IND vs AFG: Why is Yuzvendra Chahal Not Playing Today’s India vs Afghanistan Match?

Updated on: Sep 8, 2022 7:43 pm IST

  • Yuzvendra Chahal IND vs AFG Dream11 India vs Afghanistan

    Yuzvendra Chahal IND vs AFG: In a crucial news development, India’s star leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is not playing this final match of Asia Cup 2022 campaign against Afghanistan scheduled to be hosted at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. After having succumbed to poor back-to-back losses at the hands of arch-rivals Pakistan and Sri Lanka, India will definitely want to end their campaign in the competition on a high.

    IND vs AFG: Why is Yuzvendra Chahal Not Playing Today’s India vs Afghanistan Match?

    India’s new captain KL Rahul revealed at the toss that their premier leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal unfortunately misses out for today’s clash against Afghanistan. Rahul clearly stated that they have decided to rest some of their key players including Chahal, Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya. In the last match against Sri Lanka, Yuzvendra bowled remarkably well to bring his team back in the game for a while and ended up taking as many as two crucial wickets. However, it is also a fact that the right arm leggie went wicket-less during the first two matches against Pakistan and Hong Kong. The trio of Deepak Chahar, Axar Patel and Dinesh Karthik have made a comeback to the India playing XI.

    “We wanted to bat first. We want to challenge ourselves as a batting unit. Rohit wants to take a break, playing back-to-back is not easy in these conditions. Yuzi (Chahal), Rohit and Hardik miss out. Chahar, Karthik and Axar come in. Even coming into this tournament, we had the T20 World Cup in mind. It’s a good learning for us to play such a tournament before the World Cup. We have learnt a few things from the losses. Trying to finalise the roles that each individual will play in the World Cup,” said Indian skipper KL Rahul at the toss.

     

    India Playing 11

    1. Suryakumar Yadav
    2. KL Rahul (C)
    3. Virat Kohli
    4. Rishabh Pant (wk)
    5. Deepak Hooda
    6. Dinesh KarthikĀ 
    7. Axar Patel
    8. Ravichandran Ashwin
    9. Deepak Chahar
    10. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
    11. Arshdeep Singh

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    Asia Cup 2022 Schedule

    Date Match Venue Time Result
    27 August, 2022 (Saturday) Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Dubai 7:30 PM IST Afghanistan won by 8 wickets
    28 August, 2022 (Sunday) India vs Pakistan Dubai 7:30 PM IST India won by 5 wickets
    30 August, 2022 (Tuesday) Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Sharjah 7:30 PM IST Afghanistan won by 7 wickets
    31 August, 2022 (Wednesday) India vs Hong Kong Dubai 7:30 PM IST India won by 40 runs
    1 September, 2022 (Thursday) Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Dubai 7:30 PM IST Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets
    2 September, 2022 (Friday) Pakistan vs Hong Kong Sharjah 7:30 PM IST Pakistan won by 155 runs
    3 September, 2022 (Saturday) Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Sharjah 7:30 PM IST Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets
    4 September, 2022 (Sunday) India vs Pakistan Dubai 7:30 PM IST Pakistan won by 5 wickets
    6 September, 2022 (Tuesday) India vs Sri Lanka Dubai 7:30 PM IST Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets
    7 September, 2022 (Wednesday) Pakistan vs Afghanistan Sharjah 7:30 PM IST Pakistan won by 1 wicket
    8 September, 2022 (Thursday) India vs Afghanistan Dubai 7:30 PM IST TBA
    9 September, 2022 (Friday) Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Dubai 7:30 PM IST TBA
    11 September, 2022 (Sunday) Final
    (Sri Lanka vs Pakistan)
    Dubai 7:30 PM IST TBA

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