The World cup is finally here. It’s the tournament that we get to see after every four years. This year’s world cup will be played in England & Wales in a Round-Robin tournament format.
We will be seeing Afghanistan entering the world cup for the first time and will encounter the defending champions Australia on 1st June at County Ground in Bristol. Australia has won the World Cup five times and Afghanistan entering this world cup as the newbies in the tournament.
Pitch Report & Toss Prediction for AFGH vs AUS:
The ground has generally been more bowler-friendly than most, with five-wicket hauls from 17 games (one of which was abandoned without a ball bowled) a notably high mark. More recently there have been plenty of runs, inevitably, with England smashing the West Indies all around the west country two years ago. West Indies will be pleased not to see Bristol on their 2019 itinerary having played four games here previously and lost the lot.
Australia has played a lot of international matches in terms of ODI and T20 so they are used to all kinds of pitches. The track will be a part to worry for the newcomers in the competition, they will have to keep up their bowling game at its top, as we can say its a bowling track and captains will go for bowling if they win the toss. So here the toss can just turn the match predictions.
Afghanistan Team News:
The team will be playing their first ever World cup. Gulbadin Naib will lead the side. Afghanistan has quality bowlers like Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman and Md Nabi. Not only that but they are also having good strikers like Mohmad Shezad in their side.
Australian Team News:
Steve Smith and David Warner are back in the squad just in time for the World Cup, Although Aaron Finch will be the captain. A very balanced team with a deadly bowling attack and dependable top order. Adam Zampa will be a key player in the bowling attack.
Predicted Playing 11 for Australia-
Khawaja, Warner, Smith, Finch, Maxwell, Carey, Stoinis, Starc, Cummins, Coulter-Nile, Zampa.
Afghanistan Team news:
All the players have entered new to the squad, while some experienced players on board as Rashid who is the back of the bowling line up for the team. The team is led by Gulabdin Naib who is the captain of the team.
Predicted playing 11 for Afghanistan:
Gulabdin Naid, Shazad, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran
He will be playing as the key bowler in the squad. He will be playing his first ever World cup and would want to make a mark in the first match itself. His good form in the side will boost the confidence of the rest of the team. We predict him to take a wicket in this match.
After having brilliant Ipl season he would want to the same in this tournament. He will look to get off a good start and score in the Powerplay and get a century. He is also been familiar with bowling of Nabi and Rashid as they have played in the same side in the IPL.
Our Cricket Match Prediction for AUS Vs AFG:
Afganistan is the underdog in this tournament who look very promising but we think that the Aussies will prove to be too powerful for them.