ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, live streaming: India vs Afghanistan - Where to watch

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, live streaming: India vs Afghanistan - Where to watch

India are set to play Afghanistan in their first game of the Super Eight stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 on June 20 at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.

The Indian cricket team comes into this match unbeaten. They began their campaign by defeating Ireland by eight wickets, defended a modest total of 119 against Pakistan to win by six runs, and convincingly beat the USA by seven wickets. Their final group game against Canada was abandoned in Florida due to rain. India appear to be the stronger side, with their middle-order batters Suryakumar Yadav and Shivam Dube finding form at the right time. Yadav scored a crucial fifty, while Dube made 31 to help chase down 111 after India lost key players Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Rishabh Pant early.

India’s bowling has also been impressive throughout the tournament. Arshdeep Singh and Hardik Pandya have each taken seven wickets. Jasprit Bumrah has also been menacing, taking five wickets in three games, while Axar Patel has consistently taken crucial wickets in every match.

However, there are some concerns regarding the form of Virat Kohli. Despite a stellar IPL season where he finished as the highest run-getter, Kohli has struggled in this tournament, failing to score more than 10 runs in any match. Similarly, Rohit Sharma started the tournament with a fifty but has since been dismissed cheaply in subsequent games. These issues with the top order could be a concern for India as they progress in the tournament.

On the other hand, Afghanistan have had a great journey so far. They lost their last group game to the West Indies by a massive 104 runs but won their first three games quite comfortably. They began by defeating Uganda by 125 runs, followed by a victory over New Zealand by 84 runs, and then thumped Papua New Guinea by seven wickets to secure a place in the Super Eight.

Afghanistan's top order has been in good form, with Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran leading the charge. Gurbaz is currently the highest run-getter in the tournament with 167 runs in four games, while Zadran has scored 152 runs. Their bowling attack has been spearheaded by Fazalhaq Farooqi, who has taken 12 wickets in four games, making him the leading wicket-taker in the tournament so far. Rashid Khan has also been effective, taking six wickets in four games

India vs Afghanistan head-to-head.

In terms of head-to-head encounters, India and Afghanistan have played each other eight times in T20Is, with India winning six games. One game ended in a tie, while another was abandoned. Afghanistan are yet to secure a win against India in T20Is. The last time these two sides met in a T20 World Cup game was back in 2021 when India emerged victorious by 66 runs.

Where to watch India vs Afghanistan T20 World Cup 2024 in India?

Live streaming of the India vs Afghanistan ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 match will be on Disney+ Hotstar. The IND vs AFG match will be telecast live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 HD Hindi TV Channels in India.

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