With both teams knocked out of the 2022 Asia Cup, India and Afghanistan will hope to end their campaign on a positive note. The two sides will lock horns on Thursday, September 8, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
India, after a bright start to their Asia Cup 2022 campaign, have succumbed to two disappointing losses against Pakistan and Sri Lanka, respectively in the Super 4 stage. The Men in Blue have failed to strike the right combinations, which has hurt them badly in clutch situations. They are likely to make a couple of changes to their playing XI as the the T20 World Cup approaches thick and fast.
Afghanistan, on the other hand, will be brimming with confidence after almost beating Pakistan in their last game. The players have produced spirited performances and will hope to keep the momentum going against India.
Asia Cup 2022: India vs Afghanistan
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Ground, Dubai
Date and Time: September 8, 2022, 7.30 pm IST
Teams batting second have found more success, even while chasing hefty totals. It is likely to remain the same with sides preferring to bowl first in Dubai.
Predicted Playing XI
India (IND): Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wk), Deepak Hooda/Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal.
Afghanistan (AFG): Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Karim Janat, Samiullah Shenwari, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb ur Rahman and Fazalhaq Farooqi.
A spirited Afghanistan will give it their all to humble the Indian team. India, on the other hand, will hope to finish their campaign on a high with a win. The Men in Blue are expected to come out as winners in this game. Betway, however, has placed their bet at 3.50 in favour of Afghanistan.
IND vs AFG – Fantasy Team Suggestions
Fantasy Team 1: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rashid Khan (vc), Arshdeep Singh, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Fantasy Team 2: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Najibullah Zadran, Ibrahim Zadran, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan (vc), Arshdeep Singh, Fazalhaq Farooqi