World Cup favorites India will take on struggling Afghanistan at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. Here are some of the important players to watch out from the encounter.
Virat Kohli has scored 177 runs in his 3 matches in this year’s World Cup. The Indian captain will look to score big against Afghanistan. His consistency towards the game has always been impressive and he will back himself to keep the good form going.
The Hitman has always been the best player in the major ICC events. He scored a very big match-winning knock of 140 in his last match against Pakistan. He is looking in his best form and will look forward to scoring those 3 figures against the struggling Afghani side.
Hardik Pandya has been a perfect all-rounder for India. From hitting huge sixes, best Fielding and awesome bowling he has been the 10 out of 10 for the side. He also gave an all-around effort against Pakistan scoring 26 runs and picking up 2 crucial wickets to turn the match. He would look forward to playing well in his next game against Afghanistan and make an impact.
The Afghani batsmen Hashmatullah Shahidi scored an impressive knock of 76 runs against England in his last match at Manchester. This shows the capability of this man to score runs in pressure situations. He has been a very technical batsman in this Afghanistan lineup and the side will expect more from him against India.
Mohammed Shami will be playing as a replacement of Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the upcoming match against Afghanistan. He had an awesome World Cup campaign in 2015 picking up 17 wickets in just 7 matches. The same type of effort will be expected from him and he will also look forward to delivering his best for the team.