An injury-hit England will next take on a depleted Afghanistan in the 24th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 which will be played at the Old Trafford in Manchester. With Jason Roy already out for at least a week due to a hamstring injury, the team management has some headaches on the fitness of skipper Eoin Morgan ahead of this clash.
As far as Afghanistan is concerned, they have thoroughly disappointed so far with the way they have played. At the start of the competition, they were expected to produce some upsets which have definitely not happened so far.
Can this be the game where Afghanistan produce something relevant and topple England or will an injury-hit England continue with their winning ways? The answers will be revealed later in the afternoon.
England vs Afghanistan
Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
Time: June 18, 03:00 PM
The surface would be the same which was used in the India vs Pakistan contest. The ball will grip here which means the spinners will definitely come into play. Both teams have some quality spinners in their side and it would be interesting to see what will be the approach of the two captains while finalizing their team combination.
Highest Total: 336/5 (50 Ov) by IND vs PAK, Highest Chased: 286/4 (53.4 Ov) by ENG vs NZ
Lowest Total: 45/10 (40.3 Ov) by CAN vs ENG, Lowest Defended: 221/8 (60 Ov) by ENG vs NZ
Matches Played: 01
England won: 01
Afghanistan won: 00
No result: 00
Also Read: ENG vs AFGH Dream11 Prediction
England: Eoin Morgan (c), Liam Plunkett, Jos Buttler (wk), Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Liam Dawson, Ben Stokes, Mark Wood, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, James Vince.
Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib (c), Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Noor Ali Zadran, Hamid Hassan, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi.
#1: Spinners doing the damage
With the surface expected to grip the ball, the spinners can make some vital contributions. Here, the teams we are going to provide will feature the spin strength of both sides.
#2: Possible injury and other replacements
#3: An unorthodox combination