T20 World Cup 2024: Match 43, AFG vs IND, Match Prediction – Who will win today’s T20 WC match?

Afghanistan (AFG) is ready to challenge meIndia (IND) At Kensington Oval in Barbadosinaugurating the Group 1 Super 8 matches of the 2024 T20 World Cup, Thursday June 20.

Although both teams have three wins from four matches, their rankings in their respective groups diverge significantly. India moved to the top of Group A, helped by abandoning their final championship match against Canada due to bad weather. Conversely, Afghanistan secured second place in Group C, following a demoralizing 104-run defeat to co-hosts West Indies.

India have a dominant record against Afghanistan in T20Is, having emerged victorious in six of their eight encounters, with one match scoreless and one tied. However, their previous clash, the final match of the bilateral series, was a gripping spectacle, requiring two Super Overs to reach a conclusion.

Given Afghanistan’s formidable form this time around, a tough and closely contested match is expected. The conditions, very favorable to the Afghans, given their powerful players and their propensity to excel in high-stakes encounters, promise an exciting battle.

India’s pace battery is something Afghanistan should be wary of, and it promises an intense battle between the Afghan openers and new ball pair Arshdeep Singh and Jasprit Bumrah.

Match Details

Match Afghanistan vs India, Match 43
Place Kensington Oval, Barbados
Date and time Thursday, June 20, 8 p.m. IST
Live broadcast and streaming Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar (app and website)
Check here: Afghanistan vs India Live Score, Match 43

Report and pitch conditions

The five World Cup matches staged at Kensington Oval produced distinctly disparate batting results: at one extreme, the match between Oman and Namibia ended with scores of 109 all out and 109 for 6; In contrast, Scotland’s rapid accumulation of 90 for 0 from 10 overs, amid intermittent showers against England, stands out. Notably, no team managed to surpass Australia’s 164–5 total against Oman, with Australia again breaking their own score. This next day’s match will be played on a new pitch, reputed to be the most beautiful in the area, although somewhat capricious weather could pose an additional challenge for the teams.

Head-to-head records

Matches 8
Won by Afghanistan 0
Won by India 6
Related 1
No result 1
Very first match 03/11/21
Newest light fixture 01/17/24

Probably playing XIs

Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (week), Ibrahim Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan (c), Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (week), Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj

Likely top performers

Probable best hitter: Virat Kohli

The Indian icon has not been in top form and will no doubt want to quickly put his group stage performance behind him, having scored just five runs in three innings. Given his lofty ambitions and remarkable mental strength to take control of high-profile matches, one would expect him to be India’s hero in their inaugural Super 8 match.

Check here: T20 World Cup 2024 with most runs

Probable best bowler: Rashid Khan

Given the slow pace of the Bridgetown pitch, this presents an ideal opportunity for the Afghan skipper to continue his exemplary performance. He could once again be expected to lead his team with a crucial bowling spell, delivering a captain’s performance when it matters most.

Check here: T20 World Cup 2024 with highest number of wickets

Today’s match prediction: India will win the match

Scenario 1

India won the toss and elected to bowl first.

Power play score: 30-40

Afghanistan: 140-160

India wins the match.

Scenario 2

Afghanistan wins the toss and chooses to bowl first.

Power play score: 40-50

India: 165-185

India wins the match.

Check here: AFG vs IND Dream11 Prediction,
Disclaimer: The prediction is based on understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the mentioned points and make your own decision.

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