India vs Afghanistan Super 4 – 5th Match Asia Cup: Who Will Win?

Behold the prediction analysis between India and Afghanistan. This article, India vs. Afghanistan Match Predictions & Betting Tips, contains Predictions & Betting Tips, team line-ups, and match predictions for the match between both teams. In addition, learn the match’s pitch report, weather report, and availability updates. The prediction for this match will be at the end of this article. India vs. Afghanistan will be played in Dubai International Cricket Stadium, UAE. The time and date for this match are Thursday, 8th September 2022, at 18:00 local time (19:00 PKT).

India vs Afghanistan Asia Cup – Background

In the two T20s, both teams played against each other, and India won one match while Afghanistan won one match. This time India has its morale down while competing against Afghanistan due to its recent losses against Pakistan and India. Afghanistan is also coming from two tough matches and it will be detrimental for both teams. 

India vs Afghanistan – Weather Report

The weather conditions in Dubai are hard. The intensity of humidity over there is more compared to all other cricketing nations. Plus the weather is expected to be between 32 to 42 degrees Celsius. This does not support much of a swing for the pacers however some of it can be witnessed in the early overs.

India vs Afghanistan – Pitch Report

The pitch in Dubai is tough. The weather in Dubai is tough as well. Players are having trouble maintaining their form. The pitches are more for the bowlers than the batsmen. Batsmen find it hard to slam their foot down on this pitch. A clean pitch with no grass. 

India vs Afghanistan Match Predictions & Betting Tips – Super 4, 5th Match Asia Cup – Probable Playing 11 for India vs Afghanistan

Afghanistan Probable Playing XI:

  1. Hazratullah Zazai
  2. Rahmanullah Gurbaz
  3. Ibrahim Zadran
  4. Najibullah Zadran
  5. Mohammad Nabi (C)
  6. Rashid Khan
  7. Karim Jannat
  8. Samiullah Shinwari
  9. Naveen Ul Haq
  10. Mujeeb Ur Rehman
  11. FazalHaq Farooqi

India Probable Playing XI:

  1. KL Rahul
  2. Rohit Sharma (C)
  3. Virat Kohli
  4. Suryakumar Yadav
  5. Rishabh Pant
  6. Hardik Pandya
  7. Deepak Hooda
  8. Bhuveshnar Kumar
  9. Ravi Bishnoi
  10. Arshdeep Singh
  11. Yuzvendra Chahal

India

Batting:

KL Rahul and Sharma haven’t been able to perform that well in the Asia cup, more was expected from them than a score of around 30. The responsibility falls more on Kohli and Suryakumar who have delivered well. Kohli has found his form back which is beneficial for India in putting up a higher total. As far as the power-hitting is concerned, Pandya and Hooda are given the duty for it however they too haven’t been able to stay consistent. The Indian openers and the middle order needs to stay on the pitch longer and put up a score of around 170+ if they need to win against Afghanistan. 

Bowling:

The bowling line-up has been performing average. India lost their spinner Jadeja who was replaced by Ravi Bishnoi, Bishnoi had a good debut taking an important wicket with an economy of 6.50. Bhuveshnar Kumar, Pandya, and Singh are the chosen pace attack who will need to grab early wickets. Chahal is an experienced spinner who has the capability of troubling the opponent’s batsmen.

Afghanistan

Batting:

The significant batsmen in the Afghanistan line-up are Gurbaz, Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, and Najibullah Zadran. India would need to tackle these four batsmen early on in order to stop the flow of runs. Janat, Nabi, and Rashid are the power hitters for Afghanistan. Afghanistan has been able to cross the 170 mark thus the same will be needed against India. 

Bowling:

When it comes to Afghanistan, their spinners are the ones to be taken care of. Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rehman are their keys to dismantling the opponents though the real form of Rashid Khan hasn’t been seen in the tournament yet. Farooqi gave a good performance in their last match taking Babar Azam’s wicket on the first ball. Naveen Ul Haq is Afghanistan’s go-to pacer who takes an average of 2 wickets. Indian batsmen are likely to hit the pacers whereas the spinners might be difficult to play for them. 

India vs Afghanistan Match Predictions & Betting Tips Super 4, 5th Match Asia Cup – Winner Prediction

India seems to be able to win the thriller against Afghanistan. However, it will be a close match as both the teams are giving somewhat the same performance. Even though India has been knocked out of the Asia cup, they will be eager for one win.

Last Updated on September 7, 2022

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