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Super 8: Why is Mohammed Siraj not playing today’s India vs Afghanistan match?

Super 8: Why is Mohammed Siraj not playing today’s India vs Afghanistan match?

No, Siraj is in the playing XI in the India vs Afghanistan game. But why? It seems like India have come up with some surprise.

The day has arrived for the highly anticipated India Super Eight game. The Men in Blue are charged up after winning three consecutive games and are now in the Super Eight, facing the giant-killer Afghanistan at Barbados. Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first on the fresh surface. Also he has made a few changes, which came as a surprise to some.

No Mohammed Siraj in the playing XI

Rohit Sharma and company decided to bench Mohammed Siraj for this game at Kensington Oval, Barbados, as the pitch historically favors spin bowlers. This is why Kuldeep Yadav has been included in the mix. At the toss, Rohit Sharma took the mic and announced the playing XI for the match. Sharma said, ‘The track looks alright, but we don’t know how it’ll play. I feel it’ll get slower. It’s better than New York, where we won, which was more important. We need to adapt now. We’ve been here for 3-4 days and have practiced. One change: Kuldeep comes in for Siraj.

IND vs AFG: Playing XI

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