The 28th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will see the unbeaten Indian team clash against the Afghanistan team that has not won in any match they have played in the World Cup 2019 so far. The contest will be played at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England on June 22, with the scheduled time of 3.00 PM IST. India vs Afghanistan Cricket Score 28th ODI Match in ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019.
The match-up between the two sides looks like a one-sided affair on paper, but one simply cannot discount Afghanistan, especially what happened at the Asia Cup last year. The Indian camp would be looking to avoid any complacency in the team and would be trying a different composition with bigger battles ahead. As for Afghanistan, the team needs to regroup well, and soon, if they want to bolster their any chances of winning, despite they being knocked out of the World Cup already. IND vs AFG Head-to-Head Record: Ahead of ICC CWC 2019 Clash, Here Are Match Results of Last India vs Afghanistan Encounters!
As both the teams get battle-ready for today, we take a look at the interesting mini-battles that will make India vs Afghanistan an entertaining match at this World Cup.
Rashid Khan vs Virat Kohli
The fans have been eagerly waiting to watch the best of both the worlds – Afghanistan & India – at the grandest stage of them all. Kohli has struggled to play spin early on in his innings and Rashid will be looking to make the most of that opportunity.
Kohli is in fine form, but Rashid is not. However, given the classy player that he is, he would be looking to make amends in his campaign and what better occasion than it being against Virat Kohli & Co.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman vs KL Rahul
The young spinner in the Afghanistan side would be carrying truckloads of responsibility as he steps out to take field against India, for the sole reason that he knows the Indian players more than any player (except Rashid Khan) having played in Indian Premier League (IPL).
Mujeeb Ur Rahman and KL Rahul have been teammates at Kings XI Punjab and that would help either player to have an edge over each other. Who comes out on the top will be a delighting watch for the viewers.
Hashmatullah Shahidi vs Jasprit Bumrah
The Afghanistan team would be out of sorts but their star batsman Hashmatullah Shahidi is not. The middle-order batsman has contributed significantly in almost every match that he has played in World Cup 2019. If he gets going, it might get difficult for the Indian team, if things are going south.
However, to halt Shahidi’s march would be the primary aim to India’s premier bowler – Jasprit Bumrah. How much of a duel takes place is for time to tell; however, if the two collide, it will be a sight for the fans.
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India has a bigger problem to worry about than to just win this match, i.e. modifying the first-choice XI. For Afghanistan, the team will play every match for pride now on and would look to end the World Cup with their heads held high. Stay tuned to LatestLY for all the latest updates.