India vs. Afghanistan LIVE SCORE, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Updates: KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma walk into the middle, with the first striking. Afghans to open the bowling with spin. Mujeeb Ur Rahman will start the game with the ball. One slip in place.
Preview: Virat Kohli hopes to retain the winning force at the ICC Cricket World Cup when India faces Afghanistan at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. Here is everything you need to know about the game.
India have not proved a defeat so far in the tournament, having won three of their four games with a game, resulting in a failure. They have a total of seven points and are among the top four of the points table. Afghanistan lost all five games of the tournament and defeating India would be a great effort on their part. Off-field issues are also troubling the team.
Former head coach Dawlat Ahmadzai blamed the coaching staff for the disaster that bothered the team's current coach, Phil Simmons.
"I am in the middle of a World Cup and trying to get our team to the level we expect, but at the end of the World Cup I will tell the Afghan people about the role that Mr. Dawlat Ahmadzai had in our preparation, and his part in firing the #AsgharAfghan, "Simmons tweeted.
Meanwhile, Indian Jasprit Bumrah takes his sessions on the net seriously and said he has no plans to lose his intensity during practice even after injuring teammate Vijay Shankar.
"Obviously, we do not want to hurt a scout … It was not the goal, it was a shame he was hit. He's fine, he's fine. But you have to make all your preparations and practice all your deliveries. "Bumrah said.
Full team squads:
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan (wounded), Virat Kohli (c), Vijay Shankar, Dhoni MS (w), Kedar Jadhav, Pandik Hardik, Jadeja Ravindra, Mohammed Shami, Bumrah Jasprit, Kumar Bhuvneshwar, Lokesh Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav Yuzvendra Chahal.
Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afghan Asghar, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib (c), Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ali Zadran, Samiullah Shenwari, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan.
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