Update: India XI vs China: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu; Narayan Das, Subhasish Bose, Sandesh Jhingan, Pritam Kotal; Pronay Halder Anirudh Thapa; Halicharan Narzary, Sunil Chhetri, Udanta Singh; Jeje Lalpekhlua
India have qualified for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, to be held in the UAE in January, and the friendly against China will provide India coach, Stephen Constantine with a chance to experiment with his squad.
How will India line up against China?
Constantine is expected to stick to his working 4-4-2 formation against the Red Dragons. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu will take his position between the posts and the back-four is expected to be Pritam Kotal, Sandesh Jhingan, Anas Edathodika and Subhasish Bose. Even though Bose is not really enjoying the best of form, the coach could persist with the Mumbai City FC player over the experienced Narayan Das.
Udanta Singh and Halicharan Narzary will take their positions at the right and left flanks respectively for India. Rowllin Borges, who scored the winner for NorthEast United FC over 10-man ATK in the Indian Super League (ISL) recently, will man the midfield along with Pronay Halder. It will be exciting to see if Constantine picks Chennaiyin FC youngster Anirudh Thapa over Halder.