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India vs Afghanistan Match Preview

Conducted at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, the 33rd match of the World T20 Cup will be between India and Afghanistan. The match will be played on Wednesday, the 3rd November. India faced a defeat against New Zealand in their last match while Afghanistan is coming from a win against Namibia.


Skipper Kohli's season is not going well as the team has lost both of its Super 12 stage matches so far. The batsmen are going through a tough time and are struggling with their form. The bowlers too are not getting wickets. All the pacers were flop in the match against Pakistan and failed to dismiss any wickets. Moreover, in the match against New Zealand, Bumrah took two wickets and every other bowler failed create some tension among the New Zealand's batsmen.


Afghanistan has been a good fighter in the league, out of the three matches, the team managed to win against Scotland and Namibia. The Afghan bowlers were outstanding in the match against Scotland and bowled out the team in just 10.2 overs. The team did a good job against Pakistan but 4 sixes in the penultimate over took the match out of their hands.

Weather Report

The maximum and minimum temperatures at Abu Dhabi will be 31 and 27 degrees, respectively. The humidity will be around 79 percent with no chances of precipitation. 

Pitch Report

The team chasing the target has won more times than defending, hence, the toss-winning team might bowl first here. The pitch is not very smooth for batsmen and assists bowlers more than the batters. 

Probable Playing XI For India

Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah

Probable Playing XI For Afghanistan

Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Najibullah Zadran, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Mohammad Nabi (c), Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Hamid Hassan, Naveen-ul-Haq

Key Players:


Virat Kohli

Rohit Sharma


Hazratullah Zazai

Rashid Khan


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