Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: ICC Cricket World Cup, 2023 - India vs Afghanistan - 9th Match - 11 October 2023
The 9th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup will take place between India and Afghanistan on the 11th of October, 2023 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.
India Form Guide:
India are currently placed at the fourth position on points table with 1 win to their credit.
The top run scorer for India in the ICC Cricket World Cup is KL Rahul with 97 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for India in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Ravindra Jadeja with 3 scalps under his belt.
India have beaten Australia comfortably in their previous match by 6 wickets.
Australia batted first on a rank turner. David Warner and Steve Smith played well. They scored 41 and 46 runs respectively. Once these two were dismissed, Australia lost wickets in quick succession and couldn't really pose any competition to India. They were bowled out for 199.
During the chase, India lost 3 wickets for just 2 runs. This is when Virat Kohli and KL Rahul got together and stitched a match-winning partnership of 165 runs. Kohli scored 85 while KL Rahul stayed not out at 97 to take India home in the 42nd over with 6 wickets in hand.
Afghanistan Form Guide:
Afghanistan are currently placed at the 8th position with 1 loss to their credit.
The top run scorer for Afghanistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Rahmanullah Gurbaz with 47 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for Afghanistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Fazalhaq Farooqi with 1 scalp under his belt.
Afghanistan have lost their first match of the competition against Bangladesh by 6 wickets.
Afghanistan batted first and they were bowled out for a small total of 156. Apart from Rahmanullah Gurbaz, who scored 47 runs, no other batter could play according to the situation and threw their wicket away. From a strong position, Afghanistan got out for 156. Afghanistan have only themselves to blame for that.
Bangladesh made the chasing task quite easy. For them, Mehidy Hasan Miraz scored 57 while Najmul Hossain Shanto smashed 59 runs to ensure that Bangladesh got over the line without any hassles. They chased it down in the 35th over with 6 wickets in hand.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Afghanistan squad: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Naveen ul Haq
India squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Afghanistan
Who will win?- India
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan), Rohit Sharma (India)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Mujeeb ur Rahman (Afghanistan), Jasprit Bumrah (India)
Most Sixes – Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan), Jasprit Bumrah (India)
Player of the Match- Rohit Sharma (India)
Team Scores Batting first – India 330+, Afghanistan 275+
Match Handicap: India
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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