as a result of a largely Indian presence after Pakistan followers from throughout the boder have been unable to safe visas for the match.
Earlier, India skipper Rohit Sharma received the toss and elected to bowl first in opposition to Pakistan in a blockbuster World Cup match anticipated to be attended by 120,000 followers.
Opening batsman Shubman Gill returns to the crew and takes the place of Ishan Kishan after recovering from dengue fever and lacking the primary two matches.
Favourites India come into the match unbeaten with victories over five-time winners Australia and Afghanistan.
Pakistan, who additionally received their two matches in opposition to the Netherlands and Sri Lanka, are available in unchanged from their earlier win.
India: Rohit Sharma (capt), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf
(With AFP Inputs)
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