India vs Afghanistan Highlights – June 22nd, 2019 – Cricket World Cup
Virat Kohli: “Looks like a good, hard wicket,”. “One forced change, Shami in for Bhuvi. The rest is the same. Vijay Shankar brings a lot of balance, in the field he’s as good as anyone in the world. There’s a reason why he’s in our squad. Whether we are playing a team that’s strong or the team that’s coming through the ranks, our mindset is the same. We don’t take Afghanistan lightly, they are a dangerous side when they are on the groove. Focus is within our group on what we want to do as a side.”
Gulbadin Naib: “Good pitch so wanted to bat myself too. But it’s a long day. Hazratullah and Aftab are in, Noor Ali Zadran and Dawlat Zadran are not playing. It was good we batted all 50 overs the other day.”
Watch Afg v Ind cricket highlights videos today – 28th match, ICC Cricket World Cup from The Rose Bowl, Southampton (England) Saturday, 22-6-2019.
India v Afghanistan Icc Cricket World Cup 2019 Highlights
A straight hit is around 79-80 meters at Southampton. Third-man and fine-leg are short, so are the square boundaries. Teams will look to protect the shorter boundaries today, forcing the batsman to play straighter. “A beauty,” says Ramiz Raza looking at the pitch. “Brown tinge, good for batting. Will spin, although the pitch won’t powder. See off the first 5 overs and then bat. Look out for the straight hits!”
India won the toss and elected to bat first.
KL Rahul, RG Sharma, V Kohli*, V Shankar, MS Dhoni†, HH Pandya, KM Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, YS Chahal, JJ Bumrah.
Hazratullah Zazai, Gulbadin Naib*, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Alikhil†, Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Match Timings: 10.30 start, First Session 10.30-14.00 Interval 14.00-14.30, Second Session 14.30-18.00
Umpires – Aleem Dar, Richard Illingworth
TV Umpires – Richard Kettleborough
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – Michael Gough
Match number – ODI no. 4169