Asia cup: India to take on Afghanistan in Super Four encounter

In cricket, India will take on Afghanistan in the ‘Super Four’ encounter of the Asia Cup in Dubai today. The match will begin at 5 PM Indian Time.

All India Radio will broadcast ball-by-ball commentary in Hindi and English on the match from 4.30 PM. It can be heard on FM Rainbow and additional frequencies.

With a spot in Friday’s final sealed, skipper Rohit Sharma may want some of his untested middle-order batsmen to get quality time in the middle against someone of calibre of Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan.

The Indian captain might fancy batting first in case he wins the toss, which in turn will give his team a chance to bat 50 overs instead of chasing another modest total.

There is a possibility that India might rest both Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah today, ahead of Friday’s summit clash to help them recharge their batteries. In such a scenario, two among Deepak Chahar, Siddharth Kaul and Khaleel Ahmed will take their spots in the playing XI for the game.

For Afghanistan, a win against the fancied Indian side will be a great end to the tournament where they have been competitive throughout.

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