India to face Afghanistan on the 33rd Match of the T20 World Cup 2021 at 8 pm Bangladeshi time Tonight.
India is on the verge of losing this T20 World Cup, relying on other countries to throw them a lifeline, and as awful as it may sound, they must keep reminding themselves that it is not over. They got the worst of the circumstances due to a couple of poor tosses. Their batters panicked because they knew they needed an additional 20-30 runs to even make a game of it, and their bowlers were hampered by the dew that usually creeps in during the nights in the UAE and completely changes the game.
India must defeat Afghanistan, ideally by a large margin, and then hope that Afghanistan defeats New Zealand, which is highly likely considering the way their bowlers have played in this World Cup. Rashid Khan continues to dominate this format, while Mujeeb Ur Rahman, if he recovers from injury, performs at almost the same level.
Teams chasing have won six of the eight T20 World Cup matches played in Abu Dhabi. On Wednesday, the weather is for bright skies and temperatures in the low 30s degree Celsius.
India Probable XI
1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Ishan Kishan, 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 KL Rahul, 5 Rishabh Pant, 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Shardul Thakur, 9 Mohammed Shami, 10 Varun Chakravarthy, 11 Jasprit Bumrah
Afghanistan Probable XI
1 Hazratullah Zazai, 2 Mohammad Shahzad (wk), 3 Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 4 Hashmatullah Shahidi/Usman Ghani, 5 Mohammad Nabi, 6 Najibullah Zadran, 7 Gulbadin Naib, 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Karim Janat/Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 10 Naveen-ul-Haq, 11 Hamid Hassan