ICC CWC 2023: IND vs AFG 9th Match Head-to-Head Records, Key Players, Match Preview, Match Predictions and Betting Tips


Do you remember Mohammed Shami’s hat trick against Afghanistan in the ICC CWC 2019? Well, his hat trick sealed the match for India which could have gone Afghan’s way. The two neighbours and good political friends are locking horns against each other again. The host India will take the spirited Afghan side seriously and play without a margin for error. There are predictions out there for the winner of this World Cup. Read out our article on the ICC CWC 2023 Winner and check who is our winner of this edition.

ICC CWC 2023 IND vs AFG Match 9 Details

ICC CWC 2023 IND vs AFG match details

We have an exciting match 9th of the ICC CWC 2023 at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The live match is going to be telecast at 2 PM IST.

Pitch Report

pitch report

The pitch of this ground is spin-friendly and runs do not come easily. The teams would like to chase after winning the toss as the slowness of this pitch becomes better and more friendly for playing strokes. Both India and Afghanistan have quality spinners and therefore there will be stiff competition between two good bowling sides. 

Venue Stats

venue stats
  • Total Matches- 28
  • Batting 1st won- 13
  • Bowling 1st won- 14
  • Average 1st innings score- 223
  • Average 2nd innings score- 203

Head-to-Head Records

head to head records
Total MatchesIND wonAFG wonTie / DrawNo Result

Both teams have played just 3 ODI matches so far and India won two of them while one was tied. India won the only World Cup match against Afghanistan in the ICC CWC 2019 where Mohammed Shami took the hat trick.

ICC CWC 2023 IND vs AFG Match Preview

Team India

The hosts would be happy with their current form. They know the conditions well compared to any other team. Afghanistan is a good side to play for them and they have to play well against the quality spinners of Afghanistan. Talking about their current form, they played high-class cricket in the last few months. Initially, they walked in the Asia Cup 2023 with a struggling bowling unit but they pulled out stunning victories both against Sri Lanka and the arch-rivals Pakistan. Unfortunately, both the ICC CWC 2023 warm-up games washed out due to rain and not a single was bowled in these matches.

The skipper Rohit Sharma looked in brilliant touch with the bat in the Asia Cup 2023 notching up 2 half-centuries. He batted well against Australia in the recent IND vs AUS 3-match ODI series scoring 81 in the only match he played. KL Rahul smashed a hundred against Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2023 and then two consecutive half-centuries against Australia recently. Jasprit Bumrah is fully fit and Kuldeep Yadav is quite confident on the back of his fine bowling in the Asia Cup 2023. 

In the ICC CWC 2019, India cruised to an 11-run win in a thriller match against Afghanistan. Batting first, Virat Kohli scored a fine 67 runs and Kedar Jadhav’s 52 took India’s total to 224 for 8. It was a rare batting failure but Afghanistan bowled beautifully. In response to this, Indian bowlers started well, especially Jasprit Bumrah who took 2 wickets in an over to break the partnership between Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi.

Mohammad Nabi was taking his side over the line but Mohammed Shami dismissed him and then took a hat trick to seal the victory for India. Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal and Hardik Pandya took 2 wickets each. Overall, India needs to be cautious against the Afghans’ bowlers.

ICC CWC 2023 IND vs AFG match preview

Team Afghanistan

Afghans are a spirited side and have the ability to upset the stronger teams. Recently, they were eliminated from the Asia Cup 2023 in the group stages. The team has the potential to play as underdogs and in this match, they will play with the same tag. India struggles against spin and Afghanistan has strength in their spin bowling. The duo of Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman could be lethal along with the veteran Mohammad Nabi, who was also included in the squad. 

In the ICC CWC warm-up matches 2023, they could play just one game while another one was cancelled due to rain. They played against Sri Lanka and completely dominated the match and won it by 6 wickets. Bowling first, Mohammad Nabi took a 4-fer and Sri Lanka set the target of 294 runs. In response to this, Rahmanullah Gurbaz smashed a century while Rahmat Shah scored 93 and both retired out. 

