The Super 12 round of T20 World Cup between India and Afghanistan will be played in Abu Dhabi today. The Indian team will take the field today in search of their first win in the tournament. Virat Kohli-led Indian team will have to beat Afghanistan by a huge margin if they want to survive in the semi-final race, which is not going to be an easy task at all. Talking about Afghanistan, under the leadership of Mohammad Nabi, the team has won two out of 3 matches, performing amazingly. Against Pakistan too, the team had a strong performance and was close to victory, but the story turned in one over.
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In such a situation, both the teams will be seen trying hard to reach the semi-finals today. The most important discussion in Abu Dhabi is Indias playing XI. After losing the first two matches, Virats team has been under criticism due to poor team combination. In such a situation, it is necessary for him to make the best team combination and register a win so that he can at least save his credibility. Let us know with which playing 11 the Indian team can handle the field today.
India dominates Afghanistan in terms of head-to-head record in T20Is. These two teams have played just two T20I matches so far and the Men in Blue emerged victorious on both occasions. Notably, both matches were recorded in T20 World Cups and India would be determined to extend their winning streak.The Indian team will play its third match today while Afghanistan will play the fourth match. If the Indian team has to stay in the semi-final race, then it will have to beat Afghanistan by a big margin in any case. Indian team has to open the account of victory. Apart from this, he will also have to depend on the result of other matches. Afghanistan, on the other hand, has won two out of their three matches and would like to win todays match to stay in the race for the semi-finals. The match between the two teams is expected to be exciting. Be aware that the top two teams in Group 2 will qualify for the semi-finals
Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli (Captain), KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Varun Chakraborty and Jasprit Bumrah.
Hazratullah Jazai, Mohammad Shahzad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hashmatullah Shahidi/Usman Ghani, Muhammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Gulabdin Naib, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat/Mujib ur Rehman, Naveen ul Haq and Hamid Hasan.
Six matches have been played in the Super-12 on the ground of Abu Dhabi, in which the bowlers have seen more dominance. Apart from the fast bowlers, the spinners can once again be heavy in the middle overs. Batsmen have to struggle a lot to score runs on this ground. However, the batsmen can score quick runs in the powerplay. So far only one time the figure of 180 has been crossed here. At the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, the score of 150-160 can be seen hard. The team chasing the target on this ground has got more wins. The dew factor will also be important in the match. In such a situation, the team winning the toss can opt to bowl.
The weather will be hot during the day in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. But when the match between India and Afghanistan starts in the evening, relief is expected. However, players will have to face the challenge of humidity. The temperature during the match is expected to hover around 30 degree Celsius. Humidity can be around 65 percent. The wind can blow at a speed of about 13 km per hour. The weather will be clear and there is only 2% chance of rain. Significantly, the Afghanistan team has played a match in Abu Dhabi, due to which it will have a good idea of the conditions. On the other hand, Team India will play a match at this ground for the first time in the current round.