IND vs AFG 1st T20I: Afghanistan Playing 11 and Top Fantasy Cricket Picks

Published on: Jan 9, 2024 12:31 pm IST|Updated on: Jan 9, 2024 12:32 pm IST

IND vs AFG 1st T20I Afghanistan Playing 11 and Top Fantasy Cricket Picks

Afghanistan is poised for a gripping three-match T20I series against India, beginning on January 11 at Mohali’s Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium. The anticipation builds with subsequent clashes slated for January 14 and January 17, promising an enthralling cricketing spectacle for fans.

It’s a countdown to T20 World Cup 2024 as this series holds immense significance as Afghanistan’s second-to-last T20I encounter before the eagerly anticipated T20 World Cup 2024. Cricket enthusiasts worldwide eagerly await the showdown set to unfold in the West Indies and the USA from June 1 to June 29.

Fresh from leading Afghanistan to a victorious 2-1 series triumph against the UAE in Sharjah, Ibrahim Zadran continues to steer the squad against India. Zadran’s adept leadership and recent success position him as a pivotal figure in guiding Afghanistan against the formidable Indian team.

Afghanistan Playing 11

  1. Ibrahim Zadran
  2. Rahmanullah Gurbaz
  3. Rahmat Shah
  4. Najibullah Zadran
  5. Mohammad Nabi
  6. Karim Janat
  7. Mujeeb Ur Rahman
  8. Sharafuddin Ashraf
  9. Fazal Haq Farooqi
  10. Naveen Ul Haq
  11. Qais Ahmad

Ibrahim Zadran stands tall as a beacon of leadership at the top order, combining technical finesse with bold captaincy to shape the team’s approach while the audacious wicketkeeper-batsman Rahmanullah Gurbaz partners him at the top. Rahmat Shah will follow at 3 as he brings class and resilience, steering the innings with classical batting style and abundant experience while Najibullah Zadran injects audacious stroke play to accelerate the run rate in the middle overs.

At 5 is Mohammad Nabi who’s skillful in both batting and bowling department. Karim Janat is another  dynamic all-rounder contributing with aggressive batting and medium-fast bowling

Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s crafty spin and knack for pivotal wickets in the middle overs bolster the team’s overall strategy. Sharafuddin Ashraf can be a vital asset in the spin department, with good control and variation confounding opposition batters, aligning perfectly with the team’s strategic vision.

Fazal Haq Farooqi brings dynamism to the pace attack, armed with pace, swing, and the ability to trouble batters, offering enhanced strategic options. Naveen Ul Haq’s raw pace and seam movement amplify the bowling lineup’s strategic depth. Qais Ahmad’s sharp spin and deceptive abilities further bolster the spin department’s strategic capabilities, particularly in crucial game phases.

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