The third and final match of the India-Afghanistan Twenty20 series is taking place on January 17, 2024, at the legendary M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. With India already leading 2-0, the stage is set for Virat Kohli’s possible white and nostalgic return to the IPL stomping ground.
India won the toss and decided to bat first. India scored 104/4 in 14 overs.
All eyes will be on Kohli’s return to the RCB stronghold where he has etched his name in the cricketing legend. Expect an enthusiastic Bengaluru crowd to erupt in support of their local hero, wanting a classic Kohli masterclass.
India vs AFG TV Telecast and Live Streaming
TV: DD Sports, GeoCinema and Sports 18 will televise all three matches.
The JioCinema app and website will stream the matches live.
Afghanistan: TV: RTA Sports will broadcast the matches live.
USA and Canada: Willow TV (Sling TV subscription required)
Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, Bangladesh: Euro sports
Australia: Fox Sports
UK: BT Sports 3
Weather and climate:
The Chinnaswamy pitch is notorious for its short boundaries and flat batting board that promises high scores. Clear skies and pleasant weather are expected, contributing greatly to the potential run-fest.
In just four days after the third Twenty20, a huge chunk of this squad will be back in action, changing helmets in Hyderabad for a gruelling five-Test series against England, which runs through the second week of March.
But the real test of selection may be more than elusive. The two-month Indian Premier League (IPL) season begins after the England series. The high-octane domestic competition will be a breeding ground for World Cup fans, giving veterans and new talent a platform to prove their worth under pressure cooker situations.