Afghanistan vs India Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview | World Cup 2019 | Bhuvi, Shankar fit?
India and Afghanistan will face-off in the 28th match of World Cup’19 at Rose Bowl in Southampton. We will provide for Afghanistan vs India Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the match.
Team India is one of the strong contenders for World Cup’19 and has performed as per expectations. They have won all three of their encounters till now defeating South Africa, Australia, and Pakistan. India’s top-order has been in brilliant form along with Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni while bowlers Bumrah, Kuldeep and Chahal have also been phenomenal with the ball. And they will hope to continue their unbeaten run ahead in the tournament defeating Afghanistan.
In the previous encounter, They defeated Pakistan by 89 runs. Batting first, Rohit Sharma proved his class scoring 140 runs and was supported by Lokesh Rahul. Virat Kohli scored good knock of 77 runs to take the team to a total of 336. With the ball, Kuldeep along with Hardik and Vijay Shankar took two scalps each to restrict Pakistan at 212.
Team Afghanistan lost all five of their encounters yet in World Cup’19 and are on the bottom of the points table. Except for Hasmatullah Shahidi, no other batsmen has performed consistently. Their main strength spin attack was also dismantled in the last encounter against England with Rashid Khan getting hit for 110 runs in 9 overs. Afghanistan will be eager to put a spirited performance against the mighty Indian team and get some much-required confidence.
In the last match, They lost to England by 150 runs. Bowling first, Dawlat Zadran and Gulbadin Naib took three-wicket haul each in an otherwise poor bowling effort resulting in a target of 398. With the bat, Hashmatullah Shahidi played a crucial knock of 76 runs and was supported by Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, and Naib but was ultimately left behind by 150 runs.
A good contest can be expected between both teams.
When and Where:
AFGH vs IND, 28th Match, ICC World Cup 2019.
Rose Bowl, Southampton.
03:00 PM, 22nd June 2019.
Average 1st innings score: 262
Average 2nd innings score: 213
Pitch will provide assistance to pacers in initial overs and then support batsmen.
Gulbadin Naib (c), Ikram Ali Khil, Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb ur Rahman.
Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami.
Hazratullah Zazai can replace Noor Ali Zadran in the playing XI while Aftab Alam can replace Mujeeb as India is a strong side against spin.
Gulbadin Naib and Hazratullah Zazai/N Ali Zadran will open the innings. Rahmat Shah, H Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, M Nabi, and Najibullah Zadran will follow them.
M Nabi and Gulbadin Naib will play the role of an allrounder. Rashid Khan can also contribute with the bat.
Dawlat Zadran will lead the pace attack along with G Naib. Rashid Khan and M Nabi will be the key spinners. Anyone of Mujeeb or Aftab Alam will support them.
Shikhar Dhawan is ruled out of World Cup 2019 due to a thumb injury and Rishabh Pant is added as a replacement.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar also suffered a hamstring injury and is unlikely to play tomorrow. Mohammad Shami will take his place in the playing XI.
Vijay Shankar also got a minor injury during a practice session and can be slightly risky for tomorrow. If unfit, Rishabh Pant/D Karthik is likely to take his place. But He declared fit himself.
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul will open the innings. Virat Kohli, Vijay Shankar, and MS Dhoni will follow them.
Hardik Pandya and Kedar Jadhav will play the role of an allrounder. Vijay Shankar can also bowl a few overs of medium pace.
Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami will lead the pace attack along with Hardik Pandya and Vijay Shankar while Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav will handle the spin attack along with Kedar Jadhav.
Probable Playing XI:
N Ali Zadran/Hazratullah Zazai, Gulbadin Naib (c), Rahmat Shah, H Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, M Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb/Aftab Alam.
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, M Shami, Y Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah.
Key Players for AFGH vs IND Dream11 Team:
Primary Options: MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni is in brilliant form from past one year and can play as per the condition of the match. He has scored 34, 27 and 1 in three encounters.
Other Options: Ikram Ali Khil
Ikram Ali Khil has been added as a replacement for injured Mohammad Shahzad and has not performed well for Afghanistan till now in any format and will play the role of specialist wicket-keeper only.
