India and Afghanistan will face off in match 9 of the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup on October 11, 2023 at 2:00 PM (IST) at the Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium in New Delhi. let us now look at IND vs AFG match preview, pitch report, probable playing xi, head to head record and match prediction.
IND vs AFG Match Preview
India started their World Cup campaign with a bang, defeating Australia by 6 wickets in their opening match. KL Rahul and Virat Kohli played stellar innings, scoring 97 and 85 runs respectively, while Ravindra Jadeja chipped in with 3 wickets. This victory has given India a lot of confidence ahead of their next match against Afghanistan.
Afghanistan, on the other hand, started their World Cup campaign on a disappointing note, losing to Bangladesh by 6 wickets. They are a top-heavy batting lineup, with a lot of reliance on their openers and number three batsman. However, their middle order has been a cause for concern in recent matches, and they will need to improve their performance if they want to beat India.
- Match: India vs Afghanistan (World Cup 2023 Match No.9)
- Venue: Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium, New Delhi
- Date & Time: 11th October, 2023 @ 2:00 PM IST
IND vs AFG Pitch Report
The surface at Arun Jaitley Stadium is known for its batting-friendly wickets. The field is relatively small, with shorter boundaries, making it easier for batters to score runs. However, bowlers need to be very precise in their bowling, as any loose deliveries can be punished. The average first innings score in ODIs at the Arun Jaitley Stadium is 240 runs. The team winning the toss will opt to bowl first at this venue as it gets better to bat on under lights.
IND vs AFG Probable Playing XI
India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Afghanistan Playing XI: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi
IND vs AFG Head to Head Record
India and Afghanistan have met only three times in ODI cricket, with India winning two matches and one match ending in a tie. Afghanistan are yet to register their first ODI win against India. The most recent encounter between the two teams was in the 2019 ODI World Cup, where India won by 11 runs.
- Total Matches Played: 03
- India Won: 02
- Afghanistan Won: 00 matches
- Tied: 01 match
IND vs AFG Match Prediction
The odds in favour of India to win the match are 1.11 (Parimatch), while in favour of Afghanistan to win the match are 6.60 (Parimatch). India has won 13 out of the 21 matches played at Arun Jaitley stadium and in the last five ODI matches played at Delhi, India won four and lost one. Our final prediction based on the recent form is India to win the match against Afghanistan.
- India’s Chance of Winning: 86%
- Afghanistan’s Chance of Winning: 14%