The ICC World Cup 2019 hosts England cricket team will confront a minnow Afghanistan cricket team at Old Trafford, Manchester on Tuesday, 18 June, in the 24th match of the tournament and the Eoin Morgan-led side would hope to win by a major edge to merge their situation in the ICC World Cup 2019 Points Table. Old Trafford facilitated the high octane India versus Pakistan match on Sunday, June 16.
England are at the fourth spot in the points table with 6 of every four matches while Afghanistan is at the base without a point in the same number of matches.
Struck by a series of injury setbacks, England will hope to get the blend right when they take on the low-positioned however lively Afghanistan in their offer draw nearer to a semi-final compartment at Emirates Old Trafford, in Manchester on June 18.
The hosts are struggling with fitness issues, the most recent being captain Eoin Morgan leaving the field with a back fit during the game against the West Indies. Opening batsman Jason Roy was likewise forced off the field during a similar match because of a tight hamstring. Himself in uncertainty for the match Morgan demanded there is no compelling reason to hit the frenzy catch at this time.
In the event that Morgan isn’t completely fit, bad habit chief Jos Buttler is probably going to lead the team which gloats of a solid seat quality that incorporates any semblance of Tom Curran and Moeen Ali. In the wake of enduring a stun misfortune to Pakistan, England have their demonstration together, exceeding expectations in every one of the three departments and the hosts will need to keep riding on the triumphant momentum.
Then again, Afghanistan will be anxious to post their first win in the progressing 50-over showpiece. Playing in their second World Cup, the base set Afghanistan lost every one of the four of their matches till now to South Africa, Australia, Sri Lanka and New Zealand individually.
In any case, the players from the war-torn country can take certainty from the way that they nearly pulled off a success against Sri Lanka. The main concern will be batting as Afghanistan are yet to play out 40-plus overs in any of their games.
The England-Afghanistan clash is the 24th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The match will happen at The Old Trafford Stadium in Greater Manchester. The match will begin at 3 PM IST