India who were considered as favourites before the start of the tournament have found themselves in a very tough position and they will be facing Afghanistan in a must win situation. Afghanistan have won 2 matches in this T20 World Cup against Scotland and Namibia while India have lost both their games to Pakistan and New Zealand in a very embarrassing manner. India have lot of questions to be answered for their fans and critics after two back-to-back defeats in an unexpected way while Afghanistan will try to rely on their spin bowling attack to win this game.
Let us have a look at some of the numbers and stats before start of India vs Afghanistan game:
1 – Rashid Khan needs 1 more wicket to complete picking 400 wickets in T20 cricket.
2 – India and Afghanistan have met each other in T20Is during two occasions (2010 and 2012 T20 WC) and both times India ended up being the successful side.
3 – Jasprit Bumrah needs 3 more wickets to surpass Yuzvendra Chahal and become the highest wicket-taker for India in T20Is.
3 – Rashid Khan has a very good record against KL Rahul. Rashid Khan has dismissed KL Rahul thrice in the five T20 innings that they have played against each other.
KL Rahul vs Rashid Khan in T20s:
Note:- Ishan Kishan has smashed 64 runs against Rashid Khan at a strike rate of 125.49 without getting dismissed in the 7 T20I innings.
27 – Hazratullah Zazai needs 27 more runs to complete 2000 runs in T20 cricket.
30 – If Virat Kohli wins this match, then he will win his 30th T20I match as captain overall.
Most wins as captain in T20Is:
Eoin Morgan – 43
MS Dhoni / Asghar Afghan – 42
Virat Kohli – 29
Sarfaraz Ahmed – 29
Daren Sammy – 28