In the practice matches of the T20 World Cup, the defeat against Pakistan and New Zealand has given a lot of tension to Team India, which has beaten strong teams like Australia and England. The team now has to take on the Mohammad Nabi-led Afghanistan team, whose journey so far has been excellent. Apart from defeating Scotland and Namibia, the team had also brought Pakistan to the brink of defeat, but in the end the team lost. If the Indian team, which is on the verge of being out of the T20 World Cup, also gets defeated by Afghanistan, then the team will be tied up in the T20 World Cup.
This is a match that India won’t get any credit for winning, but losing will get louder in criticism and skipper Virat Kohli knows this very well. In this match, India can once again go with the opening pair of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. India changed the opening pair in the last match, where Ishan Kishan was given a chance along with Rahul. However, Kishan could not take advantage of the opportunity and became the victim of Trent Boult after scoring only 4 runs. Being fit for the match against Afghanistan, Suryakumar Yadav may get a chance, who missed the last match due to injury.
Apart from this, it will be interesting to see in this match whether Indian captain Virat Kohli gives a chance to senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin or once again trusts Varun Chakraborty. Although Varun’s performance so far has not been special, then the chances of Ashwin playing are high. Anyway, Virat has kept Ashwin out of the playing XI for the last few months, so there is pressure on him to feed Ashwin too. Let’s take a look at India’s probable playing XI against Afghanistan-
India’s probable playing XI against Afghanistan- Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, R Ashwin.