MATCH PREVIEW FOR ENGLAND VS AFGHANISTAN
Afghanistan faces a stern test in their opening fixture of the tournament. They face the white ball giants, England. The England team is very powerful and are the favorite for the title. The Afghanistan team lacks quality pacers on their side. They heavily rely on their spinners to win their matches. They do not have a batting lineup that can consistently score around 160 runs. But many of their players have the experience of playing in Australia.
The Asian emerging team Afghanistan will lock horns against the last year’s semifinalists England on 22nd October, Saturday. The match will take place at the Perth Stadium in Perth. The contest will start at 4:30 PM IST.
Match: England vs Afghanistan
Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth
Date and Time: October 22, 4:30 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Hotstar
The pitch is perfect for batting. The quick pitch results in the bowl coming onto the bat very nicely and the batsmen can hit through the line. The Pacers get most of the wickets at this venue. The ball swings in the initial overs, but later on it’s the batsmen who enjoy playing here. The weather is cloudy hence, it will assist the fast bowlers.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI
DJ Malan, AD Hales, MM Ali, LS Livingstone, Ben Stokes, Harry Brooks, Chris Woakes, Jos Buttler(C), AU Rashid, Mark Wood, TS Mills
Najibullah Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani, Mohammad Nabi(C), Azmatullah Omarzai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Rashid Khan
The English Cricket team is very powerful and destructive. The spirited Afghans will have to play exceptionally well to beat them. England started as the favorite in their opening match.
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