The first match of the Afghanistan in India. Third T20I Series 2024, would pit India (IND) vs Afghanistan (AFG). The game is scheduled to take place on January 11 at 7:00 PM IST at the Punjab Cricket Association’s IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.
IND vs AFG Match Information:
First T20I between Afghanistan and India
Date: January 11, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. IST
Venue: IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, home of the Punjab Cricket Association
Afghanistan has won three of their previous four games and lost one. India has won three and lost two of their past five games.
The most recent meeting between the two sides took place in the Super Four – meeting 5 of the Asia Cup in 2022, where Bhuvneshwar Kumar led India in fantasy points with 187 points per match, while Ibrahim Zadran led Afghanistan with 84 points per match.
India vs Afghanistan 1st T20I Match Prediction:
Fans all across the world have been captivated by India and Afghanistan’s maiden Twenty20 International match. Sports fans and fantasy sports enthusiasts are talking about this game with great excitement. Let’s talk about a few of the factors that will determine the match’s winner.
India’s Expected Performance
With young players like Rinku Sing and Ruturaj Gayakwad and talented batters like Surya Kumar Yadav and Shubhman Gill, India has a formidable team. They have an excellent batting lineup. Their potent spin group, which includes players like Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja, might make them a serious threat against Afghanistan.
Afghanistan’s Performance Forecast
The three cricketers from Afghanistan who are most adept at spinning the ball are Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, and Muhammad Nabi. These athletes have a knack for taking wickets. In the middle of the game, they strive to make things difficult for the opposing side. Afghan batters typically attempt to hit the ball hard right away when they bat. They seek to find spaces and score a lot of points to put pressure on the other side. Afghanistan’s team is more adaptable and powerful because of its players’ dual skill sets in bowling and batting.
Match Pitch Report:
The surface of the pitch at the Punjab Cricket Association’s IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali would facilitate good stroke play and make it simple for batters to bat. Taking wickets will be difficult due to the surface’s limited ability to support bowlers. At this location, the first innings score in the last 20 games has averaged 164 runs. In 26 out of the matches played here, the team batting first has prevailed.
India vs Afghanistan Head 2 Head:
Afghanistan has not won any of the five games played between these two sides. Afghanistan’s record versus India is not good. Our data and patterns lead us to believe that India will prevail in this match. For their side, Afghanistan’s all-rounders have accrued the most fantasy points, while India’s hitters have earned the most.
IND vs AFG Squad:
India (IND) Squad: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Shivam Dube, Sanju Samson, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Avesh Khan, Jitesh Sharma, Rinku Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Washington Sundar, Arshdeep Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma and Ravi Bishnoi.
Afghanistan (AFG) Squad: Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Najibullah Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Fareed Ahmad, Hazratullah Zazai, Karim Janat, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Ibrahim Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Qais Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Noor Ahmad and Mohammad Saleem.