India vs Afghanistan Today Match Prediction- 2nd T20I, Who Will Win Today’s T20I Match? 2024

The 2nd India vs Afghanistan T20I will be played in Indore on Sunday, January 14. The Men in Blue won the first T20I by six wickets and are leading the three-match series 1-0. Afghanistan needs to win the second game to level the series. 

India won the match by six wickets on the back of some clinical performances from Indian players. First, the Indian bowlers restricted Afghanistan to a par score of 158/5. All the Afghanistan batters got starts but it was only Mohammad Nabi’s timely cameo that helped the visitors post a decent total. 

For India, Mukesh Kumar and Axar Patel took two wickets each. Shivam Dube on his return picked 1/9 in two overs. He then anchored the Indian chase with an unbeaten 60 to win the game for the hosts. Shubman Gill (23), Tilak Varma (26), Jitesh Sharma (31), and Rinku Singh (16* off 9) all played their part in the chase. 

Rohit Sharma on his return was dismissed for a duck through a terrible misunderstanding between him and Gill. Gill did not respond to his captain’s call and left him stranded leading to his run out.

Afghanistan heading into this game will miss Rashid Khan for the remainder of the series. He was ruled out just before the first T20I in Mohali. Despite the recent lower-back surgery Rashid has been a part of the team but has not recovered completely. This is a big blow to the Afghans for the remainder of the series. 

For India, Virat Kohli will return into the playing XI for the second T20I. Yashasvi Jaiswal missed out in the first T20I with a sore right groin. An update on his participation in the second t20I is also awaited. If he gets fit, Shubman Gill will most probably have to sit out. 

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This is India’s final T20I series ahead of the T20 World Cup to be played in the US and the Caribbean later this year. The selected players with a few senior players rested have a final chance to make an impression. Ishan Kishan was one of the younger players rested with Saju Samson and Jitesh Sharma chosen as specialist wicketkeepers. Samson did not play the first T20I as well. 

Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, and Naveen-Ul-Haq are all part of the Afghanistan squad for the IND vs AFG series. The trio was recently charged by the Afghanistan Cricket Board with their NOCs revoked with immediate effect after they were unwilling to sign their national contracts due to personal benefits. 

Recent Venue Records (Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore)

STATS – T20

Total matches 3

Matches won batting first 2

Matches won bowling first 1

Average 1st Inns scores 209

Average 2nd Inns scores 164

Highest total recorded 260/5 (20 Ov) by IND vs SL

Lowest total recorded 172/10 (17.2 Ov) by SL vs IND

Highest score chased 144/3 (17.3 Ov) by IND vs SL

Lowest score defended 227/3 (20 Ov) by RSA vs IND

Who Will Score Most Runs For Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz / Ibrahim Zadran

Who Will Take Most Wickets For Afghanistan: Mujeeb Ur Rahman / Noor Ahmad

Who Will Score Most Runs For India: Rohit Sharma / Virat Kohli 

Who Will Take Most Wickets For India: Arshdeep Singh / Kuldeep Yadav 

India vs Afghanistan Today Match Prediction- 2nd T20I, Who Will Win Today’s T20I Match? 2024

India are already leading the series 1-0 are and favorite to win the second T20I and complete a series win. Afghanistan is yet to win against India across formats. 

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