World T20 Cup Match 33 Fantasy Tips: India vs Afghanistan – Key Players, Probable XI and More

Pressure will be on India while the Afghans will continue to play the way have been playing so far and back their strength.

Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 2 November 2021 6:29 pm

Match Details

Date: November 3, 2021

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

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Preview:

India will travel to Abu Dhabi to play their Super 12 match against Afghanistan on Wednesday. While the Men in Blue have lost their opening two matches against Pakistan and New Zealand, Afghanistan at this stage has two wins from their three matches and even has a splendid net run rate which has taken them to the second position in Group 2. India's only chance at semifinal qualification is a big win in their remaining fixtures also hoping for other results to go their way. Pressure will be on India while the Afghans will continue to play the way have been playing so far and back their strength.

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Analysis:

The biggest fantasy tip for this match is to finalise the XI only after the Playing XIs have been confirmed at the toss. In case, Mujeeb ur Rahman is fit, a space should be made for him in the team among some of the other Afghanistan stars like Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mohammad Shahzad who have also been the ambassadors of Afghanistan cricket. Hazratullah Zazai and Najibullah Zadran have been the other players who have been doing well for the team along with Naveen-ul-Haq - the Player of the Match for the previous match.

However, they will be up against India and although the Men in Blue haven't quite fired, the cricketing rationale will still suggest having as many of them on the fantasy side as possible. At some point KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan have to come good given the quality they possess. Rishabh Pant has been the preferred keeper but he comes in the middle order which ideally should not get too many balls to make an impact. Among the bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah is the Indian to take wickets in this tournament.

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Probable Playing XI:

India: Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja/Rahul Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Varun Chakaravarthy/ R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah

Afghanistan: Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Najibullah Zadran, Usman Ghani, Mohammad Nabi (c), Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Hamid Hassan/ Mujeeb Ur Rahman (if fit), Naveen-ul-Haq

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Best 14:

Wicketkeepers: Mohammad Shahzad, Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant

Batters: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Hazratullah Zazai

All-rounders: Mohammad Nabi, Ravindra Jadeja

Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami

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