I dont want Pathan in the team but i dont think we have any other options. I would consider to put Abdulla over Pathan. Pathan is in terrible form
Shakib could possibly be replaced for James Pattinson or Ryan ten Doeschate. RTD can bowl pace so it might be better to put him in the team. Or the management can even opt for Morgan over Shakib. But i do want Shakib in the team because he has ignited with the bat recently. Bowling may be the concern but he can bounce back anytime.
Bisla is a good batsmen and McCullum is in form so id put them in the same team. McCullum can also field as he fielded when he played for NSW and also fields for NZ in tests. So why not make him field in T20s? It would be much better that way because it strengthens the batting.
And heading into the CLT20 Gambhir is out of form and we relied on him throughout the IPL. So it will be interesting how it turns out this time.
1. Jacques Kallis
2. G. Gambhir
3. B. McCullum
4. Manvinder Bisla (wk)
5. S. Al Hasan
6. Manoj Tiwary
7. D. Das
8. I. Abdulla
9. Rajat Bhatia
10. Sunil Narine
11. L. Balaji
As i said earlier Shakib could be replaced for RTD or Pattinson.
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