CWC19: Match 24, England vs. Afghanistan, Preview

Date: Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Time: 10:30 AM in England and 03:00 PM (IST)

Venue:  The Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester



Gulbadin Naib (Captain), Ikram Ali Khil, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan or Noor Ali Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, and Hamid Hassan.


Eoin Morgan (Captain), Jos Buttler, James Vince  or Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, and Mark Wood

Weather and pitch report

Manchester also expected to have a chilly day with cloudy and sunny periods alternating with each other. Rain unexpected to affect proceedings through match hours. The seam bowlers will enjoy the festoon with the new ball. They do anything above 300 will consider a par score for the team batting first.

Head-to-Head stats

Both the teams Afghans and British have gone head to head just once. They went through the World Cup 2015 couple clash at Sydney, which English is secure comprehensively by nine wickets

Preparations of England’s Batsmen

The batsmen Jason Roy and Eoin Morgan received the hamstring tears which are against the West Indies. But the Morgan is expected to recover ahead of the fight, and Roy ruled out for the other next two fixtures. Moreover, Joe Root is among the top five run-getters of the game with 279 runs. He, along with Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow will play a vital part against Afghanistan in the absence of Roy.

Preparations of England’s Bowlers

Jofra Archer, which takes nine wickets, is also the best bowler in the game so far. For the kind of form he is showing, and one should expect him to clatter the Afghans early on. The Mark Wood which takes seven wickets, Ben Stokes which takes five wickets. Further, the Chris Woakes which takes four wickets and they are the others in this bowling up the line who could cause difficulty to the Afghan batters

Preparations of Afghanistan’s Batsmen

After the failure of the hitters last time out, the Najibullah Zadran is likely to make a comeback in this encounter. But one among the Noor Ali Zadran or the Asghar Afghan might ask to warm the bench. In the meantime, critical top order batsmen including the Hazratullah Zazai and Rahmat Shah are expected to make some quick pace and provide significant contributions on Tuesday.

Preparations of Afghanistan’s Bowlers

Aftab Alam which takes three wickets, Rashid Khan which takes three wickets, and Mohammad Nabi which takes four wickets. They are all the best options for Afghanistan in terms of bowling. There is a lot of authority on Rashid, who is not able to deliver his best this season. He is tangle to make a mark against the English side.


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