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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - ICC Cricket World Cup - India v Afghanistan

India players celebrate after the match
India players celebrate after the match
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The 28th match of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup will be played between India and Afghanistan at The Rose Bowl in Southampton.

India registered an 89-run win against Pakistan in their previous match, while Afghanistan suffered a comprehensive 150-run defeat against England in their last game, managing only 247 while chasing a mammoth target of 398.

Afghanistan's past performances have not been good either and they have bundled out for 207, 152, 172 and 125 on previous occasions, not managing to last their full quota of 50 overs.

Interestingly, the last match that India and Afghanistan played was a quite close affair, in fact, it was as close it as it can get. It was in the 2018 Asia Cup when the two teams tied their group match.

The first of the two matches that was played between the two teams was at the 2014 edition of the Asia Cup when India comfortably won the match by eight wickets.

In the last five matches that have been played by Afghanistan, they have lost all of them, while India have won three and lost one.

Afghanistan are at the bottom of the points table with five losses from five matches. They also have the worst net run rate of the lot at -2.089. Even if they manage to win all of their remaining four group matches, which is highly improbable, they won't be able to qualify further.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

India- KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni (wk), Rishabh Pant/Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammad Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

Afghanistan- Hazratullah Zazai, Gulbadin Naib (c), Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – India

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Najibullah Zadran (Afghanistan), Rohit Sharma (India)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan), Mohammad Shami (India)

Most boundaries – Najibullah Zadran (Afghanistan), Rohit Sharma (India)

Team Scores Batting First – Afghanistan 230+, India 340+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.

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