The India vs Afghanistan head to head record is heavily in favour of India as the Men in Blue haven’t lost a single game.
The two teams faced each other for the first time in 2014 and have played three matches in ODIs so far in their cricketing history.
India, as expected, are dominating the head to head record with two wins while one game ended in a tie. Interestingly, Afghanistan have stretched India to its limits in their last two face-offs.
While their clash in the 2018 Asia Cup ended in a thrilling tie, Afghanistan came extremely close to beating India in the 2019 World Cup only to lose in the end by 11 runs.
India will lock horns against Afghanistan in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup on October 11 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The hosts began their campaign with a six-wicket win over Australia chasing down 200 runs at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
It was a brilliant bowling performance led by Ravindra Jadeja who registered his best figures (3/28) in World Cup. The bowling unit did well to skittle the Aussies for just 199 runs. But then India were in trouble at 2/3 in the chase and it took a superb partnership between Virat Kohli and KL Rahul to take them home in the end.
Meanwhile, Afghanistan didn’t have the greatest of starts to their World Cup campaign. They lost to their Asian rivals Bangladesh in Dharamsala and their batting was at fault. They could just muster 156 runs before getting bundled out despite getting off to a decent start up front. Clearly, a better batting performance will be expected from them in order to challenge the Indian team.
Their spin-bowling trio of Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi has put India in trouble multiple times. If the pace bowlers do their job well, we might get to witness a brilliant match in Delhi.
- 1 India vs Afghanistan head to head team ODI records and stats
- 2 India vs Afghanistan head to head player stats (ODI)
- 3 ODI India vs Afghanistan head to head bowling records
- 4 ODI Wicket-keeping records
- 5 ODI Fielding records
- 6 Individual ODI records in India vs Afghanistan head to headMost matches
- 7 India vs Afghanistan: What happened in the last meeting?
- 8 IND vs AFG last match scorecard
India vs Afghanistan head to head team ODI records and stats
The India vs Afghanistan head to head record sees the Men in Blue enjoy an advantage. However, these numbers don’t show how close the last two matches were. Here’s a detailed look at how the two teams have fared in ODIs against each other.
India vs Afghanistan head to head player stats (ODI)
ODI Batting records
Mohammad Shahzad who was recently in action in the Asian Games cricket event, is the highest run-scorer in IND vs AFG ODI matches. Nabi and Rahul are the next on the list with 122 and 90 runs, respectively. Can they play match-winning knocks for their side this time around?
Highest individual score
Highest average (min. 50 runs scored)
ODI India vs Afghanistan head to head bowling records
Ravindra Jadeja is at the top of this list with 7 wickets to his name. He is in decent form the way he bowled against Australia and it will be interesting to see if he can replicate his performance against Afghanistan as well.
Best bowling figures
ODI Wicket-keeping records
Most dismissals (overall)
Most dismissals (single match)
ODI Fielding records
Most catches (overall)
Most catches (single match)
Individual ODI records in India vs Afghanistan head to head
India vs Afghanistan: What happened in the last meeting?
India and Afghanistan last faced each other in the 2019 World Cup encounter in Southampton. After opting to bat first, team India struggled with the run-scoring apart from Virat Kohli who scored 67 off just 63 balls. But with spinners tying the batters up, India lost wickets at regular intervals. In th end, thanks to Jadhav’s 52-run knock, India managed to post 224 runs on the board for the loss of eight wickets.
Afghanistan would’ve backed themselves to chase the target down and were well on their way to do so. They were 106/2 in the 29th over at one stage but Jasprit Bumrah broke a threatening partnership to trigger a collapse. Nabi took the match deep hitting some vital sixes and also scored a half-century. But Shami finished the match quickly with a hattrick as India registered a close win by 11 runs.
Match date: 22nd June 2019
Result: India won by 11 runs
IND vs AFG last match scorecard
|KL Rahul||30||c Zazai b Nabi|
|Kohli||67||c Rahmat b Nabi|
|MS Dhoni||28||st Ikram b Rashid|
|Kedar||52||c Noor b Naib|
|Pandya||7||c Ikram b Aftab|
|Naib||27||c Shankar b Pandya|
|Rahmat||36||c Chahal b Bumrah|
|Shahidi||21||c & b Bumrah|
|Nabi||52||c Pandya b Shami|
|Zadran||21||c Pandya b Chahal|
|Rashid||14||st Dhoni b Chahal|