India vs Afghanistan, 9th Match ICC Cricket World Cup

India vs Afghanistan, 9th Match of the ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2023 will be played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi live streaming, live cricket score,

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IND vs AFG, 9th Match, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
Afghanistan 272/8
india 273/2 (35)
India won by 8 wkts
Matches info
Match: IND vs AFG, 9th Match, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
Date : Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Time: 11:30 AM
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
India Squad
Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Suryakumar Yadav, Shardul Thakur
Afghanistan Squad
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Ikram Alikhil, Abdul Rahman, Riaz Hassan, Noor Ahmad

Tired! I'm not going to lie," KL Rahul remarked the morning after India's start in the World Cup. The keeper-bat was chatting with Virat Kohli in an informal setting for, with the pair reminiscing about their past. Wall rescue act against Australia. 10 The T team has only so much time to reflect in the round-robin league stage and 24 hours later, India find themselves on the other side of the Vindhya, preparing to double up on a happy high.

On paper, it looks like Afghanistan could provide just the kind of mood refocusing Rohit Sharma is looking for for his team amid a challenging start in Chennai and an emotional weekend ahead. This is not a slight to the people of Hashmatullah Shahidi or a claim that they cannot uphold the established order. More importantly, the cold fact that this game was worth the same number of points as the previous and the next.

Even in the longer 50-over format, which can widen the gulf between the two sides with different talent pools and give Cream enough time to finally rise to the top, Afghanistan are not a team to be taken lightly. They qualified for the tournament without the need for a qualifier, won a bilateral series in Bangladesh -- where India have lost on each of their last two tours -- and, perhaps, had the NRR rules right, away from replacing eventual finalists Sri Lanka. Asia Cup Super Four.

However, they have not been the same in major tournament play. It didn't help that their first two ODI World Cups came in Australia and England, conditions less suited to their spin-focused style. However, when the schedule for this tournament was drawn up, Hashmatullah Shahidi kept an opportunistic eye on this match in Delhi with the potential to be Afghanistan's seminal World Cup moment in the long run. This may also have a poetic parallel. India themselves won their second World Cup match in their third tournament against the Alphas of the era and never looked back. In that sense, Afghanistan may be slightly ahead of the curve. They came very close to pushing India on a slow wicket in Southampton four years ago. But for them to draw a line under their World Cup inadequacy and do better this time around, they will need to come up with something much better than the first impression they made last week.

When: India vs Afghanistan, October 11, 2023, 14:00 IST

Where: Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi

India have made a great start in this tournament and their next game is against Pakistan - a highly anticipated contest. Players want to stay away from the hype and treat it as just another game of cricket. But the buzz is already building and there is a festive mood, especially as India have started their campaign well. Afghanistan next move south to Chennai to play New Zealand where they will be stronger as it brings their spinners into the game. But before that, Australia will face South Africa tomorrow. All eyes on the pitch for this mouth-watering contest. We'll be back nice and early to bring you everything. Good night!

Rohit Sharma India captain: It was a good win for us, very important to get that momentum at the start of the tournament. It's about absorbing pressure and making the right decisions on the field. A spell will come from the opposition where you have to absorb the pressure. We played such games before the tournament. In our team you have got players with different skills. They bring different features to the team game and it stands you in good stead as a team when you have them. We have guys who can play fearless cricket with the bat and guys who can absorb like last match. (Asked about the Pakistan game and the discussion around it) It is important for us not to worry about external factors and look at the things we can control. We just have to show up and do well. We can control what the pitch is like, what combos we can play. We will not worry about what happens outside. It's just about focusing on what we can do as players and how we can perform.

Hashmatullah Shahidi Afghanistan captain: We thought India's batting line-up was long, 300 was in our mind but unfortunately we lost too many wickets. The surface was good. We wanted to score more runs and put the opposition under pressure. Because of back-to-back wickets, we could not score more runs. Was talking to Azmatullah after losing 3 wickets - don't worry about dots, we will convert later. Our intention was to build a partnership. We have seven more games, looking forward to those games. Hopefully we have learned from our mistakes and we will work on it.

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