Today is a dead rubber between India and Afghanistan as both of them were knocked out of the race for the Asia Cup yesterday by Pakistan.
India hasn’t been at their best in the Super 4 stage because of which they lost to Pakistan and then Sri Lanka. Afghanistan on the other hand has also suffered defeats at the hands of the same oppositions.
Today is just a formality match between these two sides the only exception being that the winner will be getting two consolation points.
But still, it will be a good contest to watch between these two sides today. Let’s see who wins this game today.
Venue: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
Match Format: T20I, Match 11, T20 tournament
Date: 8th September 2022
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Streaming Platform: Fan Code
Live Broadcast: Star Sports Network
The pitch at Dubai is playing a double role throughout this tournament. In the first innings, it becomes a wicket-taking surface but in the second innings, it suddenly becomes a batter’s paradise. That’s why teams winning the toss here have decided to bowl first. Today’s game will be offering much the same fare to both teams.
Team News & Injury Updates for IND vs AFG Dream11 Match:
Avesh Khan of India has been ruled out of the Asia Cup because of illness. Deepak Chahar has replaced him in the squad.
Complete Squad for IND vs AFG Dream11 Match:
Rohit Sharma (c), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli, Axar Patel, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Dinesh Karthik (wk), KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant (wk), Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal
Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Usman Ghani, Azmatullah Omarzai, Karim Janat, Mohammad Nabi (c), Samiullah Shinwari, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Afsar Zazai (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Fareed Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Nijat Masood, Noor Ahmad, Qais Ahmad, Rashid Khan
Predicted Playing XI for IND vs AFG Dream11 Match:
India have so far not been able to improve upon their mistakes in the Super 4 stage. They will most likely make changes to their squad for today’s game as they are out of the competition.
Predicted Playing XI:
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh
Afghanistan remained unbeaten in the group stage but they too have now been knocked out of the tournament. Yesterday, the Afghanis became quite emotional as well after their close loss to Pakistan. They will most likely keep the same team.
Predicted Playing XI:
Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Samiullah Shinwari, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazahaq Farooqi
Top Picks for IND vs AFG Dream11 Match:
Kohli has been in good form in the Asia Cup. But, in the last match against Sri Lanka, he was out for a duck. He can still play a good inning in today’s game against Afghanistan.
SKY has played well in the tournament but needs to show more consistency in his batting. He has 133 runs to his name so far.
Pandya has lost his form a bit in the Super 4 stage. But he is still an important part of the team and will be picked for sure in today’s game.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Mujeeb was excellent against Pakistan in yesterday’s game. He also has 5 wickets in the Asia Cup so far.
Yesterday, Gurbaz gave a great start to Afghanistan in the first innings and it looked like they will post a huge total against Pakistan. But that was not to be as they finished off at 129. Gurbaz will look to give a similar start to his team against India.
Zadran has been in good form for Afghanistan this Asia Cup. He will be a very important pick for Afghanistan in this match.
Players to avoid for IND vs AFG Dream11 Match:
Arshdeep has not been able to control the flow of runs in the death overs because of which India have lost both of their matches against Pakistan and Sri Lanka. He must be replaced so that Deepak Chahar can come in.
Janat scored only 15 runs from 19 deliveries in yesterday’s match against Pakistan. He will have to play better in the middle order for Afghanistan.
Our Playing XI for IND vs AFG Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
IND vs AFG:
Rahamanullah Gurbaz (vc), Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Mohammad Nabi, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Arshdeep Singh
Looking at the team combinations, the match can go either side as both teams are pretty much in the same position.
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