The Match 28 of ICC World Cup (CWC) 2019 will be going to take place between India (IND) and Afghanistan (AFG) at the Rose Bowl, Southampton on Saturday, June 22.
India are unbeaten and will be looking to keep the winning momentum going. It will be also a good chance to sort out some of their selections issues. Still, the Virat Kohli-led won’t give away an easy inch to Afghanistan on Saturday.
Afghanistan, on the other hand, have lost five out of five matches in the tournament so far. However, breaking the losing streak against India will be an almost impossible task. However, an unlikely win may spark their comeback in the tournament.
India are currently at the 4th place in the World Cup 2019 points table with 3 wins and one washed off game against New Zealand while Afghanistan are struggling at the bottom of the points table with no wins in their five games.
- The CWC 2019, Match 28- IND vs AFG will take place at 03:00 PM IST on Saturday, June 22.
- The match will be played at the Rose Bowl, Southampton.
- The game can be streamed live on Star Sports Networks and Hotstar.
According to the weather forecast, the chances of rain affecting the game is negligible. The chances of rain are around four per cent in the morning, which means that it should be a clear day and the match should start on time. The probability of rain reduces further as the day progresses, and it is negligible during the match hours.
Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the CWC 2019 following a thumb fracture. Bhuvneshwar Kumar also suffered a hamstring tear which ruled him out of the two next matches. KL Rahul will replace Shikhar Dhawan as opener while Vijay Shankar will be included in the squad along with Mohammad Shami.
Squad: Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Rohit Sharma and Kuldeep Yadav.
Probable XI: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal and Jasprit Bumrah.
Afghanistan’s opener and their highest run scorer, Mohammad Shahzad has been ruled out of the ICC World CUp 2019 following an injury. There is no other injury update from Afghanistan.
Squad: Gulbadin Naib (c), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah (wk), Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Ikram Ali Khil.
Probable XI: Hazratullah Zazai, Ikram Alikhil (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib (capt), Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Dawlat Zardan.
Fantasy Tips and suggestions:
Wicketkeeper: In wicketkeeping, Indian skipper MS Dhoni will preferred over Afghanistan’s Ikram Ali Khil. MS Dhoni should be the must have pick for Dream11.
Batsmen: Indian batsmen- Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli are in tremendous form while Afghanistan’s Najibullah-Zadran and Noor-Ali-Zadran can make it to the Dream11.
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar from India while Mohammad Nabi and Gulbadin Naib from Afghanistan should be the right picks for Dream11.
Bowlers: For India, among pacers, Jasprit Bumrah is the top pick. Bhuvneshwar Kumar suffered hamstring tear during the match against Pakistan and Mohammad Shami is expected to replace him, who is also the right pick for Dream11. For Afghanistan, Dawlat-Zadran is the only pick. Among spinners, Kuldeep Yadav from India while Mujeeb Ur Rahman from Afghanistan are the top picks.
Captain and Vice Captain: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah are the top picks for captain and vice captain.
Dream 11 pick #1:
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli (vc), Noor-Ali-Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni (wk), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Dawlat Zadran, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami.
- Captain: Rohit Sharma
- Vice Captain: Virat Kohli
Dream 11 pick #2:
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Najibullah-Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni (wk), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rashid Khan, Jasprit Bumrah (vc), Mohammad Shami.
- Captain: Virat Kohli
- Vice Captain: Jasprit Bumrah