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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England vs Afghanistan head to head and preview

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  • The match will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network from 3:00 pm
  • The previous match between the two teams was played in the 2015 World Cup in Sydney

Sports desk The 24th match of the World Cup will be played on Tuesday between hosts England and Afghanistan in Manchester. Both teams will face face-to-face on the England ground for the first time. Both England and Afghanistan will be the fifth match in this tournament. The hosts are fourth in the points table with three wins. At the same time, the Afghan team has not won a single match so far. That number is 10th in the table.

The problem for the English team is that its two main players Jason Roy and captain Eoin Morgan are injured. Jason will not play in two or three bouts. At the same time, Morgan’s decision to play will be taken before the match. On the other hand, Afghanistan’s team will also play without injured wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad. Ikram Ali Blossom, who came to replace Shahzad, managed just 11 runs in two matches.

England-Afghanistan head-to-head
teams will face face-to-face in ODIs four years later. England won by nine wickets in the World Cup match played in Sydney last time. Both teams will face one-on-one in ODIs. This is Afghanistan’s fourth match in Afghanistan. Earlier, he had to face defeat in all the matches.

Weather and pitch report: Manchester is likely to have very little rain. The temperature will be around 14 to 18 degree Celsius. The toss winning team would love to bat first. Spinners can get help from the wicket. Last time here in the Indo-Pak match, the team that batted first scored 300+ runs.

Root: The strength of England which is included in the top batsmen of the world, Root has performed well in this tournament. He scored 279 runs in four matches at an average of 93. During this two hundred centuries. The strike rate of the route is 97.55. He scored an unbeaten 100 against the West Indies in the last match. The team won by 8 wickets.

Jopra Archer, who played for the first time in the World Cup for England, has taken 9 wickets for the team. Three times in 3 matches in the match. Archer’s economy rate is also better in all the bowlers of the team. He scored from an economy rate of 4.74. During this time his bowling average was 18.33.

England’s Weakness 
Spinners proved to be expensive: The team included two main spinners, Adil Rashid and Moin Ali. Rashid got the chance to play in all four matches. They could only take 2 wickets. At the same time, Moin got only four wickets. In the case of the most economical bowling, both spinners are behind the fast bowlers. Moin got 5.65 and Rashid gave an economy of 6.15. Behind them, there are only Chris Volks (6.85).

Afghanistan’s strength 
Out-of-form batsman: Any batsman from Afghanistan has not been able to score 100 runs in this World Cup. Most 98 runs have been made by Najibullah Jadran. Apart from them, all batsmen are below 80 runs. If he bats first in front of a strong batting line-up like England, then he will have to make more runs. At the same time, he may have to pursue a big goal in the run chase. In such a situation, the team will have to bat together and get better batting.

Rashid Khan, the world’s best leg spinner at the present time, is the most important member of the Afghanistan team. They are also capable of batting alongside bowling. However, in this tournament he has taken only 3 wickets in 4 matches so far. The team will be expected to perform better than the Rashid. The whole team’s bowling is dependent on them. They have to take wickets and also have to stop the run, so that other bowlers can also get success.

Afghanistan’s weakness did not turn into a good start to a big score: Many team members got a good start against South Africa in the last match. Hazratullah Jajaiyyya 22, Noor Ali Zadran finished with 32 runs. Both could not change the good start in a big innings. Rahmat Shah 6 and Hashmatullah Shahidi scored 8 runs.

Both teams are 
England: Eoin Morgan (captain), Jason Roy, Johnny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Moin Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jopra Archer, Adil Rashid, Tom Karan, Mark Wood, James Vince, Liam Dawson.

Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib (Captain), Aftab Alam, Asghar Afgan, Daulat Jadran, Hamid Hassan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Jajai, Mohammed Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad, Mujib ur Rehman, Najibullah Jaderan, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, Samiullah Saturday

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