So far, India has been the greatest letdown in the T20 World Cup 2021. The pre-tournament favourite has lost both of its matches and is thus eliminated from contention for a semi-final position. Now, the team will face Afghanistan, another dangerous team, in an attempt to win something significant before returning home.
Afghanistan will not regard this match as a stalemate. It can defeat India and New Zealand to advance to the semi-finals, and we’re sure that will be on its mind. Afghanistan’s odds aren’t that horrible, and keep in mind that it was also on the verge of defeating Pakistan. The match will take place on November 3rd, 2021, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Match Details to Note
Match: India vs Afghanistan, 33rd Match, Super 12 Group 2, ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2021
Date: November 03, 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
India vs Afghanistan Team Previews
The burning question for everyone is, “Why is India losing?” Is it exhausted after months on the road and in demanding bio-bubbles? Is it just bad luck with the coin toss? We believe it is a mixture of all three things, and we may be witnessing the end of a few careers. Will India have the courage to play freely in the face of such scrutiny and pressure?
We believe it will have no choice but to do so. The conditions in Abu Dhabi would be difficult to score in, but India must strive to gain as large a win as possible in order to improve its net run rate. There were a few lineup changes in the previous match, and we expect there will be a few more in this one as well.
Varun Chakravarthy is unlikely to make the starting lineup, while Rahul Chahar will make his debut. We might also see Hardik Pandya being dropped in favour of Ravi Ashwin, who will try to use whatever spin is available. In both matches, India’s batting has been weak, while its bowling has been the poorest in the competition.
The batting lineup isn’t fixed, guys are hitting out of place, and the squad needs to take chances to even qualify.
India has an excellent chance of winning since it has a number of world-class players, but the betting odds are simply not compelling right now. We anticipate a more aggressive approach from India, which might result in more boundaries being crossed than Afghanistan in this encounter.
India T20 Squad
KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Varun Chakaravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Suryakumar Yadav, Rahul Chahar
Predicted XI: Virat Kohli (c), Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah
Afghanistan is a deadly squad that annihilated Scotland, came close to defeating Pakistan, and then annihilated Namibia. It will also come out swinging against India. Afghainstan’s attitude in this T20 World Cup has been bold. The squad has been able to attack from the outset and continues to do so even after losing a few wickets.
It appears to have realised that the value of actually scoring runs is far greater than that of maintaining wickets. At the top, Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad, and Rahmanullah Gurbaz are all threatening, while Mohammad Nabi is the most deadly threat in the middle order.
Nabi is a good bet for Top Batsman. Afghanistan’s betting sector is something we can support.
The Afghan bowling assault is quite hazardous. The problem is that Indian batters are used to face them since they play them all the time in the IPL. Having Nabi, Mujeeb, and Rashid in the same lineup, though, has to be in favour of Afghanistan.
Rashid Khan would have to be the bowler with the biggest effect if we were to select one. He is at his finest when the batsmen attack him, and it appears like India may have no other alternative.
Afghanistan T20 Squad
Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Hamid Hassan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Usman Ghani, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Fareed Ahmad, Sharafuddin Ashraf
Predicted XI: Mohammad Nabi (c), Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Karim Janat, Hamid Hassan, Naveen-ul-Haq
India vs Afghanistan Toss Prediction
The side that wins the coin toss will want to bowl first. That will be a significant advantage, and it is something you should consider while putting your bets.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The conditions in Abu Dhabi have been sluggish and challenging for scoring runs. This might work against India and in favour of Afghanistan. So far, scores of about 140 have been difficult to chase in Abu Dhabi, but this may change if teams attempt to play a more aggressive type of cricket.
If you wager less than 300 runs to be scored, the ‘Total Runs in the Match’ betting market is rather appealing. It is absolutely worth examining in this context.
India vs Afghanistan Match Prediction
Despite the fact that India has lost its first two matches, there is no denying that it is a superior squad than Afghanistan. Two terrible matches do not cause players to lose all of their abilities, and this is important to consider. However, the existing shape is a major issue, and it is unfavourable to India. We believe you should continue to back India to win, but utilise the in-play betting market to hedge your bets whenever the opportunity arises.
India is the favourite to beat Afghanistan at the odds of 1.25.
- Afghanistan has never defeated Indians in this style of the game, which will play on their minds.
- With Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, and Rohit Sharma in the squad, India boasts a very powerful batting line-up.
- The absence of Asghar Afghan is a huge problem for Afghans, and it is expected to harm their middle-order balance.
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