Bibhu Prasad Ray

After registering comfortable victories in Mohali and Indore, India will be aiming for a clean sweep against Afghanistan in the third and final match of their T20I series at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru today. Shivam Dube’s current form, Jaiswal's blazing starts and Arshdeep Singh’s consistency are a few positives for India ahead of the World T20 2024 which is going to start on June 1. 

India’s attacking approach was evident in the last two T20s as one could imagine this would be their template going into the World T20 2024.

During those two matches, Axar Patel and Ravi Bishnoi also played crucial roles in restricting Afghanistan to a modest target.  

Here’s what to expect from the pitch:

Pitch Report

The pitch in Chinnaswamy Stadium is regarded as one of the flattest wickets in India as batsmen enjoy playing on this ground due to its small boundaries. The pitch helps the fast bowlers in the first few overs as they get some swing with the new ball. Spinners can prove useful in the later stages of the match as the pitch tends to slow down and offer some turn. 

Weather Report

Today, there will be clear skies in Bengaluru during the game. The temperature will hover around 25 degrees Celsius and as the play progresses, the temperature is likely to decrease gradually to 20 degrees Celsius. 

Probable XI

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Rinku Singh, Shivam Dube, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan

Afghanistan: Ibrahim Zadran (C), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Azmatullah Omarzai, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Naveen-Ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman