T20 World Cup 2021: Afghanistan is the biggest challenge for the struggling Indian squad

India vs Afghanistan Rivalry

Men in Blue are in complete turmoil at the moment with two back to back defeats against Pakistan and New Zealand with their net run rate dipping down they are currently placed at 5th spot in the points table and possibly standing on the verge of elimination from the marquee event if they lose their next match against Afghanistan who are a dominant force in the T20 format and considering Indian batters poor form with the willow it will require a gem of a knock from these experienced Indian lineups to outclass brilliant Afghanistan team.

Team India’s schedule for 2019-20 season

Virat Kohli admitted in a post-match conference after losing by eight wickets against New Zealand that his team wasn’t brave enough with both bat and ball and the statement was heavily criticized by former greats like Kapil Dev who said while talking to one of the media outlets, this kind of statement coming from a player like Kohli is pretty immature as it sends the wrong message in the dressing room.

Afghanistan have some world-class spinners in form of Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rehman and Mohammad Nabi who can dismantle any opposition on the given day and the amount of experience these trios have in reference to playing T20 leagues all over the world helps them to absorb pressure in the crunch moments of the game.

India have too many problems at the moment, they are losing too many wickets in a powerplay that the remaining batsman who is walking on the crease is playing with a defensive mindset rather than playing with an aggressive approach which perfectly suits the T2O format.

Barring Bumrah, no Indian bowlers have shown glimpses, and excluding Ashwin in place of Chakraborty who is young in this format doesn’t make sense.