Afghanistan’s Asia Cup hopes are over as they lost to Bangladesh by three runs in a thrilling ‘Super Four’ encounter on Sunday. They were almost on the verge of winning the game but couldn’t touch the victory ropes in the end. The battle between India and Afghanistan on Tuesday would be a mere formality but Asghar and Co. would like to finish things on a higher note. Here’s the prediction:
Openers back in touch – Both Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma have been outstanding in the Asia Cup 2018 so far. With India already in final, both of them would like to keep going well with their willow against Afghanistan. The problem of facing the left-arm pacers has been eradicated from their list now as they were quite comfortable against the top-class bowling attack of Pakistan on Sunday.
Wrist spinners getting wickets – Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are the backbone of India’s limited-overs line-up. Fans were surprised when they went wicket-less in one of the games in the past but the match against Pakistan was a fruitful one for both of them. They picked up 2 wickets each.
No issues with bowling – Afghanistan’s major strength is their bowling that includes Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman. The trio always works for their side and keep things in their favour till the batting part. They have a couple of good medium pacers who support the prime bowling attack.
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Unable to finish things – Afghanistan are by far the most unluckiest side in this Asia Cup. They played some great cricket but lost the game in the end against Pakistan and Bangladesh. Their batting is improving but the boys are unable to take things across the winning rope. One or two of them have to take the responsibility to finish things.
Cricwizz Prediction: India are favourites to win this game but Afghanistan can’t be ignored as well. They are a better side these days and can give a tough challenge to the Indians.
Who will win this match?
- Afghanistan (62%, 37 Votes)
- India (38%, 23 Votes)
Total Voters: 60