Watch Warm Up Match Live Streaming - Ind vs Afg and Ire vs Scotland
We asked a cricket fan "will India win against Afghanistan?". He replied "maybe yes, no guarantee though!". His response represents the view of almost all the cricket fans because the team looks completely out of form. The team is under fire since their dismal performance in the tri-nation series. Adding to the pain, Indian lost badly to Australia in the first warm up match. They will now face Afghanistan in their second and final warm up match while we have another warm up game lined up today - Ireland vs Scotland. One may not guarantee a result, fair enough; but we guarantee some quality cricket today. Watch ICC cricket world cup warm up matches live streaming and telecast on Star Sports in India with live Hindi, English, Malayalam, Bengali, Tamil and Kannada commentary.
India vs Afghanistan warm up match live telecast and streaming will begin at 9:00am IST, 3:30am GMT and 14:30pm local time. The other match between Ireland vs Scotland will also begin at the same time.
India will lock horns with Afghanistan at Adelaide Oval while the Ireland vs Scotland warm up match will be played at Blacktown Olympic Park Oval at Sydney.
Fortunes changed drastically for India under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. Probably India witnessed the most glorious period under him. After 2011 world cup win the team continued to dominate ODI cricket. But last two months have been a litmus test for the team. The team has been win-less and under fire.
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It is highly disappointing to know that Indian bowling hasn't yet settled since last two years. Captain is clueless on whom should he play and whom should he rest. Above all the batsmen seem out of form, sans Ajinkya Rahane. The team relies a lot on Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma.
Team Afghanistan has raised from an unknown state to recognition in last two years. They qualified for T20 world cup followed by Asia Cup and now ICC Cricket world cup 2015. You never know the bowling conditions may favour the pacers of Afghanistan more than the Indian team. Although Afghanistan team may not match the cricketing standards of Indian team, still we may witness some quality game out there at Adelaide Oval.
The other warm up match between Ireland and Scotland guarantees some excitement as both the teams are equally matched. Ireland would start off as favourites in this match but Scotland too are capable enough to provide good resistance.
Ireland won 12 out of 16 matches against Scotland. But in the last two matches, the numbers are even steven. While numbers mean a lot, the result would speak the whole story at the end of the day. While we would keep you updated with previews and reviews of all the matches, do not forget to tune into Star Sports for the live action!