India vs Netherlands | India may opt to rest some of the players from the starting XI that competed in a thrilling match against Pakistan and try out others moving forward in the competition as the next game is against South Africa in three days at the MCG.
Starting XI for the T20 World Cup 2022 match between India and the Netherlands:
After India’s victory at the MCG last Sunday, skipper Rohit Sharma had observed, “When you win the first game, you can really settle down.” A few adjustments could be coming as the guys in blue take against the Dutch now that they have settled in.
India may opt to rest some of the players from the starting XI that competed in a thrilling match against Pakistan and try out others moving forward in the competition as the next game is against South Africa in three days at the MCG.
Chahal and/or Pant could begin.
India vs Netherlands The SCG pitch is anticipated to be much slower than it was during the Australia-New Zealand match’s first game, which saw the hosts give up 200 in the first innings. Yuzvendra Chahal may prove to be a key addition to the roster in this area (pun intended).
Chahal has made 65 appearances and has 89 wickets, second only to Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the blue, although he has yet to play for India in a T20 World Cup. To make room for the leggie, Axar Patel, who was selected for just the one over he bowled, may be dropped.
Rishabh Pant is another strong contender in place of the all-arounder. Axar will only bowl one of India’s allotted 20 overs, thus the team can switch out a hitter for the left-handed orthodox bowler. Prior to the match against South Africa, the men in blue would like to give Pant some playing time. Pant last participated at the location in the third Test match against Australia in 2021.
Without India’s bowling and batting counts remaining intact, both Chahal and Pant may be given the green light. As a result of Hardik Pandya’s injury in the match against Pakistan, the team management may rest the all-rounder to make room for Pant. Chahal also steps in for Axar, giving the attack two spinners and three pacers.
Return of Roelof van der Merve
Due to the back injury he sustained in the final Group 1 encounter against Sri Lanka, Roelof van der Merve missed the opening Super 12 game against Bangladesh. In the pre-game press conference, captain Scott Edwards had stated, “Both Tom Cooper and Roelof van der Merve have a plethora of experience in T20 cricket. That means a lot to our guys.