ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Match 9: India vs Afghanistan Live Telecast
India and Afghanistan are scheduled to play against each other in the 9th match of the ongoing ODI Cricket World Cup on Wednesday. The game will take place at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
India vs Afghanistan Match Preview
India started the tournament on a positive note by defeating Australia in a low-scoring match, maintaining their good form leading up to the event.
The Indians chose to bowl first and their bowling effort was excellent. They managed to dismiss Australia for a below-average score of 199 runs in the first innings. Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj bowled very well, maintaining a consistent line and length to put pressure on the opponents from the start. The spinners also took wickets at regular intervals, preventing the batsmen from getting comfortable.
India experienced an unusual occurrence of their top-order batsmen failing, as they began their pursuit of a relatively low target of 200. Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, and Shreyas Iyer all got out without scoring any runs. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul played exceptionally well to stabilize the innings and guide India to victory.
Afghanistan’s struggles in the World Cup persist as they were outplayed by Bangladesh in their first match.
Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmanullah Gurbaz provided a solid start for the team with their batting. Rahmanullah Gurbaz emerged as the highest scorer for the team. As anticipated, Afghanistan faced a weakness in their middle-order batting, resulting in a decline from 111 for 2 to being all-out at 156.
Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, and Rahmat Shah have shown inconsistency in their recent performances. To compete against a strong team like India, Afghanistan will require a significant improvement from them. The batters might perform better in Delhi due to a flat pitch and a small outfield. However, defeating the Indians will require exceptional effort.
PTV Sports Live India vs Afghanistan
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Match 9 between India and Afghanistan will take place at Arun Jaitley Stadium at 1:30 PM. The live streaming will be available on the Tamasha App and ARY Zap.
In India and its subcontinent, Star Sports Network will provide live coverage of the IND vs AFG ODI World Cup match; the live streaming can be accessible on Disney+ Hotstar.
Match: India vs Afghanistan
Tournament: ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
Date: October 11, 2023
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium
Time: 1:30 PM PST, 1:00 PM IST, 08:30 GMT
Live Streaming: LINK
Head-to-Head ODI Record
Both teams have played three One Day Internationals (ODIs) against each other so far. India has won two of the matches, while one match ended in a tie.
The Arun Jaitley Stadium has a great pitch for batting. In the last match played at this venue, a total of 754 runs were scored, making it the highest-scoring World Cup game. The pitch is dry and has minimal bounce. The bowlers won’t have much advantage, so they’ll have to be very focused on maintaining a consistent line and length.
India squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Axar Patel, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav
Afghanistan squad: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Naveen ul Haq