By now, India is sitting pretty in the top three in the 2019 Cricket World Cup points table by winning the #IndVsAfg on 22nd June 2019. However, that does not take away the intensity of the Afghanistan Team in any way. They might be immature due to lack of experience, but it is a skilful team that is capable of springing up a surprise or two before the end of the tournament. Talking of the Indian team, it is already winning hearts with their exemplary playing skills. As the #WC2019 heat is on, so we thought that it would be a great idea to match the robust cricketers' personalities with powerful cars. Take a look!
Mohammad Nabi – Honda BRV – A car with a studious look
By profession, Mohammad Nabi is a professor in a college. However, there lies a cricketer with a tremendous set of brains behind the scholarly look. The Honda BRV is the ideal match for this wonderful all-rounder from Afghanistan. Honda BRV is available in 16 variants, of which the diesel-engine driven vehicles deliver excellent mileage in the range of 22 kmpl.
The highlight of the car is its refined petrol and fuel-efficient diesel engines. Some of the petrol variants come equipped with an automatic transmission CVT to deliver a comfortable driving experience. The high ground clearance of this SUV gives it an imposing personality. Mohammad Nabi similarly towers over his teammates.
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Vijay Shankar – Mahindra Marazzo – A Tough boy image
If Mohammad Nabi is a professor, Vijay Shankar could well qualify to be one of his students. The latest entrant to India's one day team has already distinguished himself with a first-ball wicket against Pakistan. Vijay Shankar looks studious but has a tough interior that matches up to Mahindra SUVs. Mahindra Marazzo is the latest model to roll out from the Mahindra stable. One look at the car is enough to convey the message that no one should mess around with it.
It comes equipped with a unique cruise control system that allows you to set the pace on long drives between the second and the fifth gear. Vijay Shankar displays a similar attitude when bowling as well as batting. The smart rear parking sensors along with moving cameras, make this car an alert one. Similarly, Vijay Shankar is a livewire on the field because of his alertness.
Rashid Khan – Renault Captur – A Talismanic Car
Rashid Khan is Afghanistan's talismanic player. He is the only player from Afghanistan who can walk into any of the other nine participating teams of the ICC World Cup 2019 straight away. For an Afghan, he has a small build, but he compensates it with his performance. The Renault Captur also looks like a small car, but its excellent drive quality can give the larger cars a run for their money. The R17 Crystal Cut Alloy wheels exude a stunning look to enhance its overall appearance.
Rashid Khan is a smart player capable of outfoxing the best batsmen with his leg-spinners and googlies. The Captur comes with similar features like 'Smart Access Card' that allows you to lock/unlock, release the boot, and helps locate your car in the crowded parking lot. Renault Captur comes with an excellent navigation system, thereby making it the most advanced of all Renault cars. Similarly, Rashid Khan is the most experienced of all Afghanistan players.
Kedar Jadhav – Ford EcoSport – It’s different
Kedar Jadhav is the perfect utility player in the Indian side. Apart from being a free-flowing stroke maker, Kedar is a part-time wicketkeeper who can roll his arm over quite effectively. In other words, he is a true all-rounder, very much similar to the Ford EcoSport. The six-speed transmission system, along with paddle shift technology makes it easy to handle the Ford EcoSport. It is a smart car in the sense as it comes with a touch-screen SYNC 3 system that works with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Moreover, it has excellent safety features like ABS, EBD, TCS, six airbags, and parking assistance by SYNC 3. On top of it, the Ford EcoSport comes with a world-class 1.5-litre Ecoboost engine and is available at an exciting price. It is an all-rounder in the real sense.
Mujeeb-ur Rehman – Toyota Land Cruiser – A powerhouse performer
Mujeeb-ur Rehman might be just out of school, but he can send the shiver up the ranks of the top batsmen in the world. Very rarely you will find a spinner opening the bowling in one-day matches. Mujeeb does it regularly and with significant effect. The Toyota Land Cruiser is a powerhouse performer in a similar mould.
The Dynamic Radar Cruise Control feature uses radar waves to maintain the ideal distance between it and the vehicle in the front. It is a vehicle for all roads and seasons as its 4-wheel ABS automatically adapts to challenging surfaces. Similarly, the pitch does not make any difference to Mujeeb, as he has always proved to be a handful for the best opening batsmen in the world over the years.
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Mohammad Shami – Volkswagen Polo GTI – Smooth sailing
With Bhuvaneshwar Kumar injured, Mohammad Shami could well open the bowling for #IndVsAfg in the #WC2019. Shami is an exciting bowler to watch when he is in full flow. The Volkswagen Polo GTI displays similar qualities, as it is a treat to drive the car when it cruises along on the highways, unmindful of the traffic around it.
The powerful motor, along with excellent safety features like Hill Assist, ESP, ASR, ABS, and six airbags make it one of the smoothest cars to drive. The 7-speed DSG helps the car attain a top speed of 233 kmph, one of the fastest in its segment. Mohammad Shami is also deceptively quick, as he can rattle the opposition batsmen with his searing thunderbolts.
Considering the form that the Indian team is in at present, this match against Afghanistan seems like a no-contest. However, Afghanistan does have the team to make it tough for the rampaging Indians. Keep watching the game and wait for our next batch of cars. Watch out the complete ICC World Cup 2019 teams schedule to stay updated.