IND vs AFG, T20 World Cup 2024: Will rain spoil Super 8 game? Live streaming on TV, OTT and more

    India and Afghanistan will start their campaign in the Super 8 stages of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados. 

    Team India - BCCI Twitter

    Team India - BCCI Twitter

    India is all set to kick off their ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 Super 8s campaign with a clash against Afghanistan at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados. Rohit Sharma and his team will aim to start strongly and secure a victory against an Afghanistan side that has shown clinical performances in the tournament's group stage.

    When: 8:30 PM IST on June 20 (Thursday)

    Where to watch on TV: Star Sports Network, specifically on Star Sports 1 HD and SD channels for English commentary and Star Sports 3 HD and SD channels for Hindi commentary.

    Live Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar app and website.

    The Men in Blue had an impressive record in the group stages, winning three matches (against Ireland, Pakistan, and the USA) out of four, with one game abandoned due to rain (against Canada). On the other hand, Afghanistan secured commanding victories over Uganda, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea before suffering a defeat against the West Indies.

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    Both teams feature a lineup of star spinners, setting the stage for an exciting clash. However, the prevailing concern among fans is the weather conditions in Barbados.

    Will it rain in Barbados?

    Weather.com indicates there is only a 10% chance of precipitation, meaning there is very little likelihood of rain affecting the game. The forecast predicts bright, sunny weather with partial clouds throughout the match, ensuring uninterrupted play. With important points at risk, this prediction is encouraging news for both teams.

    It's important to remember that since there isn't a reserve day planned for any Super 8s match, both sides will share points in the case of a washout. 

    Pitch Report:

    The ground at Kensington Oval is expected to be more favourable for spinners, which might lead India to employ a third spinner in addition to Axar Patel and Ravindra Jadeja. As such, one of the seamers might be left out to make room for Kuldeep Yadav or Yuzvendra Chahal. It seems likely that Mohammed Siraj might give way after Arshdeep Singh's performance in the tournament so far has exceeded him.

    Squads:

    India: Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Kuldeep Yadav, Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal

    Afghanistan: Rahmaah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Azmatullah Omarzai, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan(c), Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Mohammad Ishaq, Nangeyalia Kharote, Hazratullah Zazai.