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T20 World Cup 2021, India vs Afghanistan (Super 12): Here's how Team India warmed-up on matchday eve (WATCH)

On Wednesday, India is in a must-win situation against Afghanistan in its Super 12 clash of the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup. On the eve of the matchday, Team India sweat it out at the nets, and here's how.

ICC T20 World Cup 2021, India vs Afghanistan (Super 12): Here's how Team India warmed-up on matchday eve (WATCH)-ayh
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates, First Published Nov 3, 2021, 12:51 PM IST
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It's a do-or-die situation for India on Wednesday, as it takes on Afghanistan in its Group 2 Super 12 tie of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Having lost its opening couple of games, a loss here would end India's campaign right away. So, how is Team India preparing for this clash?

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As usual, it took to the nets in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, ahead of this vital clash. In a video shared by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the senior-most batting duo of skipper and vice-captain, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, sweated it out with the bat. They were seen playing all kinds of shots.

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While Rohit primarily relied on straight drives and stepping somewhat down the track, Kohli played a mixture of holding his ground and driving it straight, along with his exquisite cover drives, as bowling coach Bharat Arun bowled at the two by taking turns. The two hit the deliveries quite a distance. Watch the video below.

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Meanwhile, the pitch is likely to stay batting-friendly throughout, with the game being played in Abu Dhabi. However, being an evening game, the toss is again expected to play an essential factor. Keeping the dew factor in mind, the teams would look to chase, with the batting second team winning almost every occasion.

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However, India is expected to see this through, even if it bats first. It has a historical advantage over Afghanistan, with the former beating the latter on both instances in the format to date. All the ties have been held in the competition itself. Nonetheless, The Afghans have produced outstanding performances this term, and the Indians won't have it easy this time. Also, India's added pressure of being in a must-win situation puts Afghanistan at an advantage.

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