India vs. Afghanistan: ICC World Cup 28th Match Preview
India vs. Afghanistan: ICC World Cup 28th Match Preview

India are unbeaten in the edition so far, and are the firm favourites for the upcoming game as well. The Men in Blue have won three of their four games, with the fourth being washed out. Afghanistan, on the other hand, are at the other end of the spectrum with five losses from as many games and are coming after a huge loss to England, where they conceded 397 runs, en-route to a 150-run defeat.  

India, however, have a few injury concerns going into the game. Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the tournament with Rishabh Pant replacing him in the squad. Bhuvneshwar Kumar too pulled his hamstring last time around, and will miss tomorrow's game. Vijay Shankar, who replaced Dhawan in the game against Pakistan was hit in the nets as well, and though he seems to have recovered, it will be interesting to see the combination that India go in with. 

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Wicket-keeper: MS Dhoni (9 credits) 

Dhoni might bat lower down the order, and against a team like Afghanistan might not be needed with the bat. However, he has primarily been selected for his wicket-keeping skills. The Indian is one of the swiftest keepers in the world at the moment, and his ability to earn points with the gloves ensures that he is a good buy in the side. 

Batsman: Virat Kohli (11 credits) 

No words are enough to describe the genius that is Virat Kohli. The Indian skipper is the

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Sarah Waris
This postgraduate in English Literature has taken on the tough task of limiting the mystic world of sports to a few hundred words. A self-confessed Kohli 'bhakt,' she falls in the category who believe that he has long surpassed the greats, yes even Tendulkar!
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