IND vs AFG 2024, 3rd T20I: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium Pitch Report, Bengaluru Weather Forecast, T20I Stats & Records | India vs Afghanistan

India are gearing up to take on Afghanistan in third and final encounter of the ongoing three-match T20I series. The battle will take place at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Wednesday (January 17).

India have already sealed the series by winning the first two encounters and will be eager to clean-sweep their rivals. Conversely, the Afghans will be focused on getting a consolatory victory in the upcoming clash.

T20I Stats and Records at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium

  • Total matches: 17
  • Matches won batting first: 7
  • Matches won bowling first: 9
  • Average first Innings scores: 137
  • Average second Innings scores: 132
  • Highest total recorded: 202/6 (20 Overs) by India vs England
  • Lowest total recorded: 99/10 (19.3 Overs) by South Africa Women vs New Zealand Women
  • Highest score chased: 194/3 (19.4 Overs) by Australia vs India
  • Lowest score defended: 114/7 (20 Overs) by Sri Lanka Women vs South Africa Women

M.Chinnaswamy Stadium Pitch Report:

The Chinnaswamy Stadium offers an optimal environment for batters, with pacers and spinners anticipating some support. However, shorter boundaries add a compelling dimension, posing a challenge for bowlers. Consequently, the match is expected to witness a high-scoring affair, and the captain winning the toss is likely to opt for fielding. The flat characteristics of the pitch, coupled with the proximity of the boundaries, make chasing a preferable strategy in this context.

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Bengaluru Weather forecast

Bengaluru Weather forecast – IND vs AFG (Image CC- Twitter)

The weather forecast for the India vs Afghanistan match in Bengaluru is promising, with no anticipated chances of rain. The atmospheric conditions are expected to be characterized by a humidity level of 51%, contributing to a comfortable playing environment. A gentle breeze is also forecasted, with the wind flowing at a moderate speed of 11 kilometers per hour. These favourable weather conditions suggest an uninterrupted and enjoyable cricketing experience for players and fans at the venue.

India vs Afghanistan, Probable Playing XI, 3rd T20I:

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Jitesh Sharma, Rinku Singh, Sanju Samson (wk), Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar.

Afghanistan: Ibrahim Zadran (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Janat, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Naveen Ul Haq, Qais Ahmad.

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