But, the Indian team also has some weak links and topping that all is their weak bowling line up. Against the Afghanis, they might not take a huge stick, but when they play against major opponents, they would be majorly tested. Zaheer Khan is the only respected bowler from the Indian squad. In fact, in the shorter format of T20, the Indian team does not have any suitable bowler who instills fear among opponents. If the Indian team is to try out any experiments in the bowling line up, they can afford to do that against Afghanistan.
But, one should not take these minnows lightly. Afghanistan has been one of the best associate nations and can pose challenges to the Indian team, if not taken seriously. The Indian team would never forget the manner in which they exited the 2007 ICC 50 over world cup from the first round itself, where they lost their first match against Bangladesh and later on against Sri Lanka. They would not want a repeat performance.
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