[ad_1] ​3rd T20I: India eye clean sweep against Afghanistan​

Jan 16, 2024

​3rd T20I: India eye clean sweep against Afghanistan​


India vs Afghanistan

With the series already in the bag, India will be eager to perfect their freshly-baked T20 template against Afghanistan in the third and last match in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

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India's final T20I

This will be India's final T20 game ahead of the World Cup in June, and the team management wouldn't want any drop in intensity.

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Twin wins

India's wins at Mohali and Indore were marked by an ultra-aggressive mindset from ball one that saw them chasing down 159 in 17.3 overs and 173 in 15.4 overs respectively.

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Virat Kohli

It was a clear deviation from their earlier approach of building the momentum for a final flourish in T20s and Shivam Dube and Virat Kohli showed this intent.

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Yashasvi Jaiswal

Opener Yashasvi Jaiswal, who had missed the first match at Mohali with a groin niggle, came up with a quick half-century in the last game.

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Rohit Sharma

India would hope that skipper Rohit Sharma's bat finally fires as he was run out in the first match and misjudged pacer Fazalhaq Farooqi's length at Indore.

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Kuldeep Yadav

While India might not affect any major changes in the batting unit, the think-tank can look to give some game-time to Kuldeep Yadav and Avesh Khan.

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Sanju Samson

If wicketkeeper batter Jitesh Sharma is rested, India have the option of bringing in Sanju Samson.

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Afghanistan have shown isolated sparks in this series without being able to transform them into match-winning fireworks.

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Boost for Afghanistan

A victory against India will also boost Afghanistan's confidence ahead of a packed away calendar consisting of fixtures against Sri Lanka and Ireland.

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