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Cricket World Cup ICC 2019 Match Highlights: India vs Afghanistan

by Navyatha Sandiri
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Latest Updates for India vs Afghanistan Cricket World Cup ICC 2019 One-Day International match at Southampton: WINNER: INDIA With a brilliant yorker to Aftab first up, Shami scores another wicket in this match. As India gets a little bit closer to winning, he is castled. Mujeeb is castled by Shami and another yorker. He scored three goals. By 11 runs, India triumphs. What a thrilling conclusion.

The match between India and Afghanistan in the ICC World Cup 2019 will be televised on the Star Sports network on June 22 (Saturday), and live streaming will be accessible on Hotstar. The game will take place at Southampton’s Rose Bowl and will start at 1500 HRS IST. Additionally, you can keep up with everything on our live blog. IND against AFG

It’s becoming way too predictable, don’t you think? West Indies and Bangladesh’s victories over more favored teams gave the World Cup an initial zing, but over the past week or two, the competition has grown far too one-sided. New Zealand, Australia, England, and India, the top four, appear to be in a distinct zone. The bottom ones have a limited amount of time to confront them.

Afghanistan probably won’t be that team. After five games, they have not won. Their bowling suffered in their most recent match against England, while their hitting has struggled recently. Rashid Khan, their best bowler, was destroyed for 110 runs in nine overs. There have been rumors of internal conflict on the team. Coach Phil Simmons has issued a public warning.

They must now pick themselves up and prepare to play India in Southampton on Saturday, a team that is just as popular as the tournament’s hosts (June 22). This is the toughest it gets in life.

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India is in a good mood. Four games have passed without a loss for them, one of which was a washout. They have defeated Pakistan, Australia, and South Africa, three formidable opponents. The remainder of the league stage seems like a formality for India. Unfortunately, unless some teams go on a magical run, the same may be said of the league stage itself.

India has problems, too, but they have the resources to deal with each one. Shikhar Dhawan was injured and was replaced by KL Rahul. They will be without Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the next two to three games, but Mohammed Shami is a capable stand-in.

Concerns exist regarding Vijay Shankar’s availability for this match after he suffered a foot injury from a yorker from Jasprit Bumrah, but India can rely on Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, or Ravindra Jadeja.

Bhuvneshwar’s bottom-order batting is made worse by Shami’s substitution, but India hasn’t had to use their depth at the plate thus far in the competition. Starting with Rohit Sharma at the top, it speaks a lot about their batting form. In three games, he has two hundred and one-half-century, playing second fiddle to Virat Kohli’s two half-centuries. The state of Vijay’s injury will determine who starts at position number four.

The bowling is also on point. The wickets have been taken by Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, and other wrist spinners. Kuldeep should feel confident heading into the second half of the competition after his performance against Pakistan.

Afghanistan has been fiddling with their starting lineup seemingly at random. Najibullah Zadran was benched for a game before being reinstated. The pacers, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, and Hamid Hassan, have also been switched. In the first four games, Hazratullah Zazai made some solid fast starts but was benched against England. In order to elevate himself to the top, Captain Gulbadin Naib did so.

Eoin Morgan’s attack, especially on Rashid, would have undermined Afghanistan’s self-assurance. None of the Indian batters are expected to tee off like Morgan or any other England batsman, but Kohli and company can steadily score runs. To compete against India, Afghanistan’s bowlers would need to significantly improve from the last game.

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India vs Afghanistan

Pitch 

This tournament’s Ageas Bowl pitch hasn’t been a knockout. There has been assistance with pace and spin. In the first game, India defeated South Africa in a difficult 228-run chase. England then chases the West Indies’ 213-run target in the next completed game.

India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (captain), Vijay Shankar/Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

Afghanistan: Rahmat Shah, Noor Ali Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Gulbadin Naib (c), Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman/Hamid Hassan, Dawlat Zadran “inputs from www.news18.com”.

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