Probuddha Bhattacharjee ∙ Sep 8 2022, 7:00 AM | 3 Min Read

Asia Cup 2022, IND vs AFG: Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips

image-l7s1aenbIndia will be taking on Afghanistan in their last match of the Asia Cup (PC: Twitter)

India and Afghanistan will be facing off against each other in the 5th match of the super four stage of Asia Cup 2022. Although the encounter will bear no consequence as to who plays in the final of the tournament, both the teams will look to bow out with their heads held high. 

So, in a battle for the prestige, how should we build our fantasy eleven?

Guaranteed Picks: Captain or Vice Captain

image-l7s1bnzgVirat Kohli has found back his form in the Asia Cup 2022 (PC: Twitter)

Virat Kohli

It has been the redemption tournament for Virat Kohli. He has shown glimpses of his old self in the tournament and has 154 runs to his name to show for it. Despite getting out for a duck in the last match, his form in the tournament makes him a vital choice for the match.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz

 Rahmanullah Gurbaz has been the man for Afghanistan when it comes to batting in the tournament. He has given them some fiery starts and is looking in prime form. With 152 runs in 4 innings Gurbaz is the highest run scorer for his team in the tournament. His presence is sure to guarantee some vital points in the match. 

Hotshots: Prime Performers

image-l7s1dtxqThe Indian middle order primely depends of Suryakumar Yadav (PC: Twitter)

Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav has been extremely consistent and positive in his batting approach in his T20I career so far. He might not have the big scores to show for in the tournament so far, barring the match against Hong Kong. But still he has garnered 133 runs in 4 innings and is averaging 33,25 in the tournament. Surely a batter you can’t miss out. 

Mujeeb ur Rahman

Mujeeb has evolved as the prime strike bowler for Afghanistan in this tournament. With 7 wickets to his name from 4 innings and an economy of 5.13 in the tournament, he is a must pick for the match. 

Backbone: Reliable Performers

image-l7s1g98jRohit Sharma has found back his form in the last match (PC: Twitter)

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma had an average start to the tournament. But in the last match he scored a fiery 72 runs off 41 balls and showed signs of returning to form. With the kind of positivity that has reflected from his bat in the last two matches, he would be raring to go big in India’s last outing of Asia Cup 2022. 

Fazalhaq Farooqi

The pitch at the Dubai International Stadium has provided assistance to the pacers. With the assistance and the Indian top order’s never ending woes against left arm pacers, Fazalhaq Farooqi will be a great pick for the match. He is also in great form as he has picked up 6 wickets in the tournament already. 

Hit and Miss: Misfiring Performers

image-l7s1kel0Hardik Pandya needs to fire big soon (PC: Twitter)

Hardik Pandya

With his fitness back to the level where he can deliver 4 overs each match, Hardik Pandya is a great asset for team India. But in this tournament, barring the opening clash against Pakistan, Pandya has failed to find his mojo. He will surely look to end the tournament on a high with a memorable performance. But picking him will come with its own risks. 

Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan is at his best when the batters look to attack him, and that is what the teams have consciously avoided against him in this tournament. Although he has picked up 6 wickets so far, Asia Cup 2022 has not been up to the standards expected of Rashid. But the fact that he can also score some runs with the bat in hand makes him someone you cannot ignore easily. 

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