India will Take on an “emerging side” Afghanistan to give them tough competition in match number 28 of ICC cricket world cup 2019. This contest will be held at the rose bowl, Southampton on June 22. Both the teams will be taking on each other for the very first time in the world cup.
This is the second time that Afghan Team is participating in the world cup as they did it for the first time in world cup 2015. However, that world cup went horrible which brought nothing but a ray of defeats, due to which they(Afghanistan) had to leave the event just after playing group matches.
Whereas, Indian cricket team has always been a reason to immense sensation in the game of cricket which rose them to the highest level of excellence. It would be a quite tough challenge for the Afghan side to resist against the Team Like India, as they will be tempted themselves against the top Team which would definitely pave their(Afghanistan) path to revamp their weaknesses.
India Vs Afg Live Stream CWC 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match 28 can be seen live on Star Sports in India, Ptv Sports, Ten Sports in Pakistan, GTV in Bangladesh, Mobi TV in Afghanistan. Moreover, CWC 2019 Live Streaming can be watched live on Sonyliv in Pakistan whereas Hotstar will provide ball by ball live coverage of India vs Afghanistan match in India.
CWC 2019 Ind vs Afg Match Start Time
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
India vs Afg Pre Match Analysis
With two world cup triumphs, India will be leading in this match against the Afghan side, the team who will be appearing for the second time having a quite brittle combination would openly let Indian team splinter them in this match of world cup 2019. whereas, the Afghan side is yet to win their first world cup title which is seemingly quite tough to do in the coming world cup.
Somehow, the Afghan team would also be geared up to assault with the best tactics and weapons they have in the Team. despite of having quality players in the team, Afghan side will be suffering as they would be landed in the field under the captaincy of GulbadinNaib, appointed as their new skipper at the helm of the ODI side which may cost Afghan side to some extent as it would be a test of his grit having no experience of leading the team in such crucial events. since the world cup, 2011 Indian Cricket Team has been remarkable and proved themselves as the king of the cricket world.
Taking on the opponents with immense aggression and winning momentum has now become their feature which leads them to the highest level of excellence and maximizes their chances to easily lift the world cup title.
In the recent Statement, Tendulkar praised and encouraged the Indian side:
“I want to say one thing. If you carefully look at the BCCI logo on our India jersey, you can spot three stars on top of the logo… three World Cups. Three stars should turn into four. That’s what I want. Let’s all support our team this World Cup,” he added.
From a couple of recent series, the Indian side is in a great touch to shine ahead in the world cup as well. Their side is comprised of an ebullient force who is capable of doing above the expectations while having the skipper Kohli, the man with a unique way of demolishing the opponent bowlers.
The ranked no.1 batsmen will be leading his troops in the world cup which is enough to predict everything in their favor. Then comes their most experience giant, the man who led his side to lift the world cup 2011, MS Dhoni. he has always been up to the mark no matter which bowler he is facing to. His dedications always bring some great consequences for the team.
After the debut in 2004, this superstar never surrendered and keep on revamping his batting which brought him up to the stage where he is known to be one of the reliable middle order batsmen. Indian top order is made up of the players like Rohit Sharma, Dhawan and Jhadav who are already geared up to give some best knocks having an aggressive approach which often help the Indian team to acquire the excellent start early in the inning.
Having bowlers like Bhumrah, Yadav and Bhuvineshwar will also be their trump cards for this prestigious event.
It would not be an easy task for the Afghan side to crumble the Indians in this match but what Bangladesh had done with India in world cup 2007, will surely give them a ray of hope to do some solid resistance as they did in the Asia cup where they(Afghanistan) were fairly about to win the match but could not turn it into their favor.
Afghan side will be relying on their intimidating spin bowling attack which is made up of the bowlers like Rashid, Mujeeb and Nabi whose consistent form will make something effective in Afghanistan’s favor. However, their biggest worry is to have quality pacer in the team and this deficiency may cost them in the world cup as English conditions will assist more to the pacers. their iconic bowler Hamid Hassan will be making his comeback which can be another trump card to lead his side in knock out stage.
If you look at the recent form of Afghan side, you will find them a team to make some big upsets ahead in the coming world cup as they did in the recent Asia cup 2018 and world cup qualifying round where they crumbled the sides like west indies and Sri Lanka.
Afghanistan squad for world cup 2019
- GULBADIN NAIB (CAPTAIN)
- AFTAB ALAM
- ASGHAR AFGHAN
- MUHAMMAD SHEHZAD
- DAWLAT ZADRAN
- HAMID HASSAN
- HASHMATULLAH SHAHIDI
- HAZRATULLAH ZAZAI
- MUHAMMAD NABI
- MUJEEB UR REHMAN
- NAJIBULLAH ZADRAN
- NOOR ALI ZADRAN
- RAHMAT SHAH
- RASHID KHAN
- SAMIULLAH SHINWARI
Indian Squad for world cup 2019
- VIRAT KOHLI (Captain)
- ROHIT SHARMA
- SHIKHAR DHAWAN
- KL RAHUL
- Vijay SHANKAR
- DINESH KARTHIK
- MS DHONI
- KEDAR JHADAV
- HARDIK PANDYA
- JASPRIT BUMRAH
- BHUVNESHWAR KUMAR
- MUHAMMAD SHAMI
- KULDEEP YADAV
- RAVINDRA JADEJA
- YUZVINDRA CHAHAL
Who is favorite?
From every aspect Indian side is a clear favorite to win this clash against Afghanistan as India is leading in every department having immense experience, furthermore, they are the topmost favorite for the coming world cup. however, perhaps, they have to deal with some resistance as Afghanistan wouldn’t let them take this match away easily.