IND vs AFG Prediction: In yesterday’s T20 World Cup, there were two games that were completely one-sided. Bangladesh were knocked out for 84 runs before South Africa chased it down with seven overs to go. For his three top-order wickets, Kagiso Rabada was named player of the match. Pakistan batted first in the second game and scored a massive 189/2. The majority of the scoring was done by Babar Azam and Mohammed Rizwan. Namibia batted admirably in response, but fell 45 runs short.
India take on Afghanistan in the evening encounter at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. India have shockingly lost both their opening games and will be looking to bounce back in this game. Afghanistan are going strong and have an excellent net run rate. They lost their opening game to Pakistan narrowly.
IND vs AFG Cricket Betting Tips
India vs Afghanistan
Match 33, T20 World Cup
3 November 2021, 07:30 PM IST
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network and it can also be streamed on Hotstar App. It will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. The matches are split into four venues- Muscat, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. T20 World Cup will be broadcasted to almost 100 countries including all cricket-playing nations.
IND vs AFG Head to Head: India have won both the games held between the two sides.
IND – 80%
AFG – 20%
India are slight favorites for this encounter. You cannot write off Afghanistan anymore, especially on these wickets and in this format. They have some excellent spinners in their ranks and their batsmen have put up a good show so far. India need to win big and hope for other games to go their way in order to qualify.
Bet365: IND: 1.25; AFG: 4.00
We are tipping KL Rahul to come good in this game. He has 1578 runs in 47 innings at an average of 39 that includes 12 half-centuries and a hundred.
Jasprit Bumrah has been India’s spearhead for some time now and provided the two breakthroughs against New Zealand. He has 81 wickets in 51 innings at an economy of 6.6.
Naveen ul Haq has impressed one and all in this tournament. He has a good yorker and clever variations up his sleeve. He has 18 wickets in 11 innings at an economy of 6.8.
IND Playing XI
Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Varun Chakravarthy/Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah
AFG Playing XI
Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Najibullah Zadran, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Mohammad Nabi (c), Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Hamid Hassan, Naveen-ul-Haq
Although Pakistan posted 189 here in the last game, run-making has not been easy in Abu Dhabi. Batsmen should make the most of the powerplay and set realistic targets. 150-160 should be a winning total on this wicket. Spinners of both teams should enjoy bowling on this surface. Chasing should be the way forward as most of the games are being won by the team batting second.
If IND bats first: 160-170
If AFG bats first: 140-150
With a little bit of cooling due to clear skies overhead, the temperature as the second match begins will be 29 degrees Celsius. The humidity is expected to be close to 60-70% and winds will be light. A moderate amount of dew will affect the ground condition towards the second half of the match. From human comfort level, it will feel like 33-34 degrees.
WICKET-KEEPERS: R Pant
BATSMEN: V Kohli, L Rahul, H Zazai
ALL-ROUNDERS: R Jadeja, M Nabi
BOWLERS: M Shami, J Bumrah, Rashid Khan, Naveen ul Haq, V Chakravarthy
Captain choices: L Rahul/ J Bumrah
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