After an emphatic win over arch-rivals Pakistan, Team India take on Afghanistan seeking another win is what has been a near-perfect CWC 19 campaign so far. India have recorded dominant victories thus far while Afghanistan have struggled to get going.
India – 2nd, Afghanistan – 10th
Form Guide (last 5 ODIs, recent first)
India – W NR W W L
Afghanistan – L L L L L
India Playing XI – Virat Kohli (c), Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav, Rishabh Pant/Vijay Shankar
India Team News – Mohammed Shami is expected to come in for injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar after the latter sustained hamstring injury against Pakistan on Sunday. Vijay Shankar’s availability is also doubtful after being hit on toe by a Jasprit Bumrah yorker during a training session on Wednesday. If he is not included, Rishabh Pant will make his World Cup debut.
Afghanistan Playing XI – Gulbadin Naib (c), Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Noor Ali Zadran/Hazratullah Zazai, Aftab Alam/Hamid Hassan/Mujeeb ur Rahman
Team News – Noor Ali Zadran and Hazratullah Zazai are fighting for a spot at the top of the batting order. Among the bowlers, Afghanistan have to pick one between Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan and Mujeeb ur Rahman.
Venue: Hampshire Bowl, Southampton
Tournament: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Match 28
When: Saturday, 22 June at 3 PM IST
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