Afghanistan To Tour India For Three-Match T20I Series From 11 To 17 January. Confirmed by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on November 21. Afghanistan will embark on a tour of India for a three-match T20I series in January 2024. This marks the inaugural bilateral white-ball cricket series between India and Afghanistan, outside of the T20 World Cup, ODI World Cup, and the Asia Cup.
The series will kick off at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on January 11. Followed by the second match at Holkar Stadium in Indore on January 14. The M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore is set to host the third and concluding game on January 17.
Although Afghanistan and India have encountered each other in several Asian Cricket Council (ACC) and ICC events, this series signifies the inaugural occasion where these nations will compete in a multi-match white-ball series. Despite having faced off in five T20I matches previously. India has emerged victorious in all encounters.
Afghanistan made a recent visit to India for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, achieving the 6th position on the points table with notable wins against England, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. Gaining attention for their impressive performance in the recently concluded ODI World Cup 2023. Afghanistan secured a noteworthy victory over the 2019 50-over champions, England, with a convincing 69-run margin.
Additionally, they overcame two formidable Asian opponents, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Confirmed by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on November 21, Afghanistan will embark on a tour of India for a three-match T20I series in January 2024.
In terms of batting, Afghanistan showcased a commendable display during the tournament, led by Ibrahim Zadran and Azmatullah Omarzai as their top run-scorers with 376 and 353 runs respectively. Captain Hashmatullah Shahidi, along with batsmen Rahmat Shah and Rahmanullah Gurbaz, contributed 310, 320, and 280 runs respectively. While they fell short of reaching the semi-finals, they secured qualification for the 2025 Champions Trophy.