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India vs Afghanistan 2024 (1st T20I) – Probable XI And Fantasy XI
By CricShots - Jan 11, 2024 11:53 am
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Afghanistan is set to engage in a riveting 3-match T20I series against India, commencing on January 11. The series opener unfolds in Mohali, followed by matches in Indore and Bengaluru. Spearheading the Indian squad is Rohit Sharma, while Ibrahim Zadran assumes leadership for the Afghani side.

India Afghanistan
India vs Afghanistan

Key players from Afghanistan include Mohammad Nabi, and Rahmanullah Gurbaz, while Shubman Gill, and Kuldeep Yadav stand out for India. Mohali’s playing surface is anticipated to provide a balanced track, offering support to both batsmen and bowlers. Pacers are poised to find early assistance, with spinners also expected to play a significant role throughout the matches.

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A notable factor is the prevalent winter dew, especially in the northern region, serving as a decisive element for the toss-winning captain. Despite Mohali’s historically batting-friendly conditions, the large square boundaries could present an interesting challenge for the players. The series promises exciting cricket action against the backdrop of climatic and pitch dynamics.

India

Team India
Team India

Rohit Sharma is poised to open alongside Yashasvi Jaiswal, while Shubman Gill steps in at No.3 in the absence of Virat Kohli for the Mohali encounter. Sanju Samson, showcasing his century prowess in South Africa, is a strong contender for the wicketkeeping duties.

Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (C), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Sanju Samson (wk), Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Yadav/Ravi Bishnoi, Mukesh Kumar

Afghanistan

Afghanistan
Afghanistan team

The absence of Rashid Khan presents a challenge to the team’s balance, but the potential inclusion of Mujeeb, following his recent ACB clearance, suggests a likely return to the playing XI, leveraging his IPL experience. Noor Ahmad also emerges as a plausible option for selection in this pivotal India series. The team dynamics promise an intriguing blend of experience and emerging talent.

Probable XI: Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran (C), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Qais Ahmad, Noor Ahmad/Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Fantasy XI Suggestion 1: 

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli (vc), Shubman Gill, Ibrahim Zadran, Rinku Singh, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi

Fantasy XI Suggestion 2: 

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Sanju Samson, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Shubman Gill (vc), Ibrahim Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi