AFG vs IND T20 World Cup 2024 Match Up: Top 5 Player Battles to Watch Out For

Published on: Jun 20, 2024 2:00 pm IST|Updated on: Jun 19, 2024 11:04 am IST

AFG vs IND T20 World Cup 2024 Match 43 Match-Ups

Afghanistan (AFG) will take on India (IND) in the 43rd match of the T20 World Cup 2024 at Kensington Oval in Barbados.

Both teams have comfortably made it to the Super 8 with three wins each in their four games. While India has shown remarkable consistency, securing the top spot in Group A without losing any of their four group-stage matches, Afghanistan’s campaign has been extraordinary, including a notable victory against New Zealand. However, they are coming off a big loss against the West Indies.

Let’s explore five interesting matchups to watch in AFG vs IND.

  1. Rohit Sharma vs Rashid Khan

Rohit’s attacking approach may be checked by Rashid in the early overs, given their matchups in T20s. Rohit has showcased his class, scoring runs at an impressive strike rate of 137.50, but he has also been dismissed four times, suggesting that Rashid has had the upper hand in this interesting battle.

Runs 55
Balls 40
Dismissals 4
Average 13.75
Strike-Rate 137.50

2. Virat Kohli vs Rashid Khan

Kohli may not have performed up to expectations so far in the tournament, scoring 1, 4, and 0 in his last three games. However, his ability to perform in crucial games is well known, and with his fine record against Rashid in T20s, scoring 104 runs at an average of 52.00, he has a good chance to look for big runs in their upcoming encounters.

Runs 104
Balls 79
Dismissals 2
Average 52.00
Strike-Rate 131.64

3. Mohammad Nabi vs Jasprit Bumrah

Nabi’s combination of composed batting and attacking shots meets the challenge of Bumrah in the death overs. In their T20 encounters, Nabi has scored just 21 runs off 22 deliveries faced from Bumrah, getting out once.

Runs 21
Balls 22
Dismissals 1
Average 21.00
Strike-Rate 95.45

4. Rishabh Pant vs Rashid Khan

Pant has been in very fine form in the tournament so far, and his hard-hitting prowess is well-known in this format. Pant played Rashid’s threat well, scoring 113 runs off 100 balls after being dismissed twice. His strong matchups against the experienced Rashid are a good sign for the Indian team management.

Runs 113
Balls 100
Dismissals 2
Average 56.50
Strike-Rate 113.00

5. Hardik Pandya vs Rashid KHan

Hardik is a crucial player for India in the middle order, but the experienced all-rounder needs to be cautious against Rashid Khan, who has kept him in check in their six T20 face-offs. Rashid has dismissed him twice while giving away just 27 runs in 37 deliveries, making this matchup one to watch in the middle overs.

Runs 27
Balls 37
Dismissals 2
Average 13.50
Strike-Rate 72.97
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