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T20 World Cup 2024: India to face Afghanistan of their first Tremendous 8 match

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Virat Kohli will likely be aiming for a robust efficiency after a sequence of low scores as India faces Afghanistan of their first Tremendous 8 match of the T20 World Cup on Thursday (20). Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav can also be hoping for an opportunity to play.

A key query is whether or not India will persist with their profitable group stage lineup or herald Kuldeep, their prime spinner over the previous yr. Skipper Rohit Sharma had earlier talked about his choice to incorporate all 4 all-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Shivam Dube, Axar Patel, and Ravindra Jadeja.

This technique labored nicely in New York’s bowler-friendly situations, and the captain would possibly hold the profitable mixture that strengthens the batting order as much as quantity 8. To incorporate Kuldeep, India would wish to drop both Mohammed Siraj or Arshdeep Singh, with Siraj extra more likely to be benched.

The apply classes recommend the pitch would possibly favor spinners, which may enhance Kuldeep’s probabilities. Nevertheless, with a breeze at Kensington Oval, pacers would possibly get some swing in the course of the powerplay.

All eyes will likely be on Kohli, who hasn’t scored in double digits within the match but. Regardless of his struggles in New York, he’s anticipated to carry out nicely on the higher pitches within the Caribbean. Kohli’s dedication in coaching reveals his robust work ethic.

Shivam Dube, introduced in for hitting sixes within the center and dying overs, has solely managed one six up to now. The pitches within the USA have been difficult for him, however he hopes to do higher within the Tremendous 8s.

Suryakumar Yadav regained some kind towards the USA, which ought to increase his confidence. Hardik Pandya, whereas wonderful with the ball, additionally must contribute with the bat.

Arshdeep Singh has been rising in confidence, successfully partnering with Jasprit Bumrah. With the pitch more likely to assist spinners, Axar Patel and Ravindra Jadeja are anticipated to make a major influence.

Afghanistan comes into the Tremendous 8 after a heavy loss to the West Indies. Regardless of this setback, captain Rashid Khan stays assured, noting the workforce’s spectacular marketing campaign up to now.

Left-arm pacer Fazalhaq Farooqi, the match’s main wicket-taker with 12 wickets, will likely be essential for Afghanistan. Rashid Khan can even be key within the center overs.

Afghanistan’s openers, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran, will likely be important to their batting success.

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