Kochi: After facing five consecutive losses against India in ICC T-20 world cups, Pakistan is looking forward to breaking the jinx in their inaugural match in the T-20 ICC world cup in Dubai on Sunday.
All the five matches were won under the leadership of M S Dhoni. It remains to be seen what strategy Virat Kohli adopts to take on the arch rival which will fire all its boosters to subdue the neighbours.
Dhoni will be there to guide Virat as mentor at Dubai. Meanwhile, Pakistan, on Saturday, announced its 12 member team for the clash.
Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf and Haider Ali.
Former skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed has been dropped despite his ability to demolish spinners.
However, Skipper Babar Azam has included veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik who is a good player of spin.
Sarfaraz had led Pakistan to victory against India in the 2017 Champions Trophy final.