Updated June 12th, 2024 at 12:36 IST

End of Virat-Rohit combo? Dube OUT: Will this be India's new Playing XI against USA in T20 WC?

Dube also dropped an easy catch off Jasprit Bumrah's bowling as Pakistan were attempting to chase down 119 runs in the second innings.

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma | Image:AP
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As the cricketing world turns its attention to the T20 World Cup 2024, India's strategic decisions have become a hot topic. The potential exclusion of Shivam Dube from the lineup for their upcoming match against the United States has sparked considerable discussion. With Dube's underwhelming performance against Pakistan, scoring poorly and not bowling, Indian captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid may be looking to refresh the squad with promising talent. 

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Is the end of Rohit-Virat combo nearing?

Enter Yashasvi Jaiswal, whose inclusion could signal a shift in the team's dynamics. Shivman Dube is expected to be dropped and Yashasvi Jaiswal may be added in his place. Dube did not perform well with the bat against Pakistan on Sunday and he did not bowl either. Dube also dropped an easy catch off Jasprit Bumrah's bowling as Pakistan were attempting to chase down 119 runs in the second innings. 

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Here's a look at the predicted playing XI for India's Group A clash against the USA on June 12:

1. Rohit Sharma (c) - The experienced skipper will lead from the front, aiming to provide a solid start at the top.

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2. Yashasvi Jaiswal - The young left-hander is expected to replace Dube, bringing fresh energy and aggressive stroke play.

3. Virat Kohli - A linchpin in the batting lineup, Kohli’s role will be crucial in stabilizing the innings.

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4. Rishabh Pant - Known for his explosive batting, Pant will look to accelerate the scoring in the middle overs.

5. Suryakumar Yadav - A versatile batsman, Yadav can anchor the innings or play the finisher’s role as needed.

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6. Hardik Pandya - The all-rounder’s big hitting and medium pace bowling make him a vital cog in the team.

7. Ravindra Jadeja - Jadeja's dual role as a lower-order batsman and a left-arm spinner provides balance to the side.

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8. Axar Patel - Another all-rounder, Patel's left-arm spin and handy batting lower down the order are assets to the team.

9. Arshdeep Singh - The young pacer has been impressive with his ability to bowl in the death overs.

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10. Jasprit Bumrah - Bumrah's pace and accuracy are invaluable, especially in the powerplay and death overs.

11. Mohammed Siraj - With his pace and seam movement, Siraj will be crucial in dismantling the opposition’s top order.

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Published June 10th, 2024 at 22:01 IST