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ICC Men's T20 World Cup - Afghanistan - India

Prediction :

India wins the match

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Afghanistan - India Predictions & Betting tips - ICC Men's T20 World Cup

 by Devesh Jaganath |

Afghanistan will face the formidable India in their first Super Eight matchup of the 2024 T20 World Cup.

This match will see the tournament favourites face off against the dark horse this Sunday at the Kensington Oval. India are the number-one-ranked T20 side in the world, while Afghanistan are ranked 10th. 

The Men in Blue have never lost to the Blue Tigers in the shortest format, but can they keep their unbeaten streak intact?

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Afghanistan - India Squad Analysis

While we are yet to see the star-studded Indian top-order hit full stride in this tournament, Rishabh Pant has arguably been the pick of the batsman for the Men in Blue. 

The wicket-keeper batsman is averaging 42 and a strike rate of 124.67. He is also coming off an excellent Indian Premier League campaign, where he was the top-scorer for the Delhi Capitals. 

Arshdeep Singh took 19 wickets in the IPL and notched a career-best 4/9 in the last match against the US. Axar Patel is one to watch as India’s primary spin option. 

To illustrate just how good Afghanistan have been in this tournament, we can look at the top individual performers in the tournament. 

The top run-scorer to date is Rahmanullah Gurbaz with 167 runs in four innings. Ibrahim Zadran is fourth on the list with 152 runs and has struck the most fours of any player in the competition (17). 

The top wicket-taker rank also belongs to Afghanistan, with Fazahal Farooqi holding the out-and-out lead on 12 wickets. Tanzim Hasan Sakib rounds out the top five, currently on nine wickets in four matches.

Afghanistan - India Form Analysis

While this competition has already delivered a few surprises, India have gone about their business as usual. 

They came through the group stages undefeated, with a record of four wins and one draw, resulting from a washed-out match against Canada. India finished two points ahead of the US with a net run rate of +1.137. 

The Men in Blue beat Ireland by eight wickets, Pakistan by six runs and the United States by seven wickets before their no-result outcome in the final group-stage match. With that, they are now on a nine-match winning streak in T20Is dating back to mid-December. 

India have beaten Afghanistan in all three of their previous T20 World Cup matchups. 

However, Afghanistan have already proven that they cannot be overlooked in this competition. 

Barring a final-match defeat to the West Indies, they were sensational in the group stage, winning each of their first three games. While victories over Uganda and Papua New Guinea were expected, they managed to pull off an impressive victory over New Zealand. That win ultimately knocked the Black Caps out of the competition. 

The defeat to the West Indies last week is the only one the Blue Tigers have conceded in their last eight T20Is, dating back to March this year. 

However, Afghanistan have lost seven of their eight previous T20 encounters with India in all competitions, while one match ended in a draw. 

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Afghanistan - India - ICC Men's T20 World Cup prediction key points

  1. India are unbeaten in their last nine T20 internationals
  2. India have never lost a T20I to Afghanistan
  3. India have won all three previous T20 World Cup matches against this opponent
  4. India are the number-one-ranked T20 side in the world
  5. Afghanistan lost their last group-stage match to the West Indies
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Our Afghanistan - India - ICC Men's T20 World Cup prediction

While there is no denying that Afghanistan have been one of the most improved sides in this competition, they showed signs of vulnerability against the West Indies last time out. 

Additionally, history shows that India are the dominant side in this contest, having never lost to the Blue Tigers in a T20 international. 

We expect Afghanistan to put on another good showing here, but feel they will be no match for the Men in Blue. Our Afghanistan vs India prediction: India wins!

Prediction :

India wins the match

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Rishabh Pant Over 20.5

Rishabh Pant is India’s top-scorer in the tournament and scored 446 runs in 13 innings for the Delhi Capitals in the IPL this year. 

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Frequently asked questions

The 2024 T20 World Cup match between Afghanistan and India will take place on June 20 at 15:30 GMT. 

The 2024 T20 World Cup match between Afghanistan and India will be played at the Kensington Oval in Barbados. 

The 2024 T20 World Cup match between Afghanistan and India will be televised live on Star Sports.

In eight previous T20 matchups, India have won 7 and 1 match ended in a draw. There have been three previous T20 World Cup matches between these sides and India have won all of them

All tips are fully researched and given in good faith, but profits cannot be guaranteed.

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