They played against India in the ICC CWC 2019 and were nearly there to upset India. Afghans bowled first and they bowled beautifully and did not give any freebies to Indian batters. Gulbadin Naib and Mujeeb Ur Rahman took 2 wickets each. Others also bowled well and were economical. While chasing the target, they faltered in the middle overs and kept losing wickets but the then skipper Mohammad Nabi played an excellent hand in the end to take the team’s total to 213 before getting dismissed on Shami’s ball. They will surely pose a huge challenge to India in this match.

Key Players to Watch

We are taking stats of the IND vs AUS 3-match ODI series for India and the stats of the Asia Cup 2023 for Afghanistan.

PlayerMatchesRunsBatting AverageStrike RateWicketsBowlingAverage
S Gill217889111.2
S Iyer315652110.6
KL Rahul313668103.8
M Shami2615
R Ashwin2422
key players to watch

Team Afghanistan

PlayerMatchesRunsBatting AverageStrike RateWicketsBowlingAverage
H Shahidi21105587.3
I Zadran2824193.1
G Naib23718.5127.5523.6
R Khan25151164.5264.5

Team Squads

Team India

Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Suryakumar Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami

team squads

Team Afghanistan

Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rahmat Shah, Ibrahim Zadran, Ikram Alikhil, Riaz Hassan, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Nazibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen ul-Haq, Noor Ahmad, Abdul Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Predicted Playing XI

predicted playing XI

Team India

Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

Team Afghanistan

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rahmat Shah, Ibrahim Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Mohammad Nabi, Nazibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Naveen ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi

ICC CWC 2023 IND vs AFG Match Predictions

Team India

  • Virat Kohli was the lone Indian batter who scored fifty in the 2019 World Cup against Afghanistan. He will be aiming for some runs under his belt.
  • Ishan Kishan plays spin well and can score runs quickly in the middle overs and push the run rate up.
  • KL Rahul is another batter who can play spin very well. One must remember how Rahul and Ishan played Sri Lankan spinners in the Super 4 of the Asia Cup 2023 when India was struggling to play spinners. 
  • Ravi Ashwin is an experienced off-spinner and will be the key bowler in taking wickets in the middle overs.
  • The Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav should be able to take a couple of wickets. He can bowl some googlies and confuse the batter to pick the right one.
ICC CWC 2023 IND vs AFG match predictions

Team Afghanistan

  • Rahmat Shah is an experienced batsman and he can play good cricketing shots. In the 2019 World Cup against India, he played a good hand of 36 runs.
  • Hashmatullah Shahidi, the skipper is in good form. He scored two half-centuries in the Asia Cup 2023.
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman is a crafty bowler and he generally bowls in the powerplay too because he can bowl doosra and confuse the batsmen with his variations. He will be the key spin bowler for Afghanistan.
  • Mohammad Nabi just like in the 2019 World Cup against India, can give his all-round performance with the bat and ball. 

ICC CWC 2023 IND vs AFG Betting Tips

ICC CWC 2023 IND vs AFG betting tips

Clearly, India knows conditions better than any other team. Also, India is a strong batting unit as compared to the Afghans while the bowling will have good competition. Overall, India looks to be a winner in this match and Afghanistan will put up a good fight.

Fantasy Team

fantasy team

After considering all the stats and predictions, this is our fantasy team for the cricket fantasy players.

  • Wicketkeepers: KL Rahul
  • Batters: Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Rahmat Shah, Ibrahim Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi
  • All-Rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammad Nabi,
  • Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
  • Captain: Ravindra Jadeja / Ravichandran Ashwin
  • Vice-captain: Mohammad Nabi / Virat Kohli


India will be cautious against Afghan spinners and they would not want any batting collapse like in the 2019 World Cup. On the other hand, Afghanistan will look to strengthen their batting this time and will try to put pressure on Indian bowlers. Can they pull out a thriller, or will India easily seal the victory? Are you excited? Then add more excitement by playing on our IPLwin App. Register today and start betting on the ICC matches to win amazing offers, bonuses and cash prizes. Download the App now.

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