India and Afghanistan to go head-to-head in Delhi today

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The highly-anticipated India-Afghanistan clash is all set to take place at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium today.

Talking about their previous games, India got a rather comfortable victory over Australia in their opening game, dismissing the latter for 199 runs.

Moreover, KL Rahul and Kohli’s significant partnership sealed the deal for India as they won in a comfortable fashion.

Meanwhile, India is already a contender to lift the World Cup for a third time and fans want them to.

On the other hand, Afghanistan had a poor outing against Bangladesh in their opening game of the tournament.

Posting only 156 runs, they didn’t get much as Bangladesh chased down the target with ease.

So, as fans expect a good game of cricket between the two sides today, it is ideal that we take a look at the pitch and weather conditions in Delhi.

The good news for today is that there are no chances of rain and the temperatures will go up to a maximum of 36 degrees Celsius and in the evenings, it will drop to 30 degrees Celsius.

Additionally, there is also going to be plenty of sunshine throughout the game which is good news for fans.

Newly laid pitches have become a bowler’s nightmare in Delhi; India-Afghanistan to have a good game

As we all know, Delhi’s pitches have always tended to be on the slower side and aided spinners and slow pacers.

Recently, before the start of the ODI World Cup, the pitches were reworked by the ground staff and curator.

The new surfaces in Delhi are generating good bounce and offering ample assistance to batters rather than bowlers.

Additionally, the dew factor is another thing to keep in mind in today’s game which will trouble the fielding side.

However, the previous game between South Africa and Sri Lanka saw the Proteas score the highest-ever total.

Therefore, it suggests that the pitch will once again play out in the favour of batters rather than bowlers.

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