Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to bat first, Team India came out with big changes

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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New Delhi. In the first match of ICC T20 World Cup Super 8, the Indian team is facing Afghanistan. Team India captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first. India has come in this match against Afghanistan with a big change. For the first time in the tournament, Kuldeep Yadav has got a place in the playing eleven. Fast bowler Mohammad Siraj has been left out.

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In the first match of the Super 8 of the ICC T20 World Cup, the Indian team will play cautiously against Afghanistan. In the recent T20 series, the Afghanistan team came close to defeating India, but lost in the Super Over. The Afghan players have reached here by defeating a strong team like New Zealand in the league match. After the group stage, India is in the first group out of two groups of 4 teams each. This group also includes teams from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Australia.

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A total of 8 matches have been played between India and Afghanistan in T20 so far. The Indian team has won 7 while one match was inconclusive. Talking about the T20 World Cup, both the teams have clashed here 3 times so far. Team India has won every time.

Probable Indian Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (captain), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dubey, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah.

Probable playing XI of Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Azmatullah Umarzai, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan (c), Noor Ahmed, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi.

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