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Match 9: India vs Afghanistan Date, Time, Head-to-Head, Squad, Key Players, Team Analysis, Prediction, Venue, Pitch Report:

India vs Afghanistan Date, As the World Cup draws closer, cricket enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for the plethora of thrilling encounters, and fans will see a breathtaking contest between India and Afghanistan as they lock horns in the ninth match of Cricket World Cup 2023. Entering into this tournament, India is one of the top contenders for the glamorous trophy. 

India vs Afghanistan Date

As both teams are loaded with many talented players, they are ready to showcase their cricketing heritage on the international stage. The clash is expected to be full of anticipation as both teams aim to finish high on the points table.

India vs Afghanistan Squad:

IND Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan(wk), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Surya Kumar Yadav, Sanju Samson(wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Umran Malik, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah.
AFG Squad: Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Ikram Alikhil(wk), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Gulbadin Naib, Rahmat Shah, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Naveen ul Haq, Fareed Ahmad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad.

Afghanistan vs India Date and Time:

Match No.9 of CWC 2023 between India and Afghanistan will be on October 11, 2023. The match is scheduled at 2:00 p.m. (IST) at the cricket stadium in Delhi.

Afghanistan vs India Venue:

Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium will host a highly anticipated clash between Afghanistan and India. The stadium was formerly known as Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium. It is located in Delhi. It has a seating capacity of approximately 42,000 spectators. The stadium has also hosted the world cup matches in 1987, 1996, and 2011.

ODI Stats at Arun Jaitley Stadium:

Total Matches: 28

Batting First Won: 13

Batting Second Won: 14

Average 1st Innings Total: 223

Highest Total: WI 330/8(50 Ov) vs NED

Lowest Total: SA 99(27.1 Ov) vs IND

Arun Jaitley Stadium Pitch Report:

The Arun Jaitley Stadium has a batting-friendly pitch due to its dry nature. The short boundaries here allow the batters to clear the boundary rope easily. However, its dry nature will also help spin bowlers as the game progresses. Usually, spinners get more wickets here than fast bowlers. Both teams have magical spinners, thus making the contest more exciting and thrilling. In the last five innings, more runs are scored in the first innings than in the second innings. After winning the toss, the teams would like to bat first and then defend the total with their bowling lineup.

Afghanistan vs India Head to Head:

India and Afghanistan have come against each other in 3 One Day Internationals(Including one World Cup match). Out of these three games, India has won two while one match ended in a tie.

Ind vs Afg Head to Head in World Cup:

India and Afghanistan played against each other only once in the Cricket World Cup.

World Cup 2019:

June 22, 2019, Rose Bowl Cricket Ground, Southampton

IND: 224/8(50 Ov) vs AFG: 213(49.5 Ov)

India won by 11 runs. The match ended in a nail-biting finish as Mohammed Shami took a hat-trick in the last over of the game and became the second Indian to take a hat-trick in the World Cup after Chetan Sharma, who took a hat-trick in the 1987 World Cup.

Key Players to watch in IND vs AFG World Cup 2023:

As the fans gear up for this exhilarating match, all eyes will be on the key players who could turn the game in their team’s favor. Indian team is known for its strong batting lineup of experienced veterans like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Their ability to score consistent runs puts tremendous pressure on any opposition bowling lineup. On the other hand, Afghanistan’s exceptional spin-bowling attack comprised of Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman will pose a major challenge for the Indian batters.

Afg vs Ind Team Analysis:

Both sides possess unique strengths and weaknesses that could influence the match outcome. India, known for its rich cricketing history, comprises dynamic captain Rohit Sharma and an explosive middle order in the form of Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja, adding depth to the batting lineup. Afghanistan has also emerged as a great cricketing nation over the years. Hashmatullah Shahidi-led side also consists of many stalwarts of the game. The young, fierce opening batter Rehmanullah Gurbaz could be lethal against the Indian bowling lineup. The experience of Rashid Khan and Mohammed Nabi will be very valuable for the side as they both performed very well in the bowling and batting departments

Ind vs Afg World Cup 2023 Prediction:

India, one of the tournament favorites, will enter the match with the upper hand over Afghanistan. The game promised to be filled with thrilling moments and nail-biting finishes as both teams have formidable squads. India’s potent bowling attack, consisting of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, adds another layer of strength to the team. However, it would be wrong to underestimate the Afghan side as they have the potential to upset India.

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