England vs Afghanistan: A month ago, England pursued down 161 in 17.3 overs versus Afghanistan at the Kennington Oval in London, however it was a warm-up match of the 2019 World Cup. Presently, the two groups are again set to bolt horns, this time in the principle round of the uber occasion at the Old Trafford in Manchester. They have played four matches every up to this point in the competition and have had differentiating fortunes.
The Afghans are the present basement occupants, having lost every one of their diversions. The Brits slipped to a destruction because of a resurgent Pakistan in Nottingham yet moved over South Africa, Bangladesh, and the Windies. They are set fourth in the focuses table and another triumph would take them to the highest point of the stepping stool. It’s a given that England is the firm most loved to win the experience.
There is a base possibility of downpour in tomorrow’s down and that is a bit of satisfying news for the fans and the players. The mists will be there all through the match, however it won’t result in a deluge. The temperature will be in the middle of the 14 degrees Celsius and 18 degrees Celsius. The dampness won’t be on the higher side with the numbers during the 70s.
The India-Pakistan match had a better than average batting strip and a track of similar sorts can be normal even this time around. In any case, the deck likewise helped the spinners somewhat and that is the place Rashid Khan may become possibly the most important factor. Groups may select to bat first subsequent to winning the hurl.
The Three Lions have several damage concerns. Jason Roy pulled his hamstring and he didn’t bat in the last game. He has been led out of the following two matches and James Vince comes in his place being the reinforcement opener. There are likewise questions over the wellness of Eoin Morgan, who has a back fit. He has a 50-50 shot of making the appearance. Moeen Ali didn’t play the last match and he might be restricted in if Morgan doesn’t play.
Jonny Bairstow has begun appearing of his foreboding self. Joe Root is likewise in colossal structure, having just scored two or three centuries. Ben Stokes remains a pivotal individual from the side too. Jos Buttler’s job will be vital as he’ll lead the group, if Morgan doesn’t make the cut. Leggie Adil Rashid needs to pull his socks up as he has surrendered keeps running at 101.50 and got just two wickets.
James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C)/Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.
The Afghans may bring back Najibullah Zadran, their driving run-scorer of the competition so far. The southpaw, all things considered, would supplant previous skipper Asghar Afghan, who got this show on the road out for a five-ball duck versus the Proteas. The accomplished Noor Ali Zadran has two or three respectable thumps added to his repertoire and he’ll be quick to change over his begins. Hazratullah Zazai likewise should be somewhat more reliable.
Rahmat Shah needs to capture his droop in the wake of scoring eight in his last three innings. Mohammad Nabi had one great match with the ball, grabbing four wickets. Aside from that, he hasn’t had the option to convey. Captain Gulbadin Naib has been inauspicious also from all offices. On what is by all accounts a turning track, Rashid’s job will be basic. Hassan, Alam, and Dawlat need to execute also.
Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan/Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Gulbadin Naib (C), Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan
Plausible Top Performer
Jonny Bairstow – England | Rahmat Shah – Afghanistan
Television – Star Sports
Match Timings – 15:00 IST; 10:30 neighborhood