ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 : India-Afghanistan match Today, Team India eye on a fourth win

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Two World Cup matches will be played on Saturday. In the 28th match, India and Afghanistan teams will face face-to-face in Southampton. The 29th match will be played between New Zealand-West Indies in Manchester. In the table, New Zealand second, India fourth, West Indies seventh and Afghanistan teams are placed 10th.

India v / s Afghanistan

Both teams will be face-to-face for the first time in England’s field. Team India has won 3 out of 4 matches. One match was canceled due to rain. The team’s eye will be on the fourth win. At the same time, Afghanistan’s team could not win even one in five matches. She is looking for her first win.

Fitness for the Indian team is the biggest worry

The fitness of players for Team India is the most worrying thing. Shikhar Dhawan has already been out of the tournament due to injury in the thumb. After this, Bhubaneswar Kumar was injured in the heel against Pakistan. They will not even play 2-3 matches. Vijay Shankar’s injury has heightened the problems of Team India. He got injured on the ball of Jaspreet Bumrah in the practice session.

India v / s Afghanistan Head to Head

So far, there were only 2 matches between the two teams. They won the Indian team in one. Tie a match. India-Afghanistan’s first match was played in 2014. Then the Indian team won by 8 wickets. This was followed by the second match in the Asia Cup last year. He was successful in a tie to the Afghanistan team.

Weather and Pitch Report: The possibility of rain in Southampton is very low. The weather is clear during the match. The temperature will be around 18 to 19 degrees Celsius. The batsmen get help in this field. The toss winning team would like to bowl first. In the previous match, England’s team won by chasing runs against the West Indies.

Strength of India

Rohit Sharma: This opener of Team India has so far scored 319 runs in 3 matches. He is the top scorer in this World Cup for the team. At the same time, he is in fifth place in the top-ranked batting batsmen. He scored two centuries Both of them had won the team. During this, Rohit’s average was 159.50 and the strike rate was 97.55.

Bowling: India restricted South Africa to 227 in their first match. At the same time, defending 352 against Australia in the second match. Bowlers made the Aussie all out for 316 in 50 overs. Pakistan defended the 336 runs. Due to rain, Pakistan’s innings was reduced to 40 overs. Then the Indian bowlers sent the pavilion to their six batsmen at 216 runs. The fast bowlers took 14 wickets for the team. At the same time, Spinners got 9 wickets in the account.

 

India’s weakness

Fourth batsman: Lokesh has been dropped from the opening of Rahul’s fourth place. Hardik Pandya had landed in this last match against Pak in this number. However, he played 26 runs in 19 balls, but a regular batsman could not be on the hierarchy to the team. If the first two batsmen of the Indian team get out quickly, who will be seen in the fourth place?

Strength of Afghanistan

Gulbadin Naib: Team captain Naib has performed all-around in this tournament so far. He scored 100 runs in 5 matches. They are third in the case of making the most runs for the team. At the same time, he has proved to be the best bowler in the team. He took 5 wickets in 5 matches. During this, his economy rate was 6.53.

Hashamatullah Shahidi: Shahidi, who scored the highest score in this World Cup for the team, had scored a half-century against England in the last match. He scored 165 runs in 5 matches. During this time, his average was 33. He made the team’s two half-centuries. Their strike rate is 60.66. They will have to make runs faster.

Afghanistan’s weakness

Nabi-Rashid out of form: The team’s two biggest star players could not show any good till date. Rashid is considered one of the best spinners in the world, but he took only 3 wickets in 5 matches. In the last match, he had scored 110 against England. On the other hand, Muhammad Nabi has also disappointed so far. He did not get any success in bowling. At the same time, in batting, he scored only 37 runs in five matches.

Both teams
India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Jaspreet Bumrah, Yuswendra Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Lokesh Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Rohit Sharma , Kuldeep Yadav

Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib (Captain), Aftab Alam, Asghar Afgan, Daulat Jadran, Hamid Hassan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Jajai, Mohammed Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad, Mujib ur Rehman, Najibullah Jaderan, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, Samiullah

New Zealand v / s West Indies

Both teams will face eighty-four times in the World Cup. West Indies managed to win just 3 matches so far. At the same time, New Zealand defeated him four times. The West Indies team failed to beat New Zealand in this tournament for 20 years.

New Zealand v/s West Indies
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His previous victory was on the ground at Southampton in 1999. Then he won by 9 wickets. If you talk about total bouts between the two teams, the West Indies team won 30 games in 64 matches. New Zealand got success in 27 There was no result in 7 matches.

Both teams:
New Zealand: Ken Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Tom Blundell, Trent Bolt, Colin de Grandhomme, Lucky Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, James N.

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