India wins the toss and decides to bat first against minnows Afghanistan in the 7th warm-up match of the ICC World Cup 2015 being played at the Adelaide Oval on February 10, 2015 at 9.00 AM India Time (3:30 AM GMT).
With many things changed since the last World Cup, defending champions India have some serious competition in the tournament this time, although their knock with Afghanistan should be easy, unless some catastrophe happens.
Star Sports network & Doordarshan will telecast the match in India on channels Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 4, Star Jalsha Movies, Star Vijay, Asianet Plus, SS HD 1, and SS HD 2.
PTV Sports & Ten Sports will have broadcast for fans in Pakistan, while three channels – Maasranga TV, Bangladesh TV and Gazi TV will telecast in Bangladesh. Follow the Ind vs AFG live cricket score.
In Sri Lanka, matches will be live on SLRC, while Sky Sports will have the rights for showing matches in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland. In Middle East & North Africa, the matches will be live on OSN Sport Cricket & SuperSport.
Watch the live streaming of 7th Warm up match between India and Afghanistan on Star Sports official website.
Although the key matches will be available for live streaming on Star Sports, the warm up matches won’t be available live.
India has always been great in ODIs and has relied on its openers to strike the right partnership. However, with the last loss to Australia by 106 runs, Indian batsmen will not be taking it easy.
What remains a concern for the team is the bowling, which has faced concentrated criticism from most corners. After not managing to win even one match in the triangular series, skipper Dhoni’s concerns should be high.
In fact, the Indian skipper had issues with his own form. Adding to the woes, Ishant Sharma had to be replaced by Mohit Sharma due to fitness issues, while injuries loom over other batsmen on the top order, as well.
For debutant Afghanistan, things are bright because this is their first attempt, and they have the experience of Mohammad Nabi to rely on. Aftab Alam and Shapoor Zadran will be players to watch for, along with Dawlat Zadran.