IND vs AFG Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Sep 08, 2022
Both India and Afghanistan have been knocked out of the Asia Cup. Both teams have lost their two matches in the Super Four and so the result of this match does not have any meaning. We expect India to trial a few changes and maybe Afghanistan will look to do the same.
Match prediction and cricket betting tips for India vs Afghanistan Super Four Asia Cup 2022. The match will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai on the 8th of September 2022.
IND vs AFG Team Previews
India has played some good cricket but it seems to have fallen short under pressure. This is particularly true for its bowling. Two times now, under pressure, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar has failed to deliver at the death. Yuzvendra Chahal has had one of the worst performances we have seen from him in a long time and Arshdeep lacks sting with the new ball.
Deepak Chahar has been drafted into the squad and he should play this next match. We think he will replace Bhuvenshwar Kumar but that remains to be seen. We could also see Axar Patel and Dinesh Karthik make a comeback into the lineup in place of Pant and one of the spinners.
India's batting has been full of intent and quite good. We don't think any of the blame for the defeats can go to the batters. We expect to see them continue to try and attack the Afghan bowlers from the start.
India Playing 11
Lokesh Rahul, V Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, RR Pant, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh.
Afghanistan has pushed all of the teams it has played close. It beat Sri Lanka and Bangladesh during the group stage and then came within inches of beating Sri Lanka and Pakistan in the Super Four. There is no reason it cannot beat India as well.
The problem for Afghanistan has been its batting lineup. There is a lot of dependence on Rahmanullah Gurbaz. If he gets out early, the rest of the batting lineup struggles. Senior players like Mohammad Nabi and Karim Janat have not had any impact with the bat. Hazratullah Zazai also seems to be in the middle of a massive rut at the moment.
We question whether Afghanistan is going to be able to get the better of the Indian team's weak bowling attack.
Afghanistan's bowling, though, is going to test India. There is no doubt about that. Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, and Mohammad Nabi have been brilliant all throughout. Even Fazalhaq Farooqi has been able to pick up early wickets and would fancy himself against an Indian top-3 that has struggled against left-arm pace.
Afghanistan is certainly not without a chance to win here.
Afghanistan Playing 11
Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi.
IND vs AFG Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss will want to field first. The importance of chasing cannot be overstated. 26 out of the previous 28 matches in Dubai have been won by the chasing team. The only exceptions have been New Zealand vs Scotland and India vs Hong Kong.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The conditions are hot and difficult for the players. That will continue. The pitch in Dubai seems to have become a bit slower as the matches have piled up. We could see a lower-scoring match than what we saw at the start of the Asia Cup. A score of around 150-160 could be challenging batting first. For a team to truly feel comfortable, though, we think 180 plus is required.
IND vs AFG Betting Tips
We are going to back India to win. It has the superior team, there is no doubt about that. Yes, it has lost two matches but both of them were extremely close results that could have gone either way. It does not make them a bad team overnight. Afghanistan's batting is a lot more fragile and that could be the difference.
Bet on India to win.