Probable playing 11 of IND vs AFG 1st T20I

Probable Playing 11 IND vs AFG 1st T20I

Probable playing 11 of IND vs AFG 1st T20I: Rohit Sharma-led India is scheduled to play in the first T20I match of Afghanistan’s tour of India 2024 against Ibrahim Zadran-led Afghanistan.

Probable playing 11 of IND vs AFG 1st T20I

Probable playing 11 of IND vs AFG 1st T20I: India has played 5 T20I matches against Afghanistan out of which India won four matches.

Their recent clash in the T20 format ended with no result at the Men’s Asian Games on October 07 2023 at Pingfeng Campus Cricket.

India is set to feature Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli’s comeback in T20Is. But Virat Kohli will not be available for the first T20I against Afghanistan in Mohali due to personal reasons.

Rahul Dravid has made his speech at the pre-match conference saying, “As of now, we will be certainly opening with Rohit and Jaiswal. But when you have a squad, you have to have that flexibility to do whatever is required if that is in the best interest of the team and gives us the best chance to succeed.”

“So nothing is closed. But certainly, we’re really happy with what Jaiswal has done as an opener for us, and he gives us a left-right combination as well at the top.”

On the other hand, Afghanistan’s key player Rashid Khan will be ruled out of the entire series.

The Afghanistan head coach Ibrahim Zadran has spoken about the absence of Rashid Khan saying, “Without Rashid, we will struggle as his experience is invaluable, but even in his absence, we have got quality spinners in Mujeeb [Ur Rahman], [Mohammad] Nabi, Noor [Ahmad] and Qais [Ahmad] All of them have played a lot of cricket, and we have trust in them.” 

India Probable 11

Rohit Sharma (C), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Sanju Samson (wk), Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Yadav/Ravi Bishnoi, Mukesh Kumar

Afghanistan Probable 11

Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran (C), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Qais Ahmad, Noor Ahmad/Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

IND vs AFG 1st T20I squad

India Squad

Player Role
Rohit Sharma Batter
Sanju Samson (WK) WK-Batter
Yashasvi Jaiswal Batter
Shubman Gill Batter
Tilak Varma Batter
Rinku Singh Batter
Axar Patel Bowling All-rounder
Arshdeep Singh Bowler
Avesh Khan Bowler
Kuldeep Yadav Bowler
Mukesh Kumar Bowler
Jitesh Sharma WK-Batter
Washington Sundar Batting All-rounder
Shivam Dube Bowling All-rounder
Ravi Bishnoi Bowler

Afghanistan squad

Player  Role
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK) WK-Batter
Ibrahim Zadran Batter
Hazratullah Zazai Batter
Najibul Zadran Batter
Mohammad Nabi Bowling Allrounder
Azmatullah Omarzai Bowling Allrounder
Mujeeb Ur Rahman Bowler
Sharafuddin Ashraf Bowling Allrounder
Qais Ahmad Bowler
Naveen-ul-Haq Bowler
Fazalhaq Farooqi Bowler
Noor Ahmad Bowler
Mohammad Saleem Safi Bowler
Karim Janar Bowling Allrounder
Ikram Alikhil WK-Batter
Fareed Ahmad Malik Bowler
Rahmat Shah Batter
Gulbadin Naib  Bowling Allrounder