Batsmen for Afghanistan vs India Dream11 Team:
Primary Options: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Hasmatullah Shahidi, Rahmat Shah, Vijay Shankar, Asghar Afghan
Skipper Virat Kohli is one of the most consistent and best batsmen in the world. He has scored 18, 82 and 77 runs in three matches.
Rohit Sharma has regained his form in World Cup 2019 scoring match winning 122*, 57 and 140 in three encounters. In the absence of Dhawan, He will have added responsibility to give a good start to the Indian team. He is a must pick in IND vs AFG Dream11 team.
KL Rahul will open the innings and can change the course of match single-handedly. He scored good knock of 57 runs in the last match.
Hasmatullah Shahidi has performed consistently for Afghanistan from past one year. He scored crucial 59 and 76 in last two encounters but plays at very slow strike rate.
Rahmat Shah is the most consistent batsmen for Afghanistan and can also bowl a few overs. He has scores of 43, 2, 0, 6 and 46 till now in the campaign and will be eager to score big tomorrow.
Vijay Shankar will bat at no.4 and can also contribute with the ball. He took two scalps against Pakistan and scored run-a-ball 15 runs.
Ex-captain of Afghanistan Asghar Afghan played attacking 44 run knock against England and can be a good pick in Dream11 team.
Other Options: Najibullah Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai and Noor Ali Zadran.
Najibullah Zadran is an attacking batsman and is in good form currently. He scored stroke-filled 51 and 43 in first two matches.
Hazratullah Zazai is a very attacking batsman and can score at a very quick rate. However, His consistency is a question but will be eager to give a good start to his team. He has scores of 0, 30, 34 and 22 in four encounters. He can play tomorrow.
Noor Ali Zadran is the substitute opener in place of Mohammad Shahzad. He has ordinary records against good teams. He scored duck in the last match.
All-Rounders for AFGH vs IND Dream11 Team:
Primary Options: Hardik Pandya, G Naib, and M Nabi.
Hardik Pandya is the X-factor of team India. He can hit big sixes along with lethal bouncers. He scored attacking 17*, 48 and 26 in three matches and also took two wickets against Pakistan.
Skipper Gulbadin Naib has performed well with the bat as well as the ball. He has scored 100 runs and taken five-wicket till now. He will open the innings for Afghanistan.
M Nabi is the star allrounder of Afghanistan and will be key with the bat as well as the ball. He can be lethal against left-handed batsmen. He took brilliant four-wicket haul against Sri Lanka. And he is yet to fire with bat in WC’19.
Other Options: Kedar Jadhav
Kedar Jadhav has returned in WC’19 after injury and is yet to make his mark. He can be a good grand league pick and will also save your credits.
Bowlers for India vs Afghanistan Dream11 Team:
Primary Options: Jasprit Bumrah, Y Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Rashid Khan, M Shami, Dawlat Zadran.
Jasprit Bumrah is one of the best pacers in world cricket and is a wicket-taking bowler in initial, middle as well as death overs. He has taken five scalps in three encounters.
Yuzi Chahal has been the best spinner for India taking six scalps in three matches including a four-wicket haul against South Africa.
Kuldeep Yadav finally regained his form in last encounter taking two crucial scalps of Pakistan. He can trouble batsmen with his witty spin.
Rashid Khan is a majestic spinner and can destroy any batting line-up of the world. He can also hit big sixes. He has only taken three wickets till now and is in poor form.
Mohammad Shami is likely to play tomorrow and can destroy Afghanistan batting line-up with his pace and bounce.
Right-arm pacer Dawlat Zadran took three scalps against England and can also be handy with the bat.
Other Options: Mujeeb Rahman and Aftab Alam.
Aftab Alam played only two matches and took three wickets. He can also score few runs with the bat. He can play tomorrow.
Mujeeb is a quality spinner and bowls in the initial overs. His recent form is very poor and can be risky.
Afghanistan vs India Dream11 Team Prediction:
This team may be updated after playing XI was declared.
I Ali Khil(wk)
R Sharma (Vc)
V Kohli (C)
Vijay Shankar/Rahmat Shah
H Pandya/J Bumrah
Captain and Vc Choices: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, G Naib, J Bumrah, H Shahidi, M Nabi,
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