Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl against India in second Twenty20 international at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad.
India have made one change, bringing in R Ashwin in place of Ravindra Jadeja while Pakistan have retained the same playing eleven.
India captain MS Dhoni said, “We were looking to bowl too. It looks like a pitch which might not change throughout.
“Bhuvneshwar bowled superbly well. He may have to bowl slightly shorter on a flatter wicket. He looks like a smart guy.
“Ashwin is in for Jadeja.”
Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez said, “The way the boys came out with a good performance under pressure in the previous game was brilliant.
“The energy was great. We want to repeat it. We are playing the same side.”
Having lost the first T20 by five wickets in Bangalore, India will look to register a win here to level the series.
India (Playing XI): Gautam Gambhir, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Ashok Dinda.
Pakistan (Playing XI): Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez(c), Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal(w), Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Irfan.