India vs Afghanistan 1st T20I Match Prediction, Playing 11, Pitch Report, Injury News and Dream 11 Picks

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli returned to T20I squad of India vs Afghanistan 1st T20I match. Read the Dream 11 Combination and Pitch Report.

India vs Afghanistan 1st T20I Match Preview: India and Afghanistan will start their T20I World Cup Preparation, and the 1st match will be played at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, on January 11th, 2024, and the match will be streamed on Hotstar in India from 2 PM IST.

Indian Cricket Team will start their preparation for the T20I World 2024 on the 11th of January when they will welcome Afghanistan at Mohali, and one of the interesting news is that Rohit Sharma will go to lead the side, which has been in suspense since the ODI World Cup final loss. Virat Kohli also returns to the team and will play in the series against Afghanistan, but Yuvi Chahal is out of the team, and KL Rahul has also not been selected for the T20.

Sanju Samson is given another chance and might be his last to cement his place in the team for the upcoming World Cup as he is seen as the 1st choice wicketkeeper for them, but the selectors are doing wrong with Ishan Kishan.

The Afghanistan cricket team will be under Ibrahim Zadran’s Captaincy, and Rashid Khan will also be included in the team alongside Mohammad Nabi. In the ODI World Cup, Afghanistan gave an outstanding performance as they were in contention to be in the semi-final but failed to do so in the later stage of the tournament, but it was their best World Cup campaign.

Afghanistan recently won the T20I series against UAE by 2-1 in both matches. They dominated the opposition, and on the other hand, India also came off with a victory against South Africa in a five-match T20I series against South Africa.

When and Where To Watch India vs Afghanistan 1st T20I Match

MatchIndia vs Afghanistan 1st T20I Match
Date & TimeJanuary 11, 2024, 7:00 PM IST
VenuePunjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Where to WatchHotstar

Player Injury Report For India vs Afghanistan 1st T20I Match

There is no injury news, and all players are fit to play.

India vs Afghanistan Head-to-Head T20I Record

Match Played5
India Won4
Afghanistan Won0

Weather Conditions For India vs Afghanistan 1st T20I Match

The weather will be cold, and there will be dew.

Pitch Report of Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, In India vs Afghanistan 1st T20I Match On January 11, 2023

Match Played6 Matches
Batting first won2 Matches won
Batting second won4 Matches won
Average 1st innings scores168 Runs
Highest Team innings total211/4 by IND
Lowest Team innings total149/5 by RSA

The Pitch of Punjab Cricket Association has been favoring pace bowlers, but spinners also get help when the match is played in the afternoon, but at night, there will be a lot of due, which will give an advantage to batters playing in the 2nd innings.

Team Preview Of India

Indian cricket team will start to prepare to find their best possible 11 for the World Cup, and that is why they have given the responsibility to Rohit Sharma once again. The team will look to win the series by 3-0, but it is not going to be easy for the Indians.

Important players for the India Team in the match against Afghanistan

1- Virat Kohli scored his most awaited century against Afghanistan when India played in the World Cup. However, he is a man in form, and since last year, scoring in every format, it will not be easy for him to play T20I again. He has a 52.73 average in T20 matches and 173 against Afghanistan, as he was out against just once.

2- Tilak Varma is one of the upcoming stars for India, and he will be given the number four spot to play his beautiful innings. He has a 34.44 average in 15 T20 matches and he can also give two wickets.

3- Kuldeep Yadav was the highest wicket-taker of the Indian team in the last year, and he will be an important player for the Indian against Afghanistan. He has 58 wickets in 34 matches.

Team Preview Of Afghanistan

Afghanistan has been a great neighbor of India, and both teams have great boding, but on the field, they fight till the last ball. However, in the last match, India defeated Afghanistan quite easily. They are one of the most exciting teams in the world of cricket who can defeat anytime on their day, which they did in the ODI World Cup.

Important players for the Afghanistan Team in the match against India

1- Ibrahim Zadran was given the role of leading the side, and he scored 64 runs against India the last time both teams met in the T20I match. He has been one of the most technical batters of the Afghanistan team and has an average of 26.74 in 27 matches.

2- Rashid Khan has been the best player for the Afghanistan team for the last 4 years and has been participating in many major league teams. He took 130 wickets in 82 matches and can give depth in batting.

3- Rahmanullah Gurbaz will be another player who can score a century or get out on zero, which is why he is known for his hitting ability. He did not have a good average against India in 2 T20Is, but he is a much-improved player.

India vs Afghanistan 1st T20I Dream 11 Fantasy Team

Wicket-keeper: Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Batters: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Tilak Varma, Ibrahim Zadran

All-Rounder: Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib

Bowler: Rashid Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh,

India vs Afghanistan 1st T20I Match Prediction

India will be the favorite to win the match and series.

India vs Afghanistan 1st T20I: Probable Playing 11 of India

Rohit Sharma (C), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Sanju Samson (WK), Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar

India vs Afghanistan 1st T20I: Probable Playing 11 of Afghanistan

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Qais Ahmad, Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi

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