IND vs AFGH Dream11 Team, Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Floundering India head out scouring for an elusive win in a bid to keep their qualification soiree alive.
For years now, India’s footballing arena has failed to see even the slightest bit of improvement and the flabbergasting nature of the setup has gone onto continue in the World Cup Qualifiers as well. Despite getting the support the side were bereft of, the team left the country’s ardent supporters yearning for meaningful performances in Group E.
What makes for especially dismal viewing is that despite being accorded with worldclass facilities for some year now, this is a side which has only regressed rather than been a progressive outfit. The team has unravelled in the World Cup Qualifiers, failing to register a single win in the three matches they are played till now to find themselves languishing and crumbling in their quest of making it to the ensuing round.
Currently in fourth place in the group with a mere two points from three matches which includes a disgruntled and lacklustre 1-1 draw against Bangladesh the last time around, India know things aren’t going to get any easier for them today when they clash heads against Afghanistan. They are up against a side who despite being ranked 149th in the world are placed above India in the group, having managed to win the one match out of their three outings.
“The climatic condition in Dushanbe is very different from what we have experienced in India at this time. It’s very cold and mercury level drops to closer to sub-zero,” India’s Igor Stimac said prior to the match.
Probable Playing 11
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Rahul, Adil Khan, Anas, Mandar Rao Desai, Raynier Fernandez, Anirudh, Sahal Abdul Samad, Udanta Singh, Ashique Kuruniyan, Sunil Chhetri
Ovays Azizi (GK), Hassan Amin, Haroon Fakhruddin Amiri, Najim Haidary, Farzad Ataee, Noor Husin, Adam Najem, Farshad Noor, Norlla Amiri, Faysal Shayesteh, Zubayr Amiri
World Cup Qualifiers
Match: Afghanistan Vs India Group E
Date And Time: 14th November, Thursday- 7:30pm IST
Venue: Central Republican Stadium, Tajikistan
Television: Star Sports 2/HD
- Arminder Singh, Adil Khan, Brandon Fernandes, Raynier Fernandez
- Ovays Azizi, Hassan Amin, Faysal Shayesteh, Zubayr Amiri
Top Goal Scorer
- Raynier Fernandez
- Zubayr Amiri
IND vs AFGH Dream11 Goal-Keeper
We are going in with India’s Gurpreet Singh-Sandhu for today’s encounter with India bound to yet again rely on their defensive setup to try and salvage a fruitful result for the side, one which will begin with their shot stopper.
IND vs AFGH Dream11 Defenders
The likelihood of this being a drab affair is a very high proposition, a fixture where both the sdes end up playing out a 0-0 draw. Both have made for dismal viewing, two units who have completely faltered on the attacking front, seeing us roll in the four defenders for this upcoming mach.
We begin with India’s Adil Khan with the player’s header saving India from what would have been a hugely embarrassing defeat against Bangladesh. The 88th minute goal saw India save themselves from succumbing to a win and emerging unscathed from the fixture to make him our first choice alongside Mandar Rao Dessai.
Elsewhere, Afghanistan have been resilient, showing perseverance, resolve, fortitude, determination and resistance and infront of an Indian side that has scored just twice in three matches, the likelihood of the side keeping a cleansheet is a good one. It sees us pick out a duo from the side as well, one composed of Farzad Ataie and Hassan Amin.
IND vs AFGH Dream11 Midfielders
His good performances in the ongoing Indian Super League see us make India’s Raynier Fernandes the first player to be inducted into our Dream 11 setup of the day. The player is an enigmatic performer, someone whose enterprising nature to transition the ball from defence to attack and gallop his way into the opposition’s side of the park makes him a crucial pat of India’s gameplan. He is partnered up by Brandon Fernandes while form Afghanistan we are moving in with a trio of players.
All of the names from the side are of the attacking persuasion, players who’ll be looking to capitalise on an Indian setup which has managed to shut out opposition’s just once in its three matches. In Faysal Shayesteh, Norlla Amiri and Farshad Noor, we are opting for names who’ll be looking to pepper and perturb India with a slew of shots and craft a hoard of attacking plays.
IND vs AFGH Dream11 Strikers
Zubayr Amiri from Afghanistan comes in to wrap up proceedings for us for this imminent clash and bring an end to our Dream 11 side of the day.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We have decided to opt for Raynier as our captain for this one while Adil is selected as the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.