‘He’ll make the match one-sided’: Sehwag names the first player he would pick for IND vs PAK match

India and Pakistan match is about to start and the two teams are ready to take on each other in the most-awaited match of the ICC T20 World Cup. India have won all five matches since the first edition of the event in 2007.

While Pakistan have named their squad of 12 on the eve of the match, Virat didn’t disclose anything about the formation of the team. Former India opener Virender Sehwag has come out in favour of Hardik Pandya, who hasn’t bowled for long.

Sehwag believes that if the 27-year-old gets going, he will win the match for his team. “He will be on my team. The kind of batter he is, if he clicks, he’ll make the match one-sided, and finish it. He has the ability, which he has shown many times. Yes, if he was bowling fit, that would have been the icing on the cake,” Sehwag said on Cricbuzz.

“You should go with five bowlers plus if Hardik Pandya or someone else from the top-order bowls a few overs, it’ll be the perfect team for me… His batting is surely a concern. If he’s not in form or not batting well in the nets, then you can maybe see another batter, otherwise, he’ll be my first pick.”

Sehwag wants to see the bowling duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Varun Chakravarthy in today’s game.

“Jadeja gives you the combination of batting and bowling. He can bowl four overs because Pakistan just have one left-hander, which is Fakhar Zaman. Varun Chakravarthy will play against Pakistan for the first time so even the Pakistanis don’t know what kind of bowling he offers, so he could be that X-factor. Ashwin and Rahul Chahar are normal spinners. I believe the Pakistani batters will play them out easily because they are good players of spin,” Sehwag added.