IND vs AFG, T20 World Cup 2024 Super 8 LIVE: Jasprit Bumrah And Suryakumar Yadav Star As Team India Consign Afghanistan To 47-Run Loss

IND vs AFG, T20 World Cup 2024 Super 8 LIVE: Jasprit Bumrah And Suryakumar Yadav Star As Team India Consign Afghanistan To 47-Run Loss

India have a 7-0 record against Afghanistan in 8 T20Is played. The Men in Blue will look to keep their unbeaten run intact when they face the Afghans again in Antigua on Thursday.

Rohan SenUpdated: Thursday, June 20, 2024, 11:41 PM IST
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Afghanistan innings:

After Suryakumar Yadav's whirlwind half-century, the bowlers spearheaded the defence of 181 expertly to consign Afghanistan to a 47-run defeat in Barbados as Team India started their Super 8 stage with a bang. Jasprit Bumrah and Arshdeep Singh shared 3 wickets between them to bowl Afghanistan out for 134 and keep India's unbeaten record against the opposition intact.

Virat Kohli is looking to bounce back from a slump, and Kuldeep Yadav is itching to get on the field as India, the top contenders, gear up to take on Afghanistan in their first Super 8 match of the T20 World Cup in Barbados on Thursday. Everyone’s talking about how India will line up. At the start of the tournament, captain Rohit Sharma hinted he wants all four all-rounders—Hardik Pandya, Shivam Dube, Axar Patel, and Ravindra Jadeja—in the squad. This worked great in the bowling-friendly conditions in New York, and it seems like Rohit will stick with this winning strategy, which deepens their batting lineup to number 8.

Live Updates:

9.50 pm - End of India's innings

The Men in Blue end up with 181/8 in 20 overs after Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat first in Antigua. Suryakumar Yadav top-scored with 53 while Hardik Pandya made 32 and Axar Patel played a cameo in the final couple of overs to take India to a challenging total on a tricky pitch.

Captain Rashid Khan was the chief wrecker for the Afghans with 3 for 26 while Fazalhaq Farooqi also took 3 wickets and Naveen-ul-Haq got one.

9.37 pm - WICKET! Hardik Pandya c Azmatullah b Naveen 32 (24 balls)

9.28 pm - WICKET! Suryakumar Yadav c Nabi b Farooqi 53 (28 balls)

9.10 pm - Meanwhile, Suryakumar Yadav has hit form and scoring shots like these against Afghanistan's best bowler. Rashid in fact, jokingly asked Surya to stop sweeping him in between overs.

8.55 pm - Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan has been on fire since he brought himself into the attack after the powerplay. Surya and Dube added 28 runs for the 4th wicket and were looking set before Dube was trapped plumb in front by Rashid for his 3rd wicket. Team India (90/4 in 11 ovs) still have a lot of batting left with Surya and Hardik Pandya in the middle and Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel waiting in the dressing room.

8.54 pm - WICKET! Shivam Dube lbw b Rashid 10 (7 balls)

8.41 pm - WICKET! Virat Kohli c Nabi b Rashid 24 (24 balls)

8.35 pm - WICKET! Rishabh Pant lbw b Rashid 20 (11 balls)

8.14 pm - WICKET! Rohit Sharma c Rashid b Farooqi 8 (13 balls)

8 pm - India continue to open with captain Rohit Sharma and ex-skipper Virat Kohli, despite the latter's lack of runs in the tournament so far.

7.35 pm - Here are the Playing XIs for tonight's clash

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

Afghanistan XI: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Gulbadin Naib, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan(c), Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

7.30 pm - Toss: Rohit Sharma wins the toss and opts to bat first against Afghanistan. Team India has replaced Mohammad Siraj with Kuldeep Yadav, who gets his first game of the tournament in the Super 8s.

Afghanistan have also made just 1 change - Karim Janat is not playing, Hazratullah Zazai comes in.

7.25 pm - Pitch Report: "Lovely weather conditions. 58m, 67m square boundaries, 70m down the ground. It looks a really good pitch with a few cracks on it. The ball should come on to the bat nicely and the bowlers need to bowl in the right areas. Batters should prosper on this wicket. A bat first pitch," says Sunil Gavaskar .

Will Kuldeep Play?

If Kuldeep is to be included, either Mohammed Siraj or Arshdeep Singh would have to be dropped. Siraj seems the more likely to sit out if this change happens.

Pitch and Conditions

Judging by the practice sessions, the pitch at Kensington Oval looks like it will favor spinners, boosting Kuldeep’s chances. Plus, with a gentle breeze, fast bowlers might get some swing during the powerplay.

India's lineup and tactics will be key as they kick off their Super 8 journey against a lively Afghan team.

Squads:

India: Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Kuldeep Yadav, Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal

Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Azmatullah Omarzai, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan(c), Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Mohammad Ishaq, Nangeyalia Kharote, Hazratullah Zazai

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