After getting back-to-back defeats in the Super Four stage of Asia Cup 2022, India are on the verge of crashing out of the continental tournament.
Afghanistan on the other hand are still in it but will have to win both matches in order to comfortably get into the final. The upcoming match between India and Afghanistan brings massive importance to both teams.
Let’s look at all the details for the upcoming match:
India vs Afghanistan Team News:
India have been shooting itself on the foot with constant chopping and changing in the starting XI. So far players like Dinesh Karthik, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya have been benched for different reasons in different matches.
Players like Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda and Ravi Ashwin have been brought in and have proved no significant help to the team. All while Axar Patel, the like-for-like replacement for the injured Ravindra Jadeja sits out. Having a plethora of options is proving to be India’s downfall at the Asia Cup and the team would be looking to go out on a high in their last Aisa Cup match.
Afghanistan meanwhile look settled and would play with the same starting XI after winning two matches and losing the third one. They thumped both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in their first two matches. Their previous match ended in defeat but the team came out with many positives and would look to emulate those learnings against India.
India vs Afghanistan Probable XI:
India probable XI: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh
Afghanistan Probable XI: Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Samiullah Shinwari, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Players to watch out for:
India: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Axar Patel
Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan, Mujeen ur Rahman
The pitch at Dubai International Stadium seems to have slowed down in recent matches. Fast bowlers are using the slower ones to get batters out on long boundaries. Batting seems to be difficult on the pitch.
The weather report suggests clear skies with an average temperature of 32 degrees Celcius.
India vs Afghanistan Match Details:
Time: 7:30 PM
Date: 8 September 2022
Venue: Dubai INetarnational Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TV and Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney + Hotstar