25th September(Tuesday) Dubai: India will play under Ms. Dhoni Captainship against Afghanistan today he will complete his 200th ODI match as a captain at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. So the man in form Rohit Sharma rests today and Ms. Dhoni once again takes the reins.
Toss: Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat first, and they decided to put runs on the board so that their bowlers can defend it. Skipper Ashgar said - ''We will bat first. Today, the wicket might spin. We would like to put runs on the board and apply pressure. We have made two changes. Samiullah and Ihsanullah are not playing. Najibullah and Javed Ahmadi come in. We played well, but we lost two games. It's part of the game. Today we will look to play confidently.''
Indian skipper Ms. Dhoni said - ''We were looking to bowl first. Quite a few changes. Both the openers are missing, Bhuvi, Bumrah, and Chahal are also missing. Everybody who hadn't played in this tournament gets a chance. They are part of the 15 and are representing India.
Chahar, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Khaleel Ahmed, and Siddharth Kaul comes in whereas 5 players will rest today, both openers, Seamers Bumrah, and Bhuvi and Yuzvendra Chahal.
India is already into the finals, so this match will not affect anything for finals.
INDIA- Lokesh Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Siddarth Kaul, Kuldeep Yadav, K Khaleel Ahmed
AFGHANISTAN- Mohammad Shahzad(w), Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan(c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman