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T20 World Cup 2024: India vs Afghanistan Preview, Probable Playing XI And More

The Barbados pitch is known for its pace and bounce, offering good movement for bowlers on the day.

Edited By : Shashwat Nishant | Updated: Jun 19, 2024 18:12 IST
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IND vs AFG: In the Super-8 stage’s Group 1, an exciting match awaits fans as Afghanistan and India prepare to clash in Barbados on Thursday for their first win of this phase in the T20 World Cup 2024.

Afghanistan (AFG) had a strong showing in the group stages, winning their first three matches consecutively. However, they faced a heavy defeat against the West Indies, losing by 104 runs and finishing second in their group. With a robust batting lineup, versatile all-rounders, and an impressive bowling attack, Afghanistan presents a formidable challenge.

India (IND) topped their Group A fixtures, securing 7 points from four games with victories over Ireland, Pakistan, and the USA, advancing to the Super-8 stages smoothly. A key concern for India is the form of veteran batsmen Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, especially since Kohli has yet to deliver a strong performance with the bat.

IND vs AFG Pitch Report

Weather forecasts predict intermittent showers throughout Thursday. The winning captain is likely to choose to bowl first. The Barbados pitch is known for its pace and bounce, offering good movement for bowlers. Historically, teams chasing have had success at this venue, with a competitive total expected to be around 145-160 runs.

Team India Probable Playing XI

Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wk), SA Yadav, S Dubey, HH Pandya, RA Jadeja, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, JJ Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

Afghanistan Probable Playing XI

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan (C), Gulbadin Naib, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Noor Ahmad

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First published on: Jun 19, 2024 06:12 PM IST

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