Looking at the recent ICC World Twenty20 outcomes will leave you with only one question: What is India's deal? The "Men in Blue" were the tournament's favourites a few weeks ago before the competition kicked off.
India vs Afghanistan is a highly anticipated game considering the regional rivalry between these countries. Before India played and lost to the consistent Pakistan team, the two were the biggest enemies in every cricket competition.
India (55%) vs Afghanistan (45%)
However, Pakistan seems to have pulled away, and now India can only be matched with a new rival, Afghanistan.
Of course, India is our favourite in the upcoming India vs Afghanistan game. Still, they were also considered a threat in the Pakistan and New Zealand matches, which they surprisingly lost.
India vs Afghanistan H2H experiences
There is not much data to base a relatively strong argument about either team's higher chance of winning. As history has proven, India will always be considered the team to succeed in any cricket match. They are clinical, precise, and motivated to challenge their opponent more at any stage.
Unfortunately, that's not what many expect as we head to the India vs Afghanistan match. India seems quite distracted, and there is a real chance that the Afghan team might frustrate our expectations.
The biggest win in the head-to-head encounters involved India vs Afghanistan test match of 2018. India won by over 200 runs, a victory which is historical and indeed remains in our memories.
But this India vs Afghanistan t20 match has a different narrative. Afghanistan is currently second on the ICC World Twenty20 table, with 4 points gained from 2 wins and one loss. India has lost its first two ICC t20 matches which doesn't mean a thing because today is their best chance to recover from the lack of form.