In the fifth match of the Asia Cup 2022 Super 4 stage, India will take on Afghanistan at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai on Thursday, September 8 at 7:30 PM IST.
The Indian team will walk into this fixture on the back of two consecutive defeats and have been virtually eliminated from the tournament. Failing to prevent the flow of runs at the death has cost India important games, which they could have won. The top order batsmen yet again failed to provide a significant start, apart from Rohit Sharma, who handled the innings after two early wickets. India can mathematically still qualify for the finals if Pakistan end up on the losing side in their next two fixtures. The Indian camp will look to focus on its woes ahead of the Thursday game.
On the other hand, the underdog Afghanistan who commenced their Asia Cup 2022 on a splendid note hit a speed bump when they met Sri Lanka in the Super 4 stage. Before India, Afghanistan will take on Pakistan in a do-or-die fixture. A win today will keep them in contention for the finals. The Mohammad Nabi-led team will look to secure the two upcoming games and advance into the final of the competition.
In the head-to-head competition between the two teams in the Asia Cup, India have the upper hand. The two teams collided twice in the Asian cricket competition, the Men in Blue emerged victorious once and Afghanistan are yet to win.
In the latest outing between the two teams in the Asia Cup, which took place in 2018, the game ended in a draw.
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