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IND vs AFG Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury Update of ICC T20 World Cup 2021 match between India and Afghanistan. They will play against each other for the first time in this tournament.

IND vs AFG ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match 33 Details:

The 33rd match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 will see India facing off against Afghanistan on 3rd November at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

This game is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM IST and the live-action can be viewed on Star Sports Network while the live scores can be tracked on the CricketAddictor website.

IND vs AFG ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match 33 Preview:

India will be squaring off against Afghanistan in their third league stage game, at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on the 3rd of November. This will be the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader.

Things have gone from bad to worse for the Indian side as they lost their second consecutive game of the tournament, and are currently standing second last on the points table. On the other hand, Afghanistan has managed to grab two big wins of their three matches so far, and are standing second to only the unbeaten Pakistan.

After Pakistan defeated India by 10 wickets in the first game, New Zealand hunted down India by 8 wickets in the second game at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. India lost the toss against New Zealand and was sent to bat first. India seemed to have taken no lessons from the thrashing that Pakistan gave them in the first game.

This time the Indian side was restricted to an even lower score, 110. None of the batters crossed even the 30-run mark. New Zealand went all guns blazing from the initial overs itself and chased down the target with 33 balls to spare. Jasprit Bumrah hunted a couple of scalps but received no support from his colleagues.

This huge defeat further decreased the Net Run Rate of India and has brought it down to -1.609 and has also almost finished their chances of qualifying to the semi-final stages, unless a miracle happens.

Afghanistan came back stronger after facing a defeat against Pakistan in the second game. They went on to defeat Namibia by 62 runs in the third league stage game at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Afghanistan batted first and stacked 160 runs on the board for the loss of 5 wickets. Mohammad Shahzad stacked 45 runs, while Zazai, Nabi, and Asghar Afghan scored 33, 32, and 31 runs respectively.

Coming to bowl, they restricted the Namibia side to 2-short of the three figures. Hamid Hassan and Naveen-ul-Haq picked 3 wickets each while Gulbadin Naib and Rashid Khan hunted 2 wickets and 1 wicket respectively. This win further strengthened their Net Run Rate, and they currently have the second-best NRR among all teams (+3.097).

The two sides have met just a couple of times in this format so far and both of those meetings came during the ICC World Cups, where India managed to win both of those matches. The last time they met in this format, India emerged victorious by 23 runs at Colombo.

Afghanistan’s win over New Zealand is the only condition that can open up Group 2 for India and Afghanistan as well, else the two most probable teams proceeding through to the next stages are Pakistan and New Zealand from this group, considering their upcoming fixtures. It will take no less than a miracle for India to proceed ahead from this stage.

Having such an impressive Net Run Rate, if Afghanistan somehow manages to defeat the out-of-form Indian side here, the 7th November game between New Zealand and Afghanistan will become a quarter-final kinda match, and the winner will transcend ahead to the semis, alongside Pakistan.

IND vs AFG ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match 33 Weather Report:

The temperature is expected to hover around 29°C on the matchday with 65 % humidity and 13 km/hr wind speed. There are no chances of precipitation during the game.

IND vs AFG ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match 33 Pitch Report:

The Sheikh Zayed Stadium provides an impartial wicket where both the departments are expected to receive a reasonable amount of help from the ground. Spinners can come lethal in the middle overs here while medium pacers can turn out to be effective towards the death overs.

Average 1st innings score:

The average first innings score on this wicket is 145.

Record of chasing teams:

The team batting second has great records here. They have maintained a winning percentage of 80 on this ground.

IND vs AFG ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match 33 Injury Update and Availability News:

Asghar Afghan has announced his retirement from International Cricket and won’t be available for selection from this game onwards.

IND vs AFG ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match 33 Playing XI:

India: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli©, Rishabh Pant(wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Varun Chakravarthy

Bench: Suryakumar Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rahul Chahar

Afghanistan: Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad(wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi©, Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Hamid Hassan

Bench: Qais Ahmad, Usman Ghani, Sharafuddin Ashraf

Top Picks For Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:

Lokesh Rahul is a right-handed batsman from India. He has marked only 21 runs in this tournament so far but can come big in the upcoming match.

Rohit Sharma is a right-handed batsman from India who opens the innings for them. He has scored only 14 runs in this tournament so far but can perform well in the upcoming game considering his attacking skills.

Virat Kohli is a right-handed batsman from India who leads the team. He has smashed 66 runs in this tournament so far. A lot will rely once again on him today.

Jasprit Bumrah is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-fast bowler from India. He has hunted 2 wickets in this tournament so far and will be eyeing a successful outing here.

Rashid-Khan is a right-handed batsman and right-arm leg-break bowler from Afghanistan. He has picked up 7 wickets in this tournament so far. He can also contribute effectively with the bat.

Mohammad Nabi is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from Afghanistan. He has smacked 78 runs and also took 1 wicket in this tournament so far.

Hazratullah Zazai is a left-handed batsman from Afghanistan who opens the innings for them. He has piled 77 runs in this tournament so far.

IND vs AFG ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match 33 Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:

Captain – Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma

Vice-Captain – Rashid-Khan, Virat Kohli

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for IND vs AFG Dream11 Team:

Keeper – Mohammad Shahzad

Batsmen – Lokesh Rahul (C), Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Najibullah-Zadran

All-rounders – Mohammad Nabi, Ravindra Jadeja

Bowlers – Rashid-Khan (VC), Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakravarthy

IND vs AFG Dream11 Prediction Fantasy Cricket Tips Dream11 Team ICC T20 World Cup 2021
IND vs AFG Dream11 Prediction

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for IND vs AFG Dream11 Team:

Keeper – Ishan Kishan

Batsmen – Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli (VC), Hazratullah Zazai

All-rounders – Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib

Bowlers – Rashid-Khan, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami

IND vs AFG Dream11 Prediction Fantasy Cricket Tips Dream11 Team ICC T20 World Cup 2021
IND vs AFG Dream11 Prediction

IND vs AFG ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match 33 Expert Advice:

Lokesh Rahul will be a good captaincy choice for the mini grand leagues considering his form in the IPL 2021. Ishan Kishan and Hazratullah Zazai are the punt-picks here. The best-suggested combination for this game is 1-4-2-4.

IND vs AFG ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match 33 Probable Winners:

India is expected to win this match of T20 World Cup 2021 considering their combination. However, Afghanistan is not a team to give up so easily.

Vicky Singh

Ex-National level Cricketer, Cricket Analyst & Fantasy Sports Expert.