The India (IND) are ready to be at odds with Afghanistan (AFG) in the 2nd T20I match of Afghanistan Tour of India at the beautiful Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore.
The last T20I match between these two teams was dominated by India as they won the match 6 wickets.
Afghanistan smashed 158 runs of 5 wickets in the 1st innings, which was chased by India in 17.3 overs.
India will be looking forward to continue similar dominance in the 2nd T20I match too, while Afghanistan will try to make a strong comeback.
IND vs AFG Match Details
- Match – IND vs AFG, 2nd T20I Match
- Format – 20 overs
- Venue – Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
- Date & Time – January 14, 2023 & 7:00 PM
IND vs AFG Pitch and Weather Conditions
The pitch at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore is pretty good for batters as well as pacers. Batting is relatively easier in the 1st innings. The temperature is expected to be sunny with no chances of rain. Temperature is expected to be around 20° Celsius.
IND vs AFG Head-to-Head Records
In the last five matches played between these two teams, India have won four matches while one match was abandoned due to rain.
IND vs AFG Toss Prediction
India are expected to win the toss in IND vs AFG’s 2nd T20I match.
IND vs AFG Predicted Playing XI
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shivam Dubey, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Rinku Singh, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar
Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Rahmat Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
IND vs AFG Probable Best Performers
Top Batter: Virat Kohli (IND)
Virat Kohli is a kind of batter who can play both defensively and aggressively. He has shown his class even in high-pressure situations.
He missed the 1st match due to personal reasons but is back with the team for the 2nd match.
He can also play an aggressive role while chasing, making him a perfect fit for today’s match.
Top Bowler: Arshdeep Singh (IND)
Arshdeep Singh has impressed everyone with his superb bowling skills in international cricket recently.
He is a perfect powerplay bowler and also bowls very economically in the death overs too.
He didn’t find any wicket in the 1st T20I but bowled brilliantly. He also bowled a maiden over in the last match.
Top All-Rounder: Azmatullah Omarzai (AFG)
With so many good all-rounder options in today’s match, choosing one is always difficult. But if one has to be chosen, then Azmatullah Omarzai is no doubt the best option.
He is the most important pick from the Afghanistan team and if Afghanistan wants to win the match then his performance is necessary.
He will bat in the top order and will complete his quota of 4 overs for sure. In the last match, he smashed 29 runs and took 1 wicket.
IND vs AFG Best Betting Odds Comparison
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IND vs AFG Who will win?
India are expected to win the 2nd T20I match since they have a better head-to-head record and current form. They are likely to crush Afghanistan just like they did in the 1st T20I match.