India vs Afghanistan
India vs Afghanistan (Credits: Twitter)

IND vs AFG- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between India And Afghanistan? ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match 33. India and Afghanistan are set to face each other in their upcoming match in ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The IND vs AFG game will take place on November 3 at Sheikh Zayad Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Both the teams are part of group 2 in the tournament.

India lost their previous game of T20 World Cup 2021 to New Zealand by 8 wickets. Batting first in the match, India batsmen could not pile up many runs. Hardik Pandya hit 23 runs while Ravindra Jadeja scored 26. For New Zealand, Trent Boult picked a 3-wicket haul while Ish Sodhi bagged 2 wickets.

India vs New Zealand, T20 World Cup 2021
India vs New Zealand. Credits: ICC

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Later, New Zealand opener Daryl Mitchell slammed 49 runs for the team. Kane Williamson also played a crucial knock of unbeaten 33 runs. New Zealand chased the target in just 14.3 overs by 8 wickets. For India, Jasprit Bumrah managed to pick 2 wickets. India have lost 2 games out of 2 so far and take the 5th spot in group 2 points table.

Daryl Mitchell, T20 World Cup 2021
Daryl Mitchell. Image-Twitter

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Talking about Afghanistan, the team defeated Namibia in their last game by 62 runs. Batting first, Afghanistan posted 160-5 on the scoreboard. Openers Hazratullah Zazai and Mohammad Shahzad played good knocks of 33 and 45 respectively. Asghar Afghan took the innings forward with his 31 runs. Skipper Mohammad Nabi also hit 32 not-out.

Namibia
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Later, Namibia lost their wickets cheaply. David Wiese was the highest run-getter for the team with his 26 runs. Namibia could only reach 98-9 in 20 overs. For Afghanistan, Naveen-ul-Haq and Hamid Hassan picked 3 wickets each. Gulbadin Naib got 2 wickets while Rashid Khan bagged 1.

Mohammad Shahzad
Mohammad Shahzad vs Namibia. Image-Twitter

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IND vs AFG- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between India And Afghanistan? ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match 33

IND vs AFG Head-to-Head Records

Stats Matches  IND Won AFG Won No Result
Overall 2 2 0 0
At Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi 0 0 0 0
In the last 5 matches 2 2 0 0
In ICC T20 World Cup 2 2 0 0

Recent Venue Records (Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi)

Stats- T20

Total Matches- 55

Matches won batting first- 24

Matches won bowling first- 31

Average 1st innings score- 139

Average 2nd innings score- 127

Highest total recorded- 225/7 (20 Ov) by IRE vs AFG

Lowest total recorded- 87/10 (18.3 Ov) by HK vs OMAN

Highest score chased- 166/6 (19.4 Ov) by HK vs AFG

Lowest score defended- 129/6 (20 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Toss Prediction for IND vs AFG Match

The team winning the toss might choose to bowl first. Chasing has been a favourite option for teams in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Many teams have found it easier to chase a total than to defend one. Moreover, the dew will also help the team batting second. Hence, the team winning the toss might select bowling first in the match.

Predicted Scores for IND vs AFG Match

Team 1st batting 2nd batting
IND 150-160 150-160
AFG 130-150 130-150

Players’ Form- India- Batting

India cricket team
India cricket team. Credits: ICC

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Players Matches  Runs  Average 
Virat Kohli 2 66 33.0
Rishabh Pant 2 51 25.50
Ravindra Jadeja 2 39 39.0
Hardik Pandya 2 34 17.0
KL Rahul 2 21 10.5
Rohit Sharma 2 14 7.0

Who will score the most runs for India in the match: Virat Kohli or Rishabh Pant

Players’ Form-India- Bowling

Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah
Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah. Creidts: ICC
Players Matches  Wickets  Average 
Jasprit Bumrah 2 2 20.50
Hardik Pandya 2 0
Shardul Thakur 1 0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 1 0
Ravindra Jadeja 2 0
Mohammed Shami 2 0

Who will pick the most wickets for India in the match: Jasprit Bumrah or Mohammed Shami

Players’ Form-Afghanistan- Batting

Afghanistan
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Players Matches  Runs  Average 
Najibullah Zadran 3 88 29.33
Mohammad Nabi 3 78
Hazratullah Zazai 3 77 25.66
Mohammad Shahzad 3 75 25.0
Rahmanullah Gurbaz 3 60 20.0
Asghar Afghan 3 41 20.50

Who will score the most runs for Afghanistan in the match: Najibullah Zadran or Mohammad Nabi

Players’ Form- Afghanistan- Bowling

Rashid Khan, Afghanistan Bowler
Rashid Khan (Image Credit: Twitter)
Players Matches  Wickets Average 
Rashid Khan 3 7 7.0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 2 6 5.66
Naveen-ul-Haq 3 5 12.0
Hamid Hassan 1 3 3.0
Gulbadin Naib 3 2 9.50
Mohammad Nabi 3 1 64.0

Who will the pick most wickets for Afghanistan in the match: Rashid Khan or Naveen-ul-Haq