The decision was a fair one from Dhoni as the conditions are overcast with the pitches being a little moist after having stayed under the covers © Getty Images (FIle Photo)
The decision was a fair one from Dhoni as the conditions are overcast with the pitches being a little moist after having stayed under the covers © Getty Images (FIle Photo)

India won the coin toss and elected to bowl first against arch-rivals Pakistan, in Super 10 Group 2, Match 19 of the ongoing ICC World T20 2016 at the historic Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata on Saturday. The decision was a fair one from Dhoni as the conditions are overcast with the pitches being a little moist after having stayed under the covers, while he stuck to an unchanged squad from the loss to New Zealand. Afridi, on the other hand, made a change in the form of Mohammad Sami, who replaces Imad Wasim. Owing to the steady rain and delayed start, the game has been reduced to 18 overs per side. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Pakistan, Group B Match 19 of ICC T20 World Cup at Eden Gardens

Having suffered an embarrassing defeat to New Zealand in the opening match of the T20 World Cup 2016, a battered Indian cricket team will look to bounce back in their all-important match against arch rivals Pakistan, at Kolkata on Saturday. The Indian cricket team has been on a roll in T20Is, but their shocking defeat to New Zealand by 47 runs has put them at the fourth position in the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 Points Table, whereas Pakistan, following their massive win over Bangladesh by 55 runs, are at the top. LIVE CRICKET UPDATES: India vs Pakistan, Group B Match 19 of ICC T20 World Cup at Eden Gardens

India and Pakistan’s Women’s teams will play earlier in the day, at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, New Delhi, in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2016 match, where Pakistan managed to win by four wickets via D/L method. While Saturday promises to be an interesting day for cricket fans of these two nations, the result of the first game is unlikely to have any impact on the evening match between the men.

Teams:

India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (wk, c), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah.

Pakistan: Sharjeel Khan, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Shahid Afridi (c), Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Sami, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Irfan.