India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his Pakistan analogue Shahid Afridi will be complex in an absorbing action of experience in the eagerly- accessible World Cup semi-final in Mohali on Wednesday.
Afridi's aggregation concluded Australia's best 34-match band at the World Cup with a win in a alliance match, while Dhoni's ancillary agape the arresting champions out of the clash in the quarter-finals.
Dhoni and Afridi accept so far accepted accomplished at account the situations and did not alternate all-embracing unorthodoxy, like aperture the advance with a spinner in a bid to wrong-foot the opposition.
The Indian captain opened the bowling with off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in the quarter-final adjoin Australia on a apathetic Ahmedabad clue and the move paid off as the spinner removed in-form Shane Watson (25) in the 10th over.
Dhoni needs to intelligently use his bound bowling assets afresh as he has so far not actively acquainted the absence of a fifth specialist bowler, acknowledgment to part-time spinner Yuvraj Singh's 11 wickets in seven matches.
The Indian captain was additionally accepted appropriate back he included Suresh Raina in abode of accent Yusuf Pathan adjoin Australia. Raina did not let his captain bottomward as he was complex in a match-winning angle of 74 with Yuvraj.
"I adopt to go by aptitude (in some situations)," said Dhoni.
India accept so far absent aloof one game, adjoin South Africa back their aftermost nine wickets fell for 29 runs, and Dhoni was quick to admonish his batsmen not to comedy for the arcade but for the team.
Pakistan accept so far looked a acclimatized and well-knit unit, acknowledgment to Afridi's administration qualities.
Afridi may not accept apparent his batting prowess, but has done able-bodied as a leg-spinner and fielder. He is the tournament's arch bowler with 21 wickets in seven matches.
He has persisted with wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal, who had an off-day adjoin New Zealand back he let off Ross Taylor aboriginal in the innings. The New Zealander went on to account a aeon in his team's victory.
It was the alone defeat suffered by Pakistan, but Afridi did not affliction his accommodation as Akmal grew in aplomb with anniversary bold and was complex a aeon angle in his team's quarter-final win over the West Indies.
Afridi's moves to advance Akmal as an opener, accompany Asad Shafiq in the average adjustment and arena off-spinner Saeed Ajmal adjoin the West Indies accept additionally paid off.