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India’s Cricket Team Eyes Historic Whitewash in T20I Series Against Afghanistan

A unique distinction could be the result for the Indian cricket team in the final match of their T20I series against Afghanistan. Led by Rohit Sharma, India has already bagged the series with victories in the first two matches. A final win in Bangalore, however, would see India outplay their opponents in all matches of the series – a record feat in the shortest format of cricket. A victory on Wednesday will take India’s whitewash tally to 9, surpassing Pakistan to become the first team ever to achieve that. News comes from the source of Reader Wall.

Seeking Perfection in T20 Template

Having already secured victory in the series, India will be looking to improve their T20 performance, particularly expecting skipper Rohit’s batting prowess to shine in the final match of the series. This will be India’s last T20 game before the World Cup in June, hence the team management will aim to maintain their intensity to ensure a victory.

Previous Performances

Their previous two victories brought identical six-wicket wins, with the team displaying aggression throughout. Their radical approach was evident in their chase for hefty totals in both matches, a departure from their usual approach to build momentum for a late surge. This new aggressive strategy was reinforced by Shivam Dube and Virat Kohli.

Having been on a break from T20I for 14 months, Kohli made an impressive return, scoring at a strike rate of 181 at the second game. Virat efficiently handled Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, commanding the game rate. This contrasted with his usual slow-move against spin, taking the opportunity to contribute to India’s aggressive approach.

Building on Personal Success

Dube, returning to the “Indian blue” after a three-year gap, mirrored the aggressive approach, surprising Afghanistan with his powerful shots. Yashasvi Jaiswal too showed potential with a quick half-century in the previous game. Reader Wall’s sources indicate that India will likely see a continued strong performance from these three players.

Rohit’s Setback

Rohit, however, has not been able to shine so far, getting run out in the first match, and misjudging the pace of Fazalhaq Farooqi in the second game, leading to his dismissal. However, his less-than-stellar performance is not a concern for the management, who are instead looking for a strong innings from him in the final match.

Potential Changes in the Batting Order

The Indian cricket management may contemplate introducing Kuldeep Yadav and Avesh Khan in the final match to diversify the playing field. The wicketkeeper Batsman Jitesh Sharma might also be given a rest, whereby the alternative batsman, Sanju Samson, can gain some playtime.

Afghanistan’s Struggle

Throughout the course, Afghanistan demonstrated capability but lacked the conversion to win. A strong performance from opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz could prove vital in driving the scoreboard since his contribution has historically been significant to the team’s success. An opportunity to play at the Chinnaswamy Stadium would potentially favor him, boosting Afghanistan’s morale for their future fixtures against Sri Lanka and Ireland.

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