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IND vs AFG: Mohd Siraj OUT, Kuldeep Yadav IN, Team India’s Strongest Playing11 against Afghanistan for T20 World Cup 2024 Super 8

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IND vs AFG: Rohit Sharma-led Team India will lock horns against Rashid Khan-led Afghanistan in match number 43 of the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. The Super 8 fixture between India and Afghanistan will be a part of Group 1 and will be held at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados on June 20th, 2024. Below are the details of Team India’s Strongest Playing11 against Afghanistan.

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IND vs AFG: Mohd Siraj OUT, Kuldeep Yadav IN, Team India's Strongest Playing11 against Afghanistan for T20 World Cup 2024 Super 8
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The Men in Blue have been superb so far in the T20 World Cup 2024. The team under the eyes of Rohit Sharma has blown out three opponents while their last fixture got washed out. India remained atop the Group A points table with 7 points from 4 matches.

They defeated Ireland in their opening fixture and followed it by handing a humiliating defeat to Pakistan in a close contest. The USA became India’s third prey.

Though there wasn’t much to offer for the batters, the bowlers held their nerves to win matches for the team. It is expected to remain the same for the bowlers, who are likely to get decent assistance off the surface in the Caribbean as well, while the batters will have to toil hard to fetch runs.

On the other side, Afghanistan had a similar kind of run so far in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. The only difference was their solitary loss which came in the last group stage fixture against West Indies.

Afghanistan got rid of Uganda, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea before succumbing against the hosts West Indies on June 17. Nevertheless, the Afghans would be pumped up to face Team India in the Super 8 fixture on June 20th. The fixture will begin at 8:00 PM IST/10:30 AM Local.

IND vs AFG: Team India’s Strongest Playing11 against Afghanistan

IND vs AFG: Mohd Siraj OUT, Kuldeep Yadav IN, Team India's Strongest Playing11 against Afghanistan for T20 World Cup 2024 Super 8
Suryakumar Yadav and Shivam Dube | Pic: X (BCCI)

Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid would opt for a largely unchanged playing11 for the game against Afghanistan. As they say, “The winning combination shouldn’t be tempered unless there is a dire need for it.”

The playing11 will feature the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant in the top order. Suryakumar Yadav will be at number 4. The team is likely to keep four all-rounders – Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel.

As for the specialist bowing options, there can be a solitary change. Keeping in mind the slowness on the surface in Barbados, Team India may be tempted to bring in – Kuldeep Yadav or Yuzvendra Chahal.

Spin will play a key role and having someone like Kuldeep Yadav or Yuzvendra Chahal would add more fizz to the team’s bowling lineup. To bring in the spinner, Rohit Sharma will have to work out and bench either Mohammad Siraj or Arshdeep Singh.

The chances of Arshdeep Singh warming the benches are very low due to his brilliant show in the opening four matches, hence it will be Mohammad Siraj who will have to sit out.

Below is Team India’s Strongest Playing11 against Afghanistan:

India’s Strongest Playing11: Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav/Mohammad Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh.

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