The highly anticipated second match of the three-match T20I series between India and Afghanistan is set to take place at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on Sunday, January 14. After a convincing 6-wicket victory in the first match, India will be looking to seal the series with another win. On the other hand, Afghanistan will be determined to bounce back and level the series before the decider in Bengaluru on January 17.
Holkar Stadium Indore Pitch Report
The Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore is known for being a batter's paradise, thanks to its shorter boundaries and flat nature of wickets for white-ball cricket. The most recent T20I at the venue witnessed South Africa defending a score of 227, emphasizing the high-scoring nature of the ground. The average first innings score of 210 further highlights the batsmen's dominance in Indore.
Indore Weather Forecast on January 14
According to the weather forecast, the matchday in Indore is expected to be hazy, with a maximum temperature of 22°C at the start of the match and 17°C at the closing stages. Fortunately, there is no threat of rain, ensuring an uninterrupted match. However, there may be some dew in the later stages, which could have an impact on the game.
Holkar Stadium T20I Stats and Record
The Holkar Stadium has hosted three T20I matches so far, with India emerging victorious in two of those encounters. The team batting first has had more success at this venue, winning two matches compared to one when chasing. The highest team total at the Holkar Stadium is 260/5 by India against Sri Lanka in 2017, while the lowest team total is 142/9 by Sri Lanka against India in 2020. The highest successful chase stands at 144/3 by India against Sri Lanka in 2020. The average first innings score at the venue is 210.
India vs Afghanistan T20I Head to Head Record
India and Afghanistan have faced each other six times in T20Is, with India emerging victorious in five matches and one match ending in a no-result. India has had the upper hand in both batting first and chasing scenarios, winning three matches batting first and two matches chasing. The highest total for India against Afghanistan is 212, while the highest total for Afghanistan against India is 158.
India vs Afghanistan 2nd T20I Details
The second T20I between India and Afghanistan will take place on Sunday, January 14, with the match scheduled to start at 7 PM IST. The match will be broadcasted on Sports 18-1 SD & HD and Colors Cineplex. For online viewers, JioCinema will provide live streaming of the match for free.
With the stage set for an exciting encounter at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore, both teams will be eager to make their mark. Will India continue their winning streak, or will Afghanistan bounce back and level the series? Cricket fans around the world eagerly await the outcome of this thrilling T20I clash.