Abu Dhabi: The amount of criticism that the Indian team faced in the last week has rarely been done in the last 2-3 years. Indian team is disappointed but now waiting to finish winning. The Indian team would like to make Chhoti Diwali big and will go out with the intention of registering a big win over Afghanistan by removing the anger of cricket fans and experts so that there is hope for a charisma going forward.
The Indian cricket team will come here to stop their losing streak in the T20 World Cup match against Afghanistan on Wednesday. However, it will be facing Afghanistan’s world-class spin bowling attack. India had lost badly in the first two matches against Pakistan and New Zealand.
Starting at 7.30 pm at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi, this match of the Super 12 stage will decide a lot. This match will make the situation in Group Two somewhat clear. With a loss in this match, the Indian team’s hopes of going ahead in the tournament will be completely destroyed, while Afghanistan will remain in the top two with a win. His net run rate is also very good. However, if the Indian team wins the match by a huge margin, hopes can remain intact.
Afghanistan much better than before
Comparing the performance of both the teams, Afghanistan has so far played better cricket than India. The Afghan players proved themselves in both the batting and bowling departments. The bowling of the team was fine, but this time the batsmen have performed reliably. How good his batting has been can be gauged from the fact that in the current T20 World Cup season so far the joint highest team score (190) is in the name of Afghanistan, which he played in his first league match against Scotland. was created in At the same time, apart from charismatic spinner Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur-Rahman and captain Mohammad Nabi, Naveen-ul-Haq has looked good. However, there is still uncertainty over Mujeeb’s play.
On the other hand, the Indian team, which has been battling with bat and ball till now, will face a difficult challenge of playing Afghanistan’s world class spin bowling. India’s top and middle order is the biggest concern for the team. Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav have not been able to do much so far and now they will have to prove themselves to the spin bowling of Afghanistan. Indian bowlers have also looked weak so far. He is not getting the kind of bowling that has won India many matches. Leading and wicket-taking bowler Jasprit Bumrah also got two wickets in the second match against New Zealand. He was also seen struggling in the match against Pakistan. The performance of experienced bowlers like Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar is also raising question marks. It is noteworthy that after the big defeat against Pakistan, two changes were made in the Indian team. Suryakumar Yadav was replaced by Ishan Kishan, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar was replaced by Shardul Thakur and now the team may see a change even after the loss against New Zealand. Experienced and senior spinner Ravichandran Ashwin can be included in the team.
So far two T20 International matches have been played between India and Afghanistan and both India have won their names. The two met in the 2009 edition of the T20 World Cup and India won by seven wickets, while the second match took place in 2012, which India won by 23 runs.
Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi (Captain), Rashid Khan, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Karim Janat, Hazratullah Zazai, Gulbadin Naib, Usman Ghani, Naveen-ul-Haq, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Hamid Hasan, Najeebullah Zadran, Shahid Hassan , Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Farid Ahmed
India: Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma (vice captain), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Varun Chakraborty, Rahul Chahar