After sealing a victory over Australia by a six-wicket margin in Chennai, Team India (IND) now travels to the capital city of Delhi to face Afghanistan  (AFG) in their second game of the ongoing World Cup. Match No. nine is all set to take place on Wednesday, October 11th, 2023 at Arun Jaitley Stadium. The Afghans are coming on the back of a defeat at the hands of Bangladesh in Dharamsala.

Talking about India’s opening fixture, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul struck valuable half-centuries before the bowlers did a terrific job of bundling out the Aussies for just 199 in 49.3 overs. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was the pick of the bowlers for his solid spell of 3/28 (ten). Each and every bowler picked up a wicket as the Kangaroos struggled on a spinning track at the MA Chidambaram stadium.

Chasing 200 for victory, Kohli and Rahul smashed 85 and 97* runs respectively as the host nation reached their target in 41.2 overs with the loss of four wickets. Rohit Sharma and his men will look to keep the winning momentum going and make it two in two against the Afghans. Notably, team India will then face arch-rivals Pakistan in a blockbuster mouth-watering clash on Saturday, the 14th at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Check Here: Live Updates India vs Afghanistan, 9th Match, ODI World Cup 2023

Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers ahead of Match No. 9 between India and Afghanistan in the World Cup 2023:

Head-to-Head: India and Afghanistan have each other three times in ODIs with the Men in Blue winning on two occasions and the other game ending up in a tie.

3 – Rohit Sharma (551) needs three sixes to go past Chris Gayle (553) and become the batter with the most maximums in international cricket.

67 – Ibrahim Zadran (933) requires 67 runs to reach the landmark of 1000 runs in ODI cricket.

2 – Ravindra Jadeja (98) is two scalps away from reaching the milestone of 100 wickets in ODIs at home.

8 – Rohit (292) needs eight sixes to complete 300 sixes in one-day internationals.

1 – Mohammad Nabi (249) requires just one scalp to get to 250 wickets in international cricket.

2 – Rahmanullah Gurbaz (98) needs two sixes to get to 100 maximums across formats.

1 – Ibrahim (49) is one game away from appearing in his 50th international match.

2 – Nabi (98) is two big hits away from completing 100 maximums in ODI cricket.

10 – Ishan Kishan (90) requires ten fours to reach 100 fours in ODIs.

22 – Rohit (978) is 22 runs away from completing 1000 runs in World Cups.

Also Check: Most Runs in ODI World Cup 2023

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