Afghanistan have been the favourite whipping boys in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, which is a surprise given a lot was expected of them in the build-up to the event in England. The star-studded Indian batting line up will be itching to have a go against their Asian rivals when they take the field in Match 28 of ICC World Cup 2019 in Southampton. England got close to 400 runs in the previous game against Afghanistan and with the kind of form India is in, it will not be a surprise if the mark is breached. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shikhar Dhawan will not be part of the playing eleven for the Men in Blue while Afghanistan have everyone fit and available. So, who are the players to watch out for in the game? India vs Afghanistan Cricket Score 28th ODI Match in ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019.
The Indian opener has been in fine form in England, scoring two centuries and providing the base for Virat and co to build the team’s innings. A third century of the World Cup looks a strong possibility when Rohit takes the field against Afghanistan. IND vs AFG Head-to-Head Record: Ahead of ICC CWC 2019 Clash, Here Are Match Results of Last India vs Afghanistan Encounters!
The Indian skipper could become the third Indian to score 20,000 international runs and the fastest in the world to so if he scores 104 in the game. He has looked so much at ease against every bowler he has faced that Afghanistan should be worried coming up against him.
Now that Shikhar Dhawan has been officially ruled out of the 2019 World Cup, the role of KL Rahul becomes even more crucial. The dynamic opener played well against Pakistan, coming up with a patient fifty. He needs to work on his strike rate though as fans expect quick runs up top.
The Indian chinaman is weaving his magic with the bowl in England were some of his wickets have been an absolute peach. Afghanistan will do well to play him and are in real danger to be cleaned up by Kuldeep Yadav.
A world-class bowler like Rashid Khan went for 110 in 9 overs which is hard to fathom. The spinner knows a lot about Indian cricket given his spell in the IPL which could work in his favour. Expect Rashid Khan to bounce back when he takes the field against India.
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India could feature new faces against Afghanistan, but they will not let their guard down given there are no easy games in a World Cup.