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Updated October 10th, 2023 at 06:26 IST

India’s rise to sports super power is now inevitable after smashing performance in Asian Games

India put up a brilliant display in the 2022 Asian Games held in Hangzhou and won a total of 107 medals which was the highest ever in the history of the event.

Indian athletes after winning medals in various track and field events in the Asian Games 2022

Indian athletes after winning medals in various track and field events in the Asian Games 2022

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India has evolved in the field of sports in the last few years. Indian athletes have made the country proud and claimed glory in sports such as Hockey, Badminton, Chess, Wrestling and Athletics in the last two to three years. However, Hockey, Badminton and Wrestling have given India medals in the Olympics and various world sporting events, but Athletics, Shooting, Tennis and Chess have been some sports where India has evolved a lot in the past few years and the same performance was reflected in the recently concluded 2022 Asian Games. The Indian fans expected medals in sports such as Hockey and Wrestling, but it was Athletics and Shooting, which dominated India’s medals tally in the Asian Games 2022 with 29 and 22 medals respectively. 

3 things you need to know 

  • India won a total of 107 medals in the Asian Games 2022 held in Hangzhou
  • India’s Asian Games 2022 medals tally included a total of 28 gold medals 
  • This was India’s best-ever performance at the Asian Games and they crossed the 100-medal mark for the first time at the Asiad 

How is India’s Asian Games glory predicting a golden future at the 2024 Paris Olympics?

India won a record seven medals in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics which also included a gold in the Javelin throw by India’s ‘golden boy’ Neeraj Chopra. This was India’s first-ever gold medal in the track and field category and also the first-ever gold for India at the Olympics in any category. However, Neeraj showed other aspiring Indian athletes the way and path towards glory. Since then India has been the epicentre of attraction in almost every sporting event. The recent incident is of R Praggnanandhaa, who was almost on the verge of winning the Chess World Cup but lost to Magnus Carlsen. India also won a lot of medals in Shooting in the past few years and has shown significant growth in sports such as Swimming, Football, Tennis and many more events. With the Paris Olympics just one year away, India is expected to win a lot more medals in the upcoming global event. 

Even Indian Olympic Association chief PT Usha believes that India can win multiple medals in the 2024 Paris Olympics and its time for India to bid for the multisport global event. PT Usha said while speaking to PTI: 

After this record-breaking performance in the Hangzhou Asian Games, if our country’s athletes, coaches and national federations work hard, I feel we can win double digit medals in the Paris Olympics. We should bid for the 2036 Olympics. I am sure India will win more medals in the Paris Olympics than in Tokyo, and then, with the medals to show, we can host the Olympics. 

While IOA chief wants India to bid for 2036 Olympics, Indian Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra thinks that he is yet to reach his full potential and believes that the country has improved a lot in Athletics. Neeraj Chopra said during a media interaction: 

I’m sure there’ll be one more javelin thrower who will make the cut too. We did a 1-2 here. My dream is to see three Indian javelin throwers on the podium of a big event. We have improved a lot and athletes from other countries are feeling that India has arrived. On me personally, I have the World Championship, silver in Diamond League and now a gold in the Asian Games, I am very happy. 
 

(Indian shuttlers Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty after winning men’s doubles gold medal at the Asian Games 2022 / Image: PTI)

How can Athletics become the biggest game changer for India at the Paris Olympics? 

India finished fourth in the Asian Games 2022 medals and made a statement on the world stage by winning 107 medals. India proved their dominance in sports such as Badminton, Kabaddi, Tennis and Wrestling. Apart from these events, Athletics was a major boost for India in the 2022 Asiad and helped the country achieve its goal of winning 100 medals. However, India showed their dominance in Athletics at the 2023 World Championships when out of the top six Javelin throwers three were Indians. These included Neeraj Chopra, who won the gold medal, whereas Kishore Jena and DP Manu finished in the 5th and 6th place. Long distance runner Avinash Sable has also won medals in the long-distance running whereas India’s 4x100m relay team will also be India’s medal prospect in the Paris Olympics. 

Published October 8th, 2023 at 20:04 IST

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Updated October 10th, 2023 at 06:26 IST

England vs Afghanistan World Cup Live Score: Toss at 1:30 PM

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11: 22 IST, October 15th 2023

England: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes/Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Reece Topley

Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

11: 20 IST, October 15th 2023

The pitch in Delhi is a dream paradise for a batter with short boundaries. South Africa made 428 here and India chased down 272 in just 35 overs. So, another high-scoring match is awaited. It will be intriguing to see what transpires in the match.

11: 20 IST, October 15th 2023

It will be hot and humid in Delhi on Sunday. The maximum temperature is expected to be 35°C with a humidity level of 45 per cent. The wind speed will be around 11 km/h. Thus, the condition would be apt for a full game.

11: 19 IST, October 15th 2023

England and Afghanistan will face each other at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium. Toss will take place at 1:30 PM.

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Updated October 10th, 2023 at 06:26 IST

ODI World 2023: England vs Afghanistan playing XI, Weather, Pitch, Dream11 team, Fantasy Tips

Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan during ICC ODI World Cup 2023

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Defending champions England will take on Afghanistan in match no. 13 of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. So far England have won one and lost one, whereas, Afghanistan have lost both their encounters. On paper, England are the favourites but on their day Afghanistan can exhume a giant kill. So, with all to look forward to let’s take a look at some of the necessary information ahead of the match.

3 things you need to know

  • England vs Afghanistan: The match will take place at Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi
  • England lost their opening match against New Zealand
  • Afghanistan lost to India by 8 wickets

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Eng vs AFG: Dream11

  • Wicket-keepers: Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Rahmanullah Gurbaz
  • Batters: Harry Brook, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Najibullah Zadran 
  • All-rounders: Mohammad Nabi, Sam Curran, Azmatullah Omarzai 
  • Bowler: Rashid Khan

Eng vs AFG: Fantasy Tips

  • Rashid Khan always comes out as the consistent one from Afghanistan, thus, it would be a no-brainer to include him in the Dream11
  • Dawid Malan scored a scintillating century against Bangladesh. He might continue his fabulous run and, therefore, could be included in the Dream11
  • Joe Root is also one of the players who always gets runs for England. So, must be pushed as a fantasy pick

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ENG vs AFG: Weather Report

It will be hot and humid in Delhi on Sunday. The maximum temperature is expected to be 35°C with a humidity level of 45 per cent. The wind speed will be around 11 km/h. Thus, the condition would be apt for a full-game.

ENG vs AFG: Pitch Report

The pitch in Delhi is a dream paradise for a batter with short boundaries. South Africa made 428 here and India chased down 272 in just 35 overs. So, another high scoring match is awaited. It will be intriguing to see what transpires in the match.

ENG vs AFG: Probable XIs

England: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes/Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Reece Topley

Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi 

Published October 15th, 2023 at 11:26 IST

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Updated October 10th, 2023 at 06:26 IST

England vs Afghanistan Live Streaming: How To Watch ENG vs AFG WC Match Live In India, UK & US

England will face Afghanistan on October 15 in Delhi.

England will face Afghanistan on October 15 in Delhi.

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The England Cricket Team is set to face Afghanistan in the ICC ODI World Cup match on Sunday, October 15, 2023. England are currently fifth in the points table, and Afghanistan are at the bottom. England lost their opener to New Zealand but bounced back in their second match against Bangladesh. On the other hand, Afghanistan have lost both of their matches so far, losing to Bangladesh and India. 

3 things you need to know 

  • England vs Afghanistan will be played on October 15 in Delhi 
  • Afghanistan are yet to win a match in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 
  • England will look for a win to have a better standing in the table 

With the prelude set, let’s take a look at the important details regarding the England vs Afghanistan match. Know how to watch the live streaming of the match. Get hold of all the details of ENG  VS AFG.

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When is the England vs Afghanistan ICC ODI World Cup match?

England vs Afghanistan will clash in the ICC ODI World Cup match on Sunday, October 15, 2023.

What time will the England vs Afghanistan ICC ODI World Cup match start?

The ENG  VS AFG ICC ODI World Cup match will start at 2:00 PM IST on October 15. In the UK, it will commence at 9:30 AM local time. In the US, it will start at 4:30 AM ET.

What is the venue for the England vs Afghanistan ICC ODI World Cup match?

Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, will host the England vs Afghanistan ICC ODI World Cup match.

Where to watch the England vs Afghanistan ODI World Cup match LIVE in India?

The England vs Afghanistan ICC ODI World Cup match will be telecast LIVE on STAR Sports 1, STAR Sports 1 HD and STAR Sports 1 Hindi HD.

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How to watch the England vs Afghanistan ICC ODI World Cup match live streaming in India?

The England vs Afghanistan ICC ODI World Cup match will be streamed live on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website.

Where to watch England vs Afghanistan ICC ODI World Cup match LIVE in the UK?

England vs Afghanistan ICC World Cup match will telecast live on Sky Sports in the UK.

Published October 15th, 2023 at 11:21 IST

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