India vs Pakistan in the 2023 ODI World Cup will happen at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The two teams met only once at this venue before in an ODI. It was in 2005 when Pakistan had toured India. The visitors then won this match and also this series. Here, we take a look at the playing XI of India when they last played against Pakistan in Ahmedabad in 2005.
Openers: Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar
Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar were the openers in the playing XI of India when they last played against Pakistan in Ahmedabad in 2005. Sehwag, who had a good partnership with Sachin that day, is currently a noted commentator and popular for his views on social media.
Sachin Tendulkar is currently the brand ambassador of the 2023 ODI World Cup. The Master Blaster scored a century in that encounter.
Middle-Order: MS Dhoni (WK), Sourav Ganguly (C), Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh and Mohammed Kaif
MS Dhoni, who played at No.3 in this game, is still an active part of the sport. He recently led CSK to a win in IPL 2023. Sourav Ganguly had to leave his position as the BCCI President recently and is now a commentator.
Rahul Dravid is the current Head Coach of Team India. He will be desperate to win the World Cup. Mohammed Kaif served as the assistant coach of Delhi Capitals before but is now a commentator.
Bowlers: Zaheer Khan, L Balaji, Ashish Nehra and Murali Karthik
Zaheer Khan was the leader of the pace attack in this playing XI of India when they last played against Pakistan in Ahmedabad in 2005. Zaheer is a part of the Mumbai Indians staff and has a role for all the franchises combined.
L Balaji is now a bowling coach and also does commentatory often. Ashish Nehra is the Head Coach of Gujarat Titans in IPL. He won the league in 2022. Murali Karthik is one of the noted commentators. He led the spin attack in this encounter.