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IND vs AFG Weather Forecast, Barbados Rain Prediction, and Kensington Oval Pitch Report | India vs Afghanistan Super 8 T20 World Cup 2024

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IND vs AFG: India are all set to commense their ride of SUPER Eights and will take on their Asian rivals Afghainstan on 20 June in the 43rd match of ICC T20 World Cup 2024. This will be the first outing of India in the SUPER 8s and first match outside USA. There will be change in weather, change in ground and pitch conditions and here we are with the IND vs AFG Weather Forecast, Barbados Rain Prediction, and Kensington Oval Pitch Report.

India, along with Afghanistan, Australia, and Bangladesh make Group 1 of the T20 World Cup 2024. This IND vs AFG will be the first match of Group 1 and India are set to fight Bangladesh and Australia on 22nd and 24th of this month. The road for India is pretty clear in SUPER 8s: Win any two games with good margins and you are through!

With Team India, holding the rank 1 in the ICC T20 Team Rankings, should have and edge on field. They should get over Afghanistan and Bangladesh, and they should rule out Australia as well, as they are ranked above all. But, the twist is here!

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Australia is now known for upsetting India in high-stakes games. Bangladesh has frequently defeated India in the shortest format. Afghanistan has a reputation for being giant killers, having defeated New Zealand in the first round, a team renowned for consistently strong performances in ICC competitions.

Afghanistan boasts a keen understanding of the conditions, having played all their matches in the Caribbean. In contrast, India will make their debut in the West Indies tomorrow in the 2024 T20 event. Additionally, many of Afghanistan’s players have sharpened their skills in the IPL, gaining invaluable insights into India’s batting and bowling while mastering the pressure of T20 cricket.

However, India’s No. 1 ranking is well-deserved and a testament to their formidable prowess. They boast an all-round team ready to tackle any opponent under any conditions. Such is their depth that they can afford to leave out a batsman of Yashasvi Jaiswal’s caliber, who sits at No. 7 in the ICC rankings, led by the phenomenal Suryakumar Yadav. The Indian team is in top form and brimming with confidence, eager to kick off their Super 8s campaign on a high note.

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The contest is going to be intresting and if the weather and playing conditions comes out to be supportive. Below are the IND vs AFG Weather Forecast, Barbados Rain Prediction, and Kensington Oval Pitch Report:

IND vs AFG Match Details

SeriesICC T20 World Cup 2024

Match: India vs Afghanistan, 42nd Match

Day/Date: Thur/20th June 2024

Time: 08:00 PM IST (10:30 AM local)

Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

IND vs AFG Weather Forecast

IND vs AFG Weather Forecast, Barbados Rain Prediction, and Kensington Oval Pitch Report | India vs Afghanistan Super 8 T20 World Cup 2024
IND vs AFG Weather Forecast, Barbados (Weather.com)

It is just start of the summer season in the Carebbean Islands and the weather is mostly cloudy in this time of the year. Hence, Barbados is forecasted to have a slightly overcast day with temperatures just over 30°C throughout the day. The high humidity will result in sweltering heat that will test the players.

IND vs AFG Rain Prediction

Weather.com predicts an overcast and humid day for the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 match between India and Afghanistan. There are quite low chances of rain in the Bridgetown city but there are high chances of stroms during the game time. Winds of over 28KMPH are expected to gust to East during the match hours.

Kensington Oval, Barbados Pitch Report

According to reports from the ground, there is uncertainty about how the brownish Barbados surface will perform. Traditionally, the Kensington Oval pitch in Barbados has favored pacers, but it is now anticipated to assist spinners. Suryakumar Yadav, the world’s top T20I batter, has noted that the Barbados pitch appears somewhat different this time. Since it’s a day game in local time, spinners might gain additional advantage. Groundsmen are working hard to create a flat, high-scoring surface.

READ: T20 World Cup 2024 Super 8 Points Table Updated after RSA vs USA | South Africa beat United States by 18 Runs

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