T20 World Cup 2024 Match:43 Afghanistan vs India Match Preview

T20 World Cup Match:43 Afghanistan vs India Match Preview

In what promises to be a pivotal clash in the Super Eight stage of the T20 World Cup, Afghanistan will take on India at Kensington Oval in Barbados. Both teams come into this match with contrasting recent performances, adding intrigue to their encounter on June 20.

Afghanistan Campaign

Afghanistan has been impressive in the tournament so far, securing victories in three out of their four group stage matches. Led by the experienced Rashid Khan, their bowling attack has been clinical, while Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran have provided strong starts at the top of the order. Gurbaz, in particular, has been the standout batsman with 167 runs, making him the leading run-scorer for Afghanistan. However, the middle-order woes were exposed in their last game against West Indies, where they suffered a massive 104-run defeat. Azmatuallah Omarzai’s meager contribution with just 63 runs highlights a critical area of improvement for Afghanistan.

India Formidable Form

On the other hand, India has been unbeaten in the tournament so far, showcasing dominance with wins against Ireland, Pakistan, and USA in the group stage. Their last scheduled match against Canada was unfortunately abandoned due to rain. The team, captained by Rohit Sharma, has shown depth in both batting and bowling departments. While Jasprit Bumrah has been outstanding with the ball, Kuldeep Yadav is set to return to the playing XI, adding further depth to their spin attack. The batting unit, spearheaded by Sharma himself and supported by Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja, is capable of turning matches around with their experience and skill.

Head-to-Head Records

In their previous encounters, India has dominated Afghanistan, winning six out of eight matches. One match ended in a tie, while another was washed out. India historical superiority over Afghanistan adds an extra layer of challenge for Rashid Khan’s side, who will be eager to defy the odds.

Matches PlayedAfghanistan WinsIndia WinsTiedNo ResultFirst FixtureMost Recent Fixture

Match Details

  • Match: Afghanistan vs India, Match 43, Super Eight
  • Venue: Kensington Oval, Barbados
  • Date and Time: Thursday, June 20, 8:00 AM IST

Pitch and Weather Conditions

Kensington Oval is known for its good batting tracks with decent support for bowlers as the match progresses. Weather forecasts predict clear skies, ensuring an uninterrupted game.

As Afghanistan seeks redemption from their recent defeat and India aims to maintain their unbeaten streak, cricket fans can expect a thrilling contest between two talented sides. The match promises to be a pivotal moment in determining each team’s journey towards the T20 World Cup title. Stay tuned for what is sure to be a captivating battle at Kensington Oval



Where to Watch in India?

Viewers can catch the live action on the Star Sports Network.

Where to Watch Online in India?

Stream the match live on Disney+ Hotstar (app and website).

Match Start Time (IST)

The match is scheduled to commence at June 20, 8:00 PM IST.

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