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IND vs AFG Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report: ODI World Cup 2023 Match 9



Last Updated on 8 months by Charbel Coorey

IND vs AFG Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report: ODI World Cup 2023 Match 9 | IND vs AFG Dream11 Prediction | Delhi Pitch Report

India kicked off their 2023 World Cup campaign in excellent fashion, clinically disposing of Australia in a strong showing at Chennai. The first few overs of their batting innings aside, the hosts were well in control of the contest pretty much from the outset, with KL Rahul and Virat Kohli the stars.

So, they enter their showdown with Afghanistan full of confidence. The bowling attack looked in strong touch, and they will be after a repeat. If they are on their game, they should be too good given Afghanistan’s batting worries, highlighted in their defeat against Bangladesh.

Number one on the agenda for Afghanistan needs to be strike rotation. That is easier said than done against a quality attack, but if they get stuck as they did in their tournament opener at Dharamsala, they are next to no chance of causing an upset at Delhi.

Match Details

  • Date: Wednesday 11th October, 2023.
  • Location: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.
  • Time: 2pm (India), 1pm (Afghanistan).

ODI World Cup 2023 Match 9: IND vs AFG Possible Playing XIs

Shubman Gill is still unavailable due to dengue fever.

India’s spinners were outstanding against Australia. They may look to stick with the same combination on a Delhi surface that may aid spin.

India: 1. Rohit Sharma (c), 2. Ishan Kishan, 3. Virat Kohli, 4. Shreyas Iyer, 5. KL Rahul (wk), 6. Hardik Pandya, 7. Ravindra Jadeja, 8. R Ashwin/Mohammed Shami, 9. Kuldeep Yadav, 10. Jasprit Bumrah, 11. Mohammed Siraj

Afghanistan may also look to stick with the same XI.

Afghanistan: 1. Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), 2. Ibrahim Zadran, 3. Rahmat Shah, 4. Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), 5. Mohammad Nabi, 6. Najibullah Zadran, 7. Azmatullah Omarzai, 8. Rashid Khan, 9. Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 10. Naveen-ul-Haq, 11. Fazalhaq Farooqi

IND vs AFG Dream11 Prediction World Cup: Fantasy tips


  • Chase master Virat Kohli was in excellent touch against Australia. In six ODIs at Delhi, Kohli has scored 222 runs at an average of 44.40 and strike rate of 89.51.
  • In ODIs in 2023, Kohli has struck 697 runs at an average of 58.08 and strike rate of 105.92.
  • KL Rahul has well and truly made the number five position his own. In 21 innings at five, Rahul has hit 904 runs at an average of 56.50 and strike rate of 96.58. This includes nine 50+ scores.
  • Rohit Sharma missed out against Australia, but he is always a danger in ODIs. This year, the Indian captain has hit seven 50+ scores in 16 innings (658 runs, avg. 47.00, SR 108.94).
  • Kuldeep Yadav in ODIs in 2023: 17 inns, 35 wickets, avg. 16.31, SR 20.9.
  • Ravindra Jadeja has taken seven wickets in two ODIs against Afghanistan. He averages 10.85 runs per wicket with an economy of 3.80.


  • Since the start of 2022, Ibrahim Zadran has scored 930 runs at an average of 54.7 and strike rate of 85.1 in ODIs.
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz is key to Afghanistan’s chances. He was the team’s top scorer against Bangladesh (47 off 62 balls).
  • Mohammad Nabi is also key for Afghanistan. He has struck two half-centuries in three ODIs against India.
  • Rashid Khan has plenty of experience playing white-ball cricket in India. In T20s on this ground, Rashid has taken ten wickets at an average of 18.50 and economy of 6.61.
  • Naveen-ul-Haq will be motivated to get the better of Virat Kohli given their faceoff in this year’s IPL.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 3, India 2, Afghanistan 0, tied 1.
  • India prevailed by just 11 runs in a thriller in the 2019 World Cup. Jasprit Bumrah bowled an outstanding penultimate over. Mohammed Shami then took a hat-trick in the final over.
  • Mohammed Siraj has taken 13 powerplay wickets this year at an average of 14.9 and economy of 4.73.
  • Hardik Pandya has scored 383 runs (avg. 34.8, SR 94.8) and taken 17 wickets (avg. 25.7, SR 28.6) in ODIs in 2023.

Arun Jaitley Stadium Delhi Pitch Report and Weather

It was a magnificent pitch for batting on Saturday as South Africa racked up the highest ever World Cup score of 428/5. Sri Lanka responded with their own strong score of 326 in 44.5 overs.

In seven matches in IPL 2023, the average first innings score was a solid 175.57. So, batters who can get in can find runs.

A very hot and mostly clear day is forecast in Delhi, with temperatures forecast to reach 35 degrees.

IND vs AFG Dream11 Fantasy Picks:

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article, as well as your own instincts, to create your teams.

IND vs AFG Fantasy Ideal XI: KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ibrahim Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav

Option 1:

ODI World Cup 2023 Match 9: IND vs AFG Dream11 Prediction

Option 2:

ODI World Cup 2023 Match 9: IND vs AFG Dream11 Prediction

IND vs AFG Match Prediction: Who will win?

India will win.

Charbel Coorey
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