India vs Afghanistan ICC T20 World Cup 2012
India takes on Afghanistan for the first match in Group A at Colombo. This is the debut match for the Afghanistan in the world ICC Twenty20 and all set for the stage of Dhoni’s shadow who familiarized helicopter shot. It is none other than Mohammad Shahzad who is the wicket keeper of the Afghanistan. He is the biggest fan of the MSD and inspired by the Helicopter shot and mastered it with the practice in the nets.
During the warmup match India lost it against Pakistan. India played with seven batsmen lineup and put good score on the board and failed to capitalize with the ball. Indian bowlers doesn’t seems to be very impressive during the warmup match. Yuvrah singh is very impressive with the bat after the return and played a wonderful innings during the new zealand series. ICC Twenty20 match against India and Afghanistan is going to be very impressive and challenging for Afghanistan.
This is the first game for India and they wanted to start with the winning note on the other hand Afghanistan has nothing to lose only to showcase the talent.
India: Virender Sehwag,Gautam Gambhir,Virat Kohli,Yuvraj Singh,Suresh Raina,Rohit Sharma,MS Dhoni (capt. &wk),R Ashwin,Irfan Pathan,Zaheer Khan,L Balaji/Ashok Dinda.
Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad (wk),Javed Ahmadi,Karim Sadiq,Nawroz Mangal (capt.),Asghar Stanikzai,Mohammad Nabi,Samiullah Shenwari,Dawlat Zadran,Shapoor Zadran,Gulbodin Naib,Izatullah Dawlatzai