Southampton: The Ageas Bowl, Southampton gets set for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match between India and Afghanistan. The build-up has been a lot quieter than the other games. Far away from the madding crowd, the quiet little city of Southampton prepares for another India game. When India played South Africa, the buzz was missing and this time, one can sense its absence even more. India vs Afghanistan, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Preview: IND Aim to Continue Winning Run Against AFG.
What’s not helped this game is the fact that India are coming off a euphoric win over Pakistan in Manchester, a game that was five days ago. India had a break for a couple of days before resuming training. Apart from that, Afghanistan have had a disappointing tournament with a few off-field issues casting a shadow over their overall build-up. Their normal spirited and energetic presence on the field hasn’t been enough to narrow the gulf between them and the top teams. Thus, when they take on India, it would be a huge test. India vs Afghanistan Betting Odds: Free Bet Odds, Predictions and Favourites During IND vs AFG in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match 28.
As far as the weather goes, it is expected to be a good day, which comes as a huge relief for a lot of fans. With the numerous washouts, the frustration was palpable and a dry spell would do wonders for the viewers. Although the top four is largely settled for the tournament, there still is a lot of cricket to be played.
On the eve of the game, Indian all-rounder Vijay Shankar addressed the media and signalled that he is alright post the injury scare. India have had a few headaches, but the depth in their side ensures they have their bases covered. Although they are overwhelming favourites for this game, this team will maintain its intensity and approach it like any other game. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – Points Table.
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That was the key to their performance against Pakistan, where they kept the pressure at bay by approaching it like any other game. Thus, expect India to play with the same intensity as they do otherwise. This tournament is about building up to the knockouts and every game needs to be taken seriously.