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Afghan win will sharpen India WC bid: Chahal

24 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Yuzvendra Chahal says being pushed hard by lowly Afghanistan in the World Cup will boost India’s confidence for the rest of the tournament, reports AFP.

Virat Kohli’s India have swept all before them in England and Wales so far, beating South Africa, Australia and Pakistan and taking a point from an abandoned game against New Zealand. They are now third in the 10-team table, behind Australia and New Zealand, with the top four qualifying for next month’s semi-finals.

Saturday’s match against Afghanistan in Southampton was not expected to trouble second-ranked India but in the end they scraped home by just 11 runs.

“Obviously, most of the time when we bowl, our team has scored 340, 350 and especially when you score 240 and 230 there are some negative points and some positives,” said leg-spinner Chahal.