World Cup 2019: India vs Afghanistan, Match Preview
A win would aid India in their quest for top spot, while Afghanistan will be eyeing their first win of the tournament.
Shikhar Dhawan, who has been ruled out of the World Cup following a thumb injury, has been replaced by Rishabh Pant in the Indian squad and if Vijay Shankar is not fit to feature in this match, Pant could make his World Cup debut.
Date: Saturday, 22nd June 2019
Time: 3:00 PM IST
Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
League: ICC World Cup 2019
Live Telecast: Star Network
Online Streaming: Hotstar
Avg 1st Innings score: 249
Avg 2nd Innings score: 214
Highest Total: 373/3 (50 Ov) by ENG vs PAK
Lowest Total: 65/10 (24 Ov) by USA vs AUS
Highest Chased: 306/7 (49 Ov) by NZ vs ENG
Lowest Defended: 251/7 (50 Ov) by ENG vs SL
- Dhawan has been ruled out of the tournament after fracturing his thumb.
- Vijay Shankar picked up a toe injury during training and might miss out in favour of Pant.
- Mohammed Shami might feature in this fixture in place of Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
- Hazratullah Zazai is expected to return to the top of the order for Afghanistan.
Virat Kohli (C), Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav
Gulbadin Naib (C), Hamid Hassan, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Hazratullah Zazai, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Samiullah Shenwari, Ikram Ali Khil, Aftab Alam, Dawlat Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman
- Rohit Sharma
- Virat Kohli
- Jasprit Bumrah
- Hazratullah Zazai
- Mohammad Nabi
- Rashid Khan
Probable Playing XI
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant/Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Ikram Ali Khil, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Aftab Alam and Dawlat Zadran