IND vs AFG Dream11 Team Prediction: 1st T20I

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India vs Afghanistan Dream11 Prediction: 1st T20I

IND vs AFG Dream11 Team Prediction, Probable Playing 11, Head-to-head, and Fantasy Cricket Tips of the Afghanistan tour to India 2023.

India vs Afghanistan will play in the 1st match of the 3-match T20I series at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.

India vs Afghanistan Match Details

MatchIND vs AFG, 1st T20I Match
SeriesAfghanistan tour of India 2023
Date11 Jan 2024
Time07:00 PM
VenuePunjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Live ScoreIND vs AFG 1st T20I LIVE SCORE
India vs Afghanistan Match Details

India vs Afghanistan 1st T20I Preview

India will host Afghanistan in a three match T20I series. India will of course go in as the favorites with some of their senior players available for this series. On the other hand, it will be a great learning experience for the Afghan team.


India levelled the series 1-1 in their last T20I outing against South Africa away from home. The all important T20 World Cup is scheduled later this year and this series will be crucial for them in that aspect.

With the bat, Skipper Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal are all set open in this innings followed by Shubman Gill at 3 in the absence of Virat Kohli followed by Tilak Varma and Sanju Samson in the middle order. Rinku Singh will do the finishing duties for them.

With the ball, the trio of Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan and Mukesh Kumar will form the pace attack in the absence of senior pros. Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel are set to be the two spinners.


Afghanistan on the other hand, will come into this series with a 2-1 series win against UAE. The absence of Rashid Khan make them a bit ordinary on paper but are still a quality side and can surprise the mighty Indians.

With the bat, Hazratullah Zazai and Rahmanullah Gurbaz will open the innings followed by Skipper Ibrahim Zadran. Najibullah and Mohammad Nabi will be their key men in the middle order. Whereas, Azmatullah Omarzai will do the finishing duties.

With the ball, the duo of Fazalhaq Farooqi and Naveen-Ul-Haq will be the main pacers and will bowl in powerplay and death. Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Noor Ahmed are expected to be their two spinners.

India vs Afghanistan Pitch Report 2023

Average 1st Innings score: 135

Average Total score: 130

(The average score based on the last 5 matches)

The venue is known for its high-scoring encounters. The pitch is expected to be a batting friendly track. Winter is at its peak in Northern India and dew could be a major factor in the second innings. Chasing team will have some advantage.

IND vs AFG Weather Report

There are chance of rain on match evening but a full game of cricket can be expected.

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India vs Afghanistan Live Streaming

The live streaming of India vs Afghanistan, the 1st T20I Match will be available on Jio Cinema and Sports 18 on Television.

IND vs AFG Head-to-Head

Matches Played: 5

IND Won: 4

AFG Won: 0

Tied: 0

No Result: 1

India vs Afghanistan recent form

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Recent form

Team News


  • Virat Kohli is not available for this game due to personal reasons.
  • Shubman Gill is likely to bat at 3.
  • Yashasvi Jaiswal is set open the innings along with Rohit Sharma.
  • Sanju Samson will do the keeping duties.


  • Rashid Khan will not be available for this series and is ruled out.

IND vs AFG Probable Playing 11


Rohit Sharma (C), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Tilak Varma, Sanju Samson (WK), Rinku Singh, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Yadav/Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar


Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Ibrahim Zadran (C), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Qais Ahmad, Noor Ahmad/Naveen-Ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Top picks for IND vs AFG Dream11 Team


Rohit Sharma:

(148 M, 3853 R, 30 A)

He is one of the best when it comes to T20I cricket and is lethal in home conditions. Sharma will be returning to T20 format after a long gap but can still be a good pick for C & VC in IND vs AFG Dream11 Prediction.

Yashasvi Jaiswal:

(15 M, 430 R, 33 A)

He will open the innings and he is a quality player. Jaiswal was good in the last series against South Africa and will be a crucial pick.

Shubman Gill:

(13 M, 312 R, 26 A)

Gill will bat at 3 and is a quality player and needs no introduction. He is due for a big knock and will be desperate to perform in this series.

Arshdeep Singh:

(42 M, 59 W)

He will bowl in the powerplay and death and will lead the pace attack. Singh was outstanding with the ball in the last ODI series and will be a key pick. This is also his home ground in domestic cricket.

Avesh Khan:

(19 M, 18 W)

He will company Singh with the new ball and also bowl in the death. Avesh Khan is also in good form and can be a good pick.

Ravi Bishnoi:

(21 M, 34 W)

He is an excellent bowler and will bowl in the middle overs. Bishnoi is the top ranked bowler in this format and the ground will suit him here.

Afghanistan Top picks for IND vs AFG Dream11 Team

Rahmanullah Gurbaz:

(46 M, 1184 R, 25 A)

Gurbaz will open the innings and is in brilliant form. He will do the keeping duties and was outstanding against UAE in their last series.

Ibrahim Zadran:

(27 M, 616 R, 26 A)

He is the captain of the team and is likely to bat at 3. Zadran is a quality player and is known for playing big knocks.

Fazalhaq Farooqi:

(27 M, 30 W)

He will bowl in the powerplay and death overs. Farooqi is a quality bowler and can expect at least 2 wickets from him.

Naveen Ul Haq:

(30 M, 39 W)

He is a Left-arm fast-medium bowler and is known for his death bowling. Haq can pick up wickets in bulk and will be a crucial pick.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman:

(43 M, 56 W)

He is their lead spinner and will bowl in the powerplay. Rahman will have high selection and will be a key pick.

IND vs AFG Dream11 Team Prediction

India vs Afghanistan 1st T20I Dream11 Team:

Wicket-keepers: R Gurbaz
Batters: Rohit Sharma (Vc), S Gill (C), Y Jaiswal, T Varma
All-rounders: M Nabi, A Patel, A Omarzai
Bowlers: K Yadav, M Kumar, Arshdeep Singh

IND vs AFG Dream11 Team 1st T20I
IND vs AFG Dream11 Team 1st T20I

India vs Afghanistan 1st T20I Fantasy Tips:

  • Y Jaiswal and Kuldeep Yadav are also good for Captain and Vice-captain.
  • A Omarzai to Naveen up Haq is also a good pick.

Captain and Vice-Captain choices

  • Rohit Sharma
  • Shubman Gill
  • Yashasvi Jaiswal
  • Arshdeep Singh
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz


As of now, we will be certainly opening with Rohit and Jaiswal. But when you have a squad, you have to have that flexibility to do whatever is required if that is in the best interest of the team and gives us the best chance to succeed. So nothing is closed. But certainly, we’re really happy with what Jaiswal has done as an opener for us, and he gives us a left-right combination as well at the top. – Rahul Dravid

Without Rashid, we will struggle as his experience is invaluable, but even in his absence, we have got quality spinners in Mujeeb [Ur Rahman], [Mohammad] Nabi, Noor [Ahmad] and Qais [Ahmad] All of them have played a lot of cricket, and we have trust in them. – Ibrahim Zadran

We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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