India vs Afghanistan: DKODING Key Players, Pitch Report and Team news
The Indian cricket team will look to continue the winning run when they face Afghanistan in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 on Saturday.
India have won three games so far with one match getting washed out. Afghanistan have lost all their games and lie bottom of the 10-team table.
In-form India start as overwhelming favourites against Afghanistans.
Key Players to watch out for Men in Blue
The Indian batting line-up has been in a tremendous form throughout the tournament and it is the Indian opener, Rohit Sharma who leads the team’s batting and provides the team with a steady and stable start.
In just three games, Rohit has registered two centuries and one-half century.
Eyes will be on Hitman Sharma to reclaim the throne of hitting the most number of sixes in an ODI.
Though he was unable to claim a wicket in the match against the Men in Green, Jasprit Bumrah is still the most reliable bowler in the team. He possesses the ability to take crucial wickets and maintain the economy.
Virat Kohli about to create another world record
Indian skipper Virat Kohli is probably the only man after Sachin Tendulkar, who has been scripting records with each passing game.
While he became the fastest man to score 11,000 ODI runs, in the last game against Pakistan, he is on the verge of scripting another one.
He could create this record in today’s World Cup match against Afghanistan.
With Vijay Shankar ruling himself fit for the game, India are unlikely to make any changes other than the forced one which will keep Bhuvneshwar Kumar out.
Gulbadin Naib was pretty pleased with the batting performance against England, where they managed to bat out their full quota. It’s unlikely that they’ll make any changes in that department.
Rose Bowl: Here’s a look at the weather
According to reports, there is no chance of rain expected at the Rose Bowl on Saturday. The weather is likely to remain dry for most parts of the day. Sun is expected to shine and pitch will assist batsmen.
India’s opponents today come in with plenty of problems of their own.
They make no bones about the mismatch in quality, and if any Afghanistan continues to make the right noises in asking for more games against the better teams between World Cups to help them improve.
In India, Afghanistan will be facing their biggest nightmare.