After registering a thumping 157 runs win over South Africa A in the opening fixture, India A will now lock horns with Afghanistan A in the third fixture of Quadrangular One Day Series 2019 to keep their momentum going. Both the sides will lock horns at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram tomorrow morning. While India A turned out victorious in their first encounter, Afghanistan faced 7 wickets drubbing at the hands of India B in their opening fixture.
In the first match of the series, India A hosted South Africa A at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday. Having opted to bat first after winning the toss, the hosts posted 251-10 in the fifty overs, courtesy Qamran Iqbal (60 of 65) and Shashwat Rawat (64 of 55). Finishing at 4-30, Marco Jansen was the pick of the bowler for South Africa.
Coming to chase, the visitors were bowled out for a paltry 94 in 35.4 overs, falling short of 157 runs. Barring skipper Matthew Montgomery (10 of 27) and Marco Jansen (33 of 57), nobody else managed to score in double-digits. Ravi Bishnoi (3-27) and Harsh Dubey (3-7) were the key bowlers from the home side.
In the second fixture on Tuesday, Afghanistan U19 locked horns with India U-19 B at St Xavier’s College Ground, Thiruvananthapuram. Having opted to bat first, the visitors failed to take the advantage and were booked for mere 106-10 in 47.3 overs. Jamshid Khan (28) and wicketkeeper batter Ishaq Zazai (20) were the only two batters to touch 20 runs mark. Purnank Tyagi (4-36) and Prayas Barman (3-10) were the key bowlers for India U19 B.
In reply, the hosts chased down the target in 22.5 overs with 7 wickets in hand. Tilak Varma (44*) and skipper Rahul Chandrol (56*) were amongst the runs against the visitors.
So, Afghanistan U-19 will have to put some outstanding performances with both bat and ball if they want to outplay the hosts. Till then, let’s have a look at team news, probably playing 11 and other stuff.
Total matches – 1
Matches won bowling first – 1
Average 1st Inns scores – 104
Average 2nd Inns scores – 105
Highest total recorded – 105/1 (14.5 Ov) by IND vs WI
Lowest total recorded – 104/10 (31.5 Ov) by WI vs IND
Highest score chased – 105/1 (14.5 Ov) by IND vs WI
Where – Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
When – March 07, Thursday at 09:00 AM IST
Afghanistan Playing 11: M Ishaq, R Hassain, F Zakhil, A Mohammadi, Jamshid, A K D, A Rahman, F H Farooqi, S Ghafari
Doubtful – A Taniwal, I Zazai/M Hassan
Abdul Rahman, Abid Mohammadi, Fazal Haq, Riaz Hussan, Farhan Zakhil(c), Arif Khan, Hasan Safai, Ishaq Zazai(w), Shafiqullah Ghafari, Jamshid Khan, Ihsanullah Mandozai, Ijaz Ahmad, Islam Zazai, Naveed Zabul, Ahmad Zahir
India Playing 11: Nehal Wadhera(c), Shashwat Rawat, Dhruv Jurel, Q Iqbal, A Singh, Shubhang Hegde, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Harsh Dubey, Kartik Tyagi, Ravi Bishnoi
Doubtful – Y Mangwani
Nehal Wadhera(c), Yuvraj Chaudhary, Siddhesh Veer, Qamran Iqbal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Arjun Azad, Akash Singh, Dhruv Jurel(wk), Shashwat Rawat, Harsh Dubey, Shubhang Hegde, Ravi Bishnoi, Kartik Tyagi, Ishan Afridi, Priyansh Arya, Yatin Mangwani
From India A, opener Qamran Iqbal and Shashwat Rawat slammed the fifties against South Africa and will be key batters for the hosts. Wicket-keeper batter Dhruv Jurel, skipper Nehal Wadhera and Y Jaiswal will have to share responsibilities in batting.
Ravi Bishnoi (3-27) and Harsh Dubey (3-7) were outstanding with the ball.
From Afghanistan, Abid Mohammadi, skipper Farhan Zakhil and Ishaq Zazai will have to lead with the bat.
In bowling, Abdul Rahman (2-28) and Fazal Haq (1-9) were the wicket-taking bowlers for the visitors.
Make AF-Y vs IN-Y-A Dream11 Team as per your discretion from the squad listed above and team news.