IND vs AFG Dream11 Prediction: 1st T20I Match of Afghanistan Tour of India, 2024 Playing 11, Pitch Report, Fantasy Cricket Tips for India vs Afghanistan Dream11 Team

Published on: Jan 9, 2024 4:00 pm IST|Updated on: Jan 10, 2024 5:55 pm IST

IND vs AFG Dream11 Prediction: 1st T20I Match of Afghanistan Tour of India, 2024 Playing 11, Pitch Report, Fantasy Cricket Tips for India vs Afghanistan Dream11 Team

Team India will welcome Afghanistan for a three match T20I series, starting on 11th January. The first T20I is scheduled to be held in Mohali on Thursday.

Let’s take a look at the preview for this clash:

India vs Afghanistan, 1st T20I of Afghanistan Tour of India 2024
11th January, 7:00 PM IST
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, India

IND vs AFG 1st T20I Prediction

Team India will play their third T20I series in as many months, in what would be their final preparation for the T20I World Cup scheduled in June. The Men in Blue scored a thumping 4-1 victory over Australia in November-December, which was followed by a 2-1 away series win in South Africa. As for Afghanistan, they are coming into the series on the back of a 2-1 win over United Arab Emirates.

Form Guide


PCA Mohali Stadium Pitch Report

The pitch at PCA Stadium Mohali is expected to be good for batting. The average score batting first is 168, which could make it an interesting encounter. Spinners have also had their fair share of success here. With the dew coming into play in the second part of the innings, the team winning the toss is most likely to field first.

IND Playing 11

1. Rohit Sharma (c)
2. Yashasvi Jaiswal
3. Sanju Samson
4. Tilak Varma
5. Jitesh Sharma (wk)
6. Rinku Singh
7. Axar Patel
8. Ravi Bishnoi
9. Avesh Khan
10. Mukesh Kumar
11. Arshdeep Singh

INDIA Team News

  • Virat Kohli is unavailable for IND vs AFG 1st T20I, confirmed coach Rahul Dravid.
  • Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Axar Patel, Jitesh Sharma, Sanju Samson, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Singh, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar
  • Rohit Sharma is back in the T20I squad, as he leads the team once again. There have multiple players in the regular T20I side that have been plagued with injuries, and as a result, they were not a part of the announced squad.

IND Key Players

Rohit Sharma Stats vs Afghanistan in T20I

Rohit Sharma last 5 innings in T20I Runs against AFG in T20I T20I Batting average vs AFG Total runs In T20I Captain choice
53,15, 2, 15, 27 75 runs in two matches 75 3853 runs in 148 matches             ✅

AFG Playing 11

1. Hazratullah Zazai
2. Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk)
3. Ibrahim Zadran (c)
4. Azmatullah Omarzai
5. Mohammad Nabi
6. Najibullah Zadran
7. Gulbadin Naib
8. Sharafuddin Ashraf
9. Mujeeb ur Rahman
10. Fazalhaq Farooqi
11. Naveen-ul-Haq


  • Squad: Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Ibrahim Zadran (c), Sharafuddin Ashraf, Karim Janat, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ikram Akhil, Noor Ahmad, Qais Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammad Saleem Safi
  • Rashid Khan is unlikely to play the fixture as he is suffering from a back injury.

AFG Key Players

Hazratullah Zazai Stats vs India in T20Is

Last 5 Scores in T20Is Runs against IND in T20I T20I Batting average vs IND Total T20I runs Captain choice
36, 36, 13, 4, 8 13 runs in 2 matches 6.50 1092 runs in 41 matches           ❌

Mujeeb ur Rahman Stats vs India in T20Is

Last 5 Matches in T20I (Wickets) Wickets against IND in T20I Bowling Economy vs India Total T20I runs and Average Vice-captain choice
2,1,2,0,2 wickets 0 wickets in 1 match 7.25 56 wickets at an average of 17.83             ✅

Who will win 1st T20I between India and Afghanistan?

  • Team India is coming on the back of two successive T20I series victories over Australia and South Africa. They are missing several senior players, however, they have enough firepower in their ranks to claim the victory.
  • Rashid Khan is still recovering from a back injury, and is certainly ruled out of the first T20I. This could be a huge blow for Afghanistan, as the Asian side is hugely dependent on his services.
  • With veterans, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli back in the lineup, the hosts should claim a comfortable victory over their Asian neighbors.

IND vs AFG Dream11 Prediction

Wicket-keepers: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Sanju Samson
Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rahmat Shah, Ibrahim Zadran
All-rounder: Azmatullah Omarzai, Axar Patel
Bowlers: Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Naveen-ul-Haq

Who are Best Captain Options for IND vs AFG Dream11 Team

For Small League, Head to Head contest: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli
For Grand League, Mega Contest: Ravi Bishnoi, Yashasvi Jaiswal

What are IND vs AFG Fantasy Tips?

  • Virat Kohli scored his 71st International century against Afghanistan in the Asian Cup in 2022, which ended his three year drought without a International hundred.
  • Ravi Bishnoi picked up 9 wickets in the T20I series against Australia last year. He is expected to get the nod ahead of Kuldeep Yadav for the first T20I.
  • Rohit Sharma is playing his first T20I International after almost 15 months. The Indian skipper will be eager to score runs against a depleted Afghanistan bowling attack. The Indian opener averages 75 against the opposition team.

Where to watch IND vs AFG Live?

Sports18 TV Channel, Jio Cinema

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