India vs Afghanistan: Asia Cup 2022 odds and predictions



Match Result – India Win

India have had a disastrous Super-4 round with the team losing back-to-back games. On both occasions, India have been chasing team and this has had a drastic impact with the Dubai International Cricket Stadium’s pitch being less suited for defending scores. India are likely to get the rub of the green against Afghanistan when it comes to getting the advantage. Furthermore, India have a sizable advantage in terms of motivation, as India are on the brink of elimination. They are likely to push for a victory. A lot will hinge on the toss win but India should also have a lot more strength to get the first win in the Super-4.

India top batter – Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma was India’s top batsman in the loss to Sri Lanka. His 72 provided an invaluable contribution as India almost snatched a victory for the first time in the Super-4 stages of the Asia Cup 2022. Even though Virat Kohli has also shown decent form coming into the game, Kohli had failed to contribute any in the game against Sri Lanka. Rohit Sharma has been much more consistent in recent matches and he should also be able to take better advantage of the power play. If his 21 and 28 runs against Hong Kong and Pakistan showed a lot of improvement compared to his overall recent form, Rohit Sharma was able to come up with a smashing 72 against Sri Lanka in the recent loss.

Dismissal #1 method – Fielder catch

The popular dismissal method for India’s top order has been through a fielder catch. Three out of the last four opening wickets in the two Super-4 matches for India have witnessed a dismissal through fielder catch. In two of the recent three matches for Afghanistan, the openers have been dismissed with a catch on three occasions. India are under great pressure to pick up a victory and they are likely to go for

India v Afghanistan: Match Preview

India head into the clash with Afghanistan in the Asia Cup 2022 for the Super-4 meeting. Against all the Asia Cup odds, the Men in Blue are close to elimination after having suffered back-to-back losses. India require a big victory against Afghanistan and they also rely on other results to have hope of qualification. This status has put India as an outside favourite to progress as per the Asia Cup predictions.

India vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2022. Image Source: indiatoday

A number of players like KL Rahul have failed to hit the heights and they are likely to face a lot of pressure coming into this match. In fact, the Indian opening few batsmen have all the pressure on the shoulders but the Men in Blue will be keen to ride on the form of Rohit Sharma. Lower down the batting order, Rishabh Pant is also yet to hit a sweet spot.

Afghanistan did not have the easiest starts to the Super-4 stages after the loss to Sri Lanka on Saturday. The team will be hoping to make amendments in the upcoming game against Pakistan. The team were able to post an impressive score of 175 against Sri Lanka, but the chasing side once again came out on top. If Afghanistan are able to win the toss, they are likely to elect to bowl first. This would significantly improve their odds of success, according to the India vs Afghanistan win probability stats. The performance against Pakistan will have a significant impact on the way Afghanistan approach this match.

Match details:

Date: September 8, 2022

Time: 19:30 IST

Venue: Dubai International Stadium

Head-to-Head: India vs Afghanistan in Asia Cup

The game will feature India and Afghanistan going up against each other for the fourth time in the Asia Cup. This has been a very favourable game for India, who have picked up a victory in all three games. India have been able to post a high score of 210 whereas Afghanistan have not posted any scores above 150 against India in the Asia Cup. At the lower end of the spectrum, both teams have posted low scores of 115 and 116 in the case of Afghanistan and India respectively. India are hoping to maintain their 100% record against this opponent.

India vs Afghanistan: Overall Asia Cup Record

Afghanistan have qualified for the second consecutive Asia Cup after finishing fourth in the standings during the 2018 edition. The team has so far been able to qualify for the Asia Cup in four out of the last five editions. They go up against India, who have been champions on a record seven occasions. They are also the defending champions of the competition even if they are on the verge of an exit. The Indian outfit have played nine matches and picked up seven wins in the T20I games at the Asia Cup. This translates into a win rate of 77.8%. Meanwhile, Afghanistan have a 66.67% win ratio after managing two wins from the three T20I games at the Asia Cup.