ICC Cricket World Cup | Match 28: India Vs Afghanistan– Prediction, Team Analysis, Playing XIs and Streaming Details

India VS Afghanistan


India is one of the teams which is still unbeaten in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. They entered with a good form in the tournament after beating Bangladesh. The first match was against South Africa, which was considered to be one of the semi-finalists faced a defeat. They then took their spear and pierced through Australia. They had to meet another strong team who shared unbeaten New Zealand. The match was washed off due to rain. With humungous forms, they approached Pakistan and being amidst controversies they blew away them. They look in a menacing shape.

Afghanistan is still getting the praise of playing in the ICC Cricket World Cup. The rain has only hindered them once against South Africa, but they had to find a defeat. Till now they haven’t faced any victory except a win against Pakistan in the warm-ups. In head-to-head India has just one win in two matches played. The next battle is at Southampton – Rose Bowl.

Pitch Conditions And Weather

The contribute Southampton has been an OK one for batting, and with the sun out, bowlers should work out of their skins. Be that as it may, the deck has offered pace and bounce to the pacers and henceforth, making advances with the new calfskin turns into considerably more significant. The strip gets batting-accommodating as the game proceeds onward and consequently, groups ought to pick to handle first in the wake of winning the toss.

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The weather at Southampton will be far from a shower. The weather is expected to be sunny in the morning and mostly cloudy in the evening. With the absence of rain, the temperature will between 14-degree to 19-degree Celcius. The humidity will be around 75% to 45%.

Team Analysis:


Indian Cricket Team

India is probably going to acquire Mohammed Shami for Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The player won’t be a piece of the game because of hamstring damage, which he suffered in the past match. KL Rahul worked admirably versus Pakistan, opening the batting and the 26-year-old will need to get another not too bad thump added to his repertoire. Captain Kohli and Rohit Sharma are additionally among the runs.

Hardik Pandya can again be advanced if the Men dressed in Blue get off to a flier. MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav will likewise have a task to carry out. The group will need them to have to get a few keeps running added to the repertoire. Vijay Shankar got hit on the toe during the net-session; however, he’s expected to be fit. Kuldeep Yadav recovered his form in the past match, and his job will be amazingly significant. Jasprit Bumrah has been getting wickets too.

KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni, Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Indian Cricket Team
Possible XI


Afghanistan Cricket Team, ICC Cricket World Cup

The Afghans may get Hazratullah Zazai, who didn’t make the last showing. All things considered, the hatchet may descend on Noor Ali Zadran, who got a previous duck time around. Captain Gulbadin advanced himself up to the list, and it functioned admirably for him as he scored 37 off 28. The skipper likewise got three wickets; however, they came when the batsmen were hoping to pull out all the stops in the demise overs.

After a couple of disappointments, Rahmat Shah got among the runs. Hashmatullah Shahidi has been Afghans’ best batsman, having scored 165 with a couple of half-centuries. Mujeeb Ur Rahman didn’t get a wicket versus the Brits, yet his precision didn’t enable the hitters to escape. Rashid Khan would be quick to stop outside the mistake of the last game and turn out all firearms bursting.

Hazratullah Zazai, Gulbadin Naib (C), Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Afghanistan Cricket Team, ICC Cricket World Cup
Possible X1

Streaming, Predictions and Final Word​

This is a practice match for India, and with Shami replacing Bhuvi, such occasion can help Shami to get in the groove. Afghanistan has chances to at least give a tough fight to India as their previous match-up was a tie between the team matches.

KL Rahul will perform for India and Rahmat Shah for Afghanistan.

Prediction: India will win this match.


  • Online: Hotstar
  • TV Broadcast: Star Sports
  • Time : 13:00 IST

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