"What could be the challenge vs Afghanistan?" Team India alleged of being placed in an easy group in Super 8

Published - 18 Jun 2024, 04:08 PM | Updated - 18 Jun 2024, 04:12 PM

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Cricket commentator and expert Aakash Chopra believes Rohit Sharma's Indian team has been put in a very easy group in the Super 8s of T20 WC 2024. 

The Men in Blue are set to head-to-head against Afghanistan, Australia, and Bangladesh in the Super 8s of the World Cup which only takes place in the Caribbean. Rohit Sharma and Co. will be taking it one game at a time and not thinking too much about the outcome of the matches.

They reached the semi-finals of the previous T20 WC edition at the Land Down Under where they lost to England.    

This time around, the hopes are slightly higher because the team is filled with serial match winners. From Virat Kohli to Jasprit Bumrah and Rohit Sharma to Hardik Pandya, there is no shortage of big names. India's test will start against Rashid Khan's Afghanis on June 20th before clashes against Bangladesh and the Mitchell Marsh-led Australian team. 

Aakash Chopra says India will get through Afghanistan and Bangladesh easily 

While speaking in his latest YouTube video, Aakash Chopra spoke about team India's chances in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Super 8s. Chopra started by analyzing the game against Afghanistan wherein they won't face many issues because the track in Barbados is a flat batting track. 

Chopra claimed that if the match had taken place in Guyana, then Afghanistan would have had some chances. "I see it as a slightly easy pool. What could be the challenge against Afghanistan? If this match had been in Guyana, which it's not, it would have been an even contest because it would have been a spin-to-win game. The match is in Barbados and since the pitch will be flat." - Chopra said via his latest YT video. 

As for Bangladesh, Aakash Chopra stated that they have played well but not well enough to be able to beat the Indian team. "Bangladesh is a team that always troubles but this Bangladesh team is playing okay cricket. They have qualified for sure but are they playing the best cricket possible." - Chopra added. 

Chopra backs India to face Australia again in the finale 

Aakash Chopra concluded by talking about Australia's chances of meeting India again beyond their scheduled Super 8 clash on June 24th. The former opener said that the Aussies are looking very strong as usual as they have depth in batting and a remarkable amount of variety in the bowling department. 

Chopra believes Australia will give a hard time to the Indian team and that we could be witnessing just the first installment of IND-AUS in T20 WC 2024. Before signing off, he affirmed the Aussies to take on the Indians in the finale. 

"Then there is Australia, which is a title-contender team, there is no doubt about that because the team is actually very good. They have depth in batting and variety in bowling. This team is going to give a contest on the 24th and this could be the precursor to the symphony. India and Australia might face off in the final once again." - Aakash Chopra concluded. 


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