AFG Playing 11: The Afghanistan team will clash with the Indian team in their 4th fixture of T20 World Cup 2021. If they win this fixture, they will nearly confirm their place in the semifinals of the tournament.
In the last fixture, they were yet again clinical with their performances to win the match by 62 runs against Namibia. They posted a score of 170 on the board, with the contribution of Shahzad and Zazai at the top, while Asghar Afghan and Mohammad Nabi provided a fine finish to the team. While Naveen Ul Haq and Hamid Hassan picked 3 wickets each, while Gulbadin was impressive as well with 2 scalps.
The Afghanistan have secured 2 big victories in the tournament, and will need another win to nearly confirm their place in the semifinals. The batters have been terrific with their performance to finish well and post a strong total on the board. The team”s openers have written the success story for them in the tournament and need to maintain the same performance.
The bowlers have always contributed well to the team in the presence of Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, with the new addition being youngster Naveen Ul Haq. There will be 2 changes to the team’s Playing 11 for this fixture, with Hasmatullah Shahidi and Mujeeb replacing Asghar Afghan (retired) and Hamid Hassan respectively.
AFG Playing 11 (likely)
Afghanistan Squad: Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Karim Janat, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Hamid Hassan, Fareed Ahmad, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Usman Ghani
WATCH IND vs AFG LIVE on Star Sports TV Network and Disney+ Hotstar app. The Afghanistan team are in a very string position with 2 wins and a fantastic net run rate. They need to win minimum one more game to make a strong case for qualifying into the semifinals of the tournament. The batters as well as bowlers have been performing really well and need to maintain same momentum to keep the team in contention for the next stage. The Disney+Hotstar plans can be availed by the cricket fans to watch India vs Afghanistan Match 33 of T20 World Cup 2021.
1. Najibullah Zadran
The middle order batsman is the leading run scorer for the team in the tournament. He has been able to rotate the strike consistently, and has the capacity to hit long balls in the final overs. In 3 matches, Najibullas has smashed 88 runs.
2. Mohammad Nabi
The captain of Afghanistan team has been provided contribution in last 2 matches of the tournament. With his ball striking capabilities and confidence, he is expected to do well in this fixture and take crucial wickets with the ball as well. In 3 matches, Nabi has scored 78 runs.
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3. Naveen Ul Haq
The pacer has been playing quite well this year, and has been in wickets in T20 Blast and CPL 2021. He has continued his fine form in this tournament and using his variations well to dismiss the batters. In 3 matches, Naveen has scalped 5 wickets.
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4. Rashid Khan
The player with tremendous track record and current form will be the best pick from the Afghanistan side. In the last fixture, he only gave away 14 runs and picked a wicket. In this tournament, he has picked up 7 wickets, which is the most by any player in their team.
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