England, the tournament favorite and also the host of ICC World Cup 2019 would be locking horns with Afghanistan in Match 24 of the world cup tournament at the Old Trafford in Manchester. The host team has already faced Afghanistan during their warm-up match of the World Cup at Kennington Oval in London, last month.
However, presently, the Morgan led side is slightly at an advantageous position over Afghanistan. The host team has already aimed for the two vital points from today’s match. On the other hand, Afghanistan is grappling to find their footing in the World Cup tournament. The Afghans have lost all their games. On the other hand, England faced defeat in the hands of Pakistan in Nottingham but crushed South Africa, West Indies, and Bangladesh.
The hosts belong to the top four of the points table and the Afghans are in the last spot zero points in their kitty. Well, England obtained their six points from the last four matches.
1.Hosts team, England might be bringing in some of their experienced players into the team in place of injured Morgan and Jason Roy. James Vince might be taking the place of Jason as a backup opener.
2.Joe Root is also in great form, already having scored a couple of centuries.
3.Ben Stokes remains an important member of the team and some magic is expected from him.
4.Jos Buttler’s role will be important as he’ll lead the team, provided Morgan can’t continue to play.
1.In the ICC World Cup 2019, the Afghans have presented a dismal show. They have failed to deal with the striking bowling from their oppositions as their batsmen have failed to find their cut.
2.Afghanistan dropped their best batsman Najibullah Zadran from the previous game. Hence, it’s likely that he would be called back for the match against England.
3.Skipper Rashid’s role is important for the match against England.
Afghanistan can take inspiration from Pakistan and Bangladesh to beat a powerful team like England. However, one won’t be surprised if England beats the Afghans.