India vs Afghanistan
India vs Afghanistan (Credits: Twitter)

IND vs AFG: Match Preview– ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match 33. India and Afghanistan will play against each other in their next game of ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The IND vs AFG clash will take place on November 3 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Both the teams are part of group 2 in the tournament.

India have played 2 matches in the tournament so far. India lost their opening game to Pakistan and the second game to New Zealand. With 2 defeats in 2 games, they hold the 5th spot in group 2 points table with 0 points. Afghanistan have played 3 matches in ICC T20 World Cup 2021 so far. They defeated Scotland and Namibia but lost to Pakistan.

India vs New Zealand
India vs New Zealand. Credits: ICC

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With 2 wins and 1 loss in 3 games, Afghanistan take the 2nd spot in the group 1 points table with 4 points. India and Afghanistan have played 2 T20I games against each other so far. India have won both the matches. Both the matches were played during the previous editions of T20 World Cups.

India vs Afghanistan
India vs Afghanistan (Credits: Twitter)

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

India

India cricket team, ICC T20 World Cup 2021
India cricket team. Credits: ICC

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India are part of group 2 in ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Namibia, and Scotland are the other teams in the same group. India lost to New Zealand in their previous match by 8 wickets.

Batting first, Indian team could only manage 110-7 on the scoreboard. Hardik Pandya hit 23 while Ravindra Jadeja scored 26 runs. Later, New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell hit 49 while Kane Williamson hit unbeaten 33 runs. New Zealand won the match comfortably by 8 wickets.

India, New Zealand, Knee, BLM, ICC T20 World Cup 2021
Kane Williamson takes the knee while Indian opener Ishan Kishan stands in the middle. (Photo: Twitter)

India Squad: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami.

 

Afghanistan

Afghanistan

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Afghanistan are also part of group 2 in ICC T20 World Cup 2021. In their previous game, Afghanistan defeated Namibia by 62 runs. Batting first in the match, Afghanistan posted 160-5 on the scoreboard.

Mohammad Shahzad hit 45 while Hazratullah Zazai scored 33 runs for the team. For Namibia, David Wiese was the top scorer with 26 runs. Naveen-ul-Haq and Hamid Hassan picked 3 wickets each. Namibia reached 98-9 in 20 overs.

Namibia, ICC T20 World Cup 2021
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Afghanistan Squad: Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Najibullah Zadran, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi (C), Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Hamid Hassan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Usman Ghani.