In his first press conference in this World Cup, Hashmatullah Shahidi spoke enthusiastically about the potential of his Afghanistan team. Even outside of that, his talent is incredible. there is 23 year old Mohd in Kunar
Who but for the great bill ponsford
, will hold the title of the fastest cricketer to score 1000 first-class runs. However, the point is that these types of records can sometimes indicate a lack of quality opposition. In short, this has been Afghanistan’s problem in the longer formats.
As iconic as their stars are in the T20 circuit, their chances of improving their level in the one-day game are slim. Afghanistan has just played 29 matches
Between the last World Cup and this World Cup. Even if we look at the first ODI match he played, his number reaches only 153. The Indian team that they will face on Wednesday has individual players who have played almost twice as many matches.
Experience is how batsmen learn when to bowl hard and when not to, when to reduce risks, withstand pressure and trust that you can make up for lost ground. Experience is also how bowlers know it is important to hit the same spot on the pitch repeatedly. Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja set an example of this against Australia. No one in the Afghanistan team could do anything special in the match against the close rival.
You need to maintain patience and discipline for a longer period in ODI matches compared to T20. The best place to learn is bilateral cricket. But Afghanistan doesn’t really have that. What they do have – what they have managed since 2012 – is consecutive World Cup appearances. It has become the only meaningful way to test yourself. India is the ideal that Afghanistan is striving for and tomorrow they will see how far they have come and how far they can go.
India WLWWW (last five completed ODIs, most recent first)
In the spotlight – Rohit Sharma and Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Any team in the world would love this Rohit Sharma
At the top of their batting order. But he himself doesn’t seem at all satisfied with where he is. It is ingrained in his mind that he can be more. Over the last two years in ODIs, he has been performing even better with the run-a-ball: 114 runs at an average of 41 in eight innings in 2022 and 109 runs at an average of 47 in 16 innings in 2023. The extra aggression he is showing has probably had an impact on his centuries column – he only has two in the last three years – but it seems to have other benefits too. The only team capable of scoring faster than India (95.65
) between the last World Cup and this World Cup is England (98.19).
The conditions under which the game will be played will be enjoyed. Delhi has given the freedom to hit across the line of the ball and there is no one who can do it better than him. Afghanistan have an agenda-setting batsman in the top order for whom the entire field is available for plunder. It was not long ago when he was scoring in the IPL, surpassing his own teammates Rashid and Noor Ahmed. 81 runs on just 39 runs
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Both Rohit and his coach Rahul Dravid have been vocal about how important it will be for the team to adapt to different conditions going forward in this World Cup. Chennai was spin friendly so they chose their bowling attack accordingly. Delhi will not be there, so there is every possibility that they will ask R Ashwin to step down in place of Shardul Thakur. Shubman Gill is still recovering from dengue did not travel with the team
India (Probable): 1 Rohit Sharma (captain), 2 Ishan Kishan, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Shreyas Iyer/Suryakumar Yadav, 5 KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Mohammed Siraj
Afghanistan fielded their best team in Dharamshala and their captain said that was why they were defeated he had a bad day
, It is possible that Shahidi may favor the same eleven to perform better against India.
afghanistan (Probable): 1 Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), 2 Ibrahim Zadran, 3 Rahmat Shah, 4 Hashmatullah Shahidi (capt), 5 Mohammad Nabi, 6 Najibullah Zadran, 7 Azmatullah Umarzai, 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Naveen-ul-Haq, 10 Mujeeb Ur Rehman, 11 Fazalhaq Farooqui
pitch and conditions
Feroz Shah Kotla was the venue where World Cup records were broken, with South Africa and Sri Lanka scoring the highest scores of the match and Aiden Markram scoring the fastest century.
“As a team we are ready to do that. It is something we are talking about in our group – whoever suits the circumstances has to come and work for us.”
captain of india Rohit Sharma Says he’s ready to play horses for courses
“We have a good spin-bowling attack, but one department alone can’t win you games. You have to score runs to win games.”
captain of afghanistan Hashmatullah Shahidi He wants a lot from himself and the rest of his batting order