Ind vs Afg T20 World Cup 2024: 3 Battles To Watch Out For

India have encountered Afghanistan 8 times in which the former won 7 of the games. Afghanistan is yet to win against India. Ind vs Afg matches have resulted in a predictable winner so far.

Ind vs Afg: Super 8, Group A match, T20 World Cup 2024

India and Afghanistan are set to lock horns in their first Super 8 match. Both the teams won three matches in their group stage round.

Both the teams will look to win at the Kensington Oval in Barbados to fetch crucial points to progress into the knock-out stage.

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While the Indian side showed dominance by defeating Pakistan, Ireland and the USA, Afghanistan thrashed New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Uganda.

One slight advantage that the Afghan side would have in this game is that they have played all their group matches in the Caribbean while India have played all their initial games in New York, USA.

The Afghanistan bowlers have shown a tremendous display of power with Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq and Fazalhaq Farooqi putting up a splendid show. It would be interesting to see how the Indian batting line-up reply to the Afghan bowling attack.

As the world is set for an Asian derby, let us look at the match-ups for today’s match.

Ind vs Afg: Battle Of Players

Virat Kohli Vs Fazalhaq Farooqi

Ind vs Afg T20 World Cup 2024: 3 battles to watch out for

Indian batting sensation Virat Kohli who has been promoted as an opener has had a disappointing campaign so far. He has mustered only five runs from three matches in the group stage.

On the other hand, Fazalhaq Farooqi is in red-hot form for the Afghanistan team. He is the highest wicket taker with 12 wickets in four games.

This is one of the most exciting match-ups that cricket fans would be looking forward to.

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Surya Kumar Yadav vs Rashid Khan

Surya Kumar Yadav has scored 59 runs from three matches in the group match of the T20 World Cup 2024 in low-scoring games in the New York pitch. He scored a hard-fought  50 runs against the USA.

However, the pitch in the Caribbean might work in the favor of the T20 World No 1 batter. His power-hitting ability against the spinners makes for a great match-up against Rashid Khan.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz Vs Jasprit Bumrah

Ind vs Afg T20 World Cup 2024: 3 battles to watch out for

 

Afghanistan opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz is in a sensational form, helping the team post competitive totals. He scored 167 runs i

in four matches at the strike rate of 150.45.

India’s answer to Gurbaz would be Jasprit Bumrah, who is leading the Indian bowling attack. Trust Bumrah to play the spoilsport! Bumrah has always performed for India in crucial times and is simply unplayable at times.

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Ind vs Afg: Head-To-Head

India have encountered Afghanistan 8 times in which the former won 7 of the games. Afghanistan is yet to win against India. Ind vs Afg matches have resulted in a predictable winner so far. 

The Indian team has met Afghanistan 3 times in T20 World Cups and won all the three matches.