India and Afghanistan are clashing today, 11th October, in the ninth match of the ODI World Cup 2023, located at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium (formerly the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium). The day-night fixture will commence at 14:00 (2 pm).
In the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023, both teams will be participating in their second match. India came off victorious against Australia, winning by six wickets with 52 balls to spare on 8th October 2023 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Having won two and tied one of their three previous ODIs against Afghanistan, India enters the game with a statistical upper hand.
In contrast, Afghanistan’s opening match against Bangladesh on 7th October in Dharamsala didn’t favour them, as they fell to a 6-wicket defeat. India initiated their World Cup journey with a triumph over Australia, securing a win by 6 wickets in Chennai.
India’s likely playing XI includes:
(1) Rohit Sharma (captain), (2) Ishan Kishan, (3) Virat Kohli, (4) Shreyas Iyer/Suryakumar Yadav, (5) KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), (6) Hardik Pandya, (7) Ravindra Jadeja, (8) R Ashwin, (9) Kuldeep Yadav, (10) Jasprit Bumrah, and (11) Mohammed Siraj.
Afghanistan’s potential playing XI comprises:
(1) Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wicketkeeper), (2) Ibrahim Zadran, (3) Rahmat Shah, (4) Hashmatullah Shahidi (captain), (5) Mohammad Nabi, (6) Najibullah Zadran, (7) Azmatullah Omarzai, (8) Rashid Khan, (9) Naveen-ul-Haq, (10) Mujeeb Ur Rahman, and (11) Fazalhaq Farooqi.
Weather Forecast for the Match:
Delhi is anticipated to experience dry and sunny weather, with minimal humidity. AccuWeather predicts no rain or thunderstorms, with temperatures likely to fluctuate between 36 and 23 degrees Celsius. Wind is expected to travel west-north-west at approximately 9 km/hr during the day, with potential wind gusts up to 25 km/hr and 15 km/hr at night. No cloud cover is anticipated.
How to Watch the India vs Afghanistan Match:
The India vs Afghanistan match will be broadcast live on Star Sports channels in India. Alternatively, Indian fans can stream the match live on the Disney+Hotstar app and website at no additional charge. Additionally, Meta has teamed up with the ICC to provide coverage of the World Cup 2023 across its platforms, including Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Threads. Remember, the match kicks off at 2 pm.