Fans can watch the India vs. Afghanistan cricket match and see if the Indian squad can turn around its fortunes in the last opportunity to tune things up before the World Cup starts.
The Indian team is on a slump dating back to the start of its series to Australia that began early this year. The Indian squad faltered in a Test series, then finished the Tri-Series with Australia and England without a single win.
The squad had a chance to reverse the momentum in its first warm-up, a match against Australia, but instead was crushed in a 106 run loss.
Now India will try again, with its last warm-up match coming on Tuesday. The team faces Afghanistan in Adelaide, with the match starting at 2 p.m. local time (3:30 a.m. GMT).
Those who watch the India vs. Afghanistan cricket match live online will see an Indian team trying to maintain their confidence. Captain MS Dhoni said the Indian team always seems to step up their play when it matters most.
“Well, I know how to cook. There’s a very fine line, especially if you do barbecue, you can understand that,” Dhoni said in Adelaide. “But when we went and played the Champions Trophy we were in a similar situation like this, and the guys stepped up, and that’s what I feel is important in the ICC tournaments. If you see the past, there have been quite a few teams that do really well in the ICC tournaments.”
Dhoni continued, “They may not be the best of teams when it comes to the bilateral series, but they have always stepped up when it comes to the ICC tournaments. What we have seen is how you rise to an occasion like this and how you take the confidence forward to something that’s more important and somewhat different to a bilateral series.”
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