India and Afghanistan will play the ninth match of the Cricket World Cup 2023 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. This is the second match of the tournament for both the teams, who have had contrasting starts to their campaign.
India defeated Australia comprehensively in their tournament opener, but at one point during their chase, they are at 2-3. Openers Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma, and Shreyas Iyer, were all dismissed for a duck each. If not for a match-changing partnership between Virat Kohli and KL Rahul, India could have struggled to chase down a target of 200. Kohli scored 85 while KL remained unbeaten on 97, missing out on a century by just three runs. Earlier in the game, the Indian bowlers did a great job to bowl out Australia for 199. Ravindra Jadeja was the wrecker-in-chief with three wickets.
Afghanistan, on the other hand, lost their tournament opener to Bangladesh due to a poor batting show. They scored merely 156 runs batting first after Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored 47. A total as small as that was always going to be a big task to defend, and as was expected, Bangladesh wrapped up the chase with 92 balls remaining.
Ahead of the next game of Cricket World Cup 2023, here’s everything you need to know.
India vs Afghanistan Injury Update
India will be without Shubman Gill for a couple of more games. The opening batsman is still recovering from dengue. Afghanistan, meanwhile, have no injury or unavailability concerns.
India vs Afghanistan Predicted XI
India: Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Siraj
Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c ), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Fareed Ahmed, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi
India vs Afghanistan Match Details
Match: India vs Afghanistan
Date & Time: October 11, 2.00 PM IST
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi
India vs Afghanistan Fantasy Team
Wicketkeepers: KL Rahul, Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Batters: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ibrahim Zadran
All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Nabi, Hardik Pandya
Bowlers: Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Rashid Khan
Captain: Virat Kohli
Vice-captain: Rashid Khan
India vs Afghanistan: Delhi Weather and Pitch Report
South Africa posted a mammoth 428 at this venue a few days ago. Black soil has been used in the pitches that have been recently laid at the venue, which will favour the batsman and produce more bounce.
The weather in Delhi will be sunny with a maximum temperature of 35 degrees Celsius.
India vs Afghanistan, 2023 World Cup Broadcast details
The match between India and Afghanistan will be live on the Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
India vs Afghanistan Live Streaming
Disney + Hotstar has picked up the streaming rights of the India vs Afghanistan match. The toss will take place at 1.30 PM IST.
India vs Afghanistan ODI matches Head-to-Head
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India vs Afghanistan match prediction
In the 2019 World Cup match between India and Afghanistan, the latter gave a good fight for most part of the match before falling short of the target by 11 runs. Afghanistan might be the least favourites to make it to the top four, but they aren’t a team that can be taken too lightly. India will thus look to avoid casualness and win this game.