India vs Afghanistan Live 3rd T20 ICC World Cup 2012 - Ind vs Afg
Cricket Live Score and Streaming of India vs Afghanistan 3rd T20 – Colombo on Sep 19, 2012. Get Cric Live Score of Afghanistan vs India, 3rd T20 of T20 World Cup 2012. Ind vs Afg 3rd T20 begins at 19:30 Local Time onwards at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
MS Dhoni and his boys start their campaign against a confident Afghanistan side who have made giant strides and now have the belief to challenge the very best. India would in all probability stick to their 7 batsmen/ 4 bowler strategy. As with every major tournament, the devoted, passionate and emotional Indian fan would settle for nothing less than the trophy.
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India's history in the tournament stretches across the 2 extremes. They made an instant impact in the inaugural edition with some brilliant game-play to lift the trophy. The next two editions, however, saw India make quick exits. In 2009, India were skittled out in the 2nd round failing to win even 1 game in their group. In 2010 too, India were part of pretty much the same story as the ear before, they failed to register even a single win in the 2nd round and returned home empty handed.
India will also fervently hope for their openers to strike form soon. Both Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir have struggled for consistency over the past year and India will hope they come out all guns blazing in the WC.
Afghanistan have played only one T20 WC before this and their performance wasn't much to write home about. They were clubbed alongside India and South Africa and lost both their matches in comprehensive fashion. Hamid Hasan was their star performer with 4 wickets in total and 28 runs to his name in the tournament.
Their main strength lies in their bowling. Their pacers Hamid Hasan, Shapoor Zadran and Dawlat Zadran have already proved to be a handful while their spinners too have shown that they can compete at the top level.
Their main weakness will be their lack of experience in playing big teams. There will also be a huge gulf in class and quality when they taken on the bigger sides.
India (From): Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni(w/c), Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, Ashok Dinda, Manoj Tiwary
Afghanistan (From): Mohammad Shahzad(w), Karim Sadiq, Nawroz Mangal(c), Asghar Stanikzai, Mohammad Nabi, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Samiullah Shenwari, Gulbodin Naib, Mohammad Nasim Baras, Dawlat Zadran, Hamid Hassan, Javed Ahmadi, Najibullah Zadran, Shapoor Zadran, Izatullah Dawlatzai