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Sanju Samson Returns As Rohit Sharma Led-Team India Wins The Toss And Opts To Bat First at Bengaluru

image-lrhrw708IND vs AFG  (AP News)

In a decisive moment at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, Rohit Sharma, leading Team India, won the toss yet again and chose to bat first against Afghanistan in the third and final T20I. With the series already secured through convincing victories in the first two matches, Sharma's team aims to maintain their dominance. 

The return of Sanju Samson, accompanied by the inclusion of Kuldeep Yadav and Avesh Khan, adds depth to the squad. As the stage is set for another potential run-fest, cricket enthusiasts anticipate an exhilarating clash between India and Afghanistan, showcasing skillful performances and strategic gameplay.

IND VS AFG: Playing XI

India: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Shivam Dube, Rinku Singh, Sanju Samson (wk), Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan

Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran (c), Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Noor Ahmad, Qais Ahmad, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Mohammad Saleem Safi

IND VS AFG: Captain's Thoughts

Rohit Sharma: "We will bat first. Just trying something different and various combinations and want to win as well. Yes, we have ticked many boxes and also want to tick a few more boxes going ahead. Our aim will be to experiment a bit. We have three changes today. Axar, Arshdeep, and Jitesh miss out. We have Sanju in the playing XI and alongside Avesh, and Kuldeep." 

Ibrahim Zadran: "I would have chosen to bowl first, we will try to execut the plan. So far we have got some positives from this series. We will try to get some more from the last game as well before we go for the T20 World cup. We will try to have a good one. We have got 3 changes, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi and Noor Ahmad are not playing. Fareed Ahmad, Qais Ahmad, Saleem Safi and Sharafuddin are playing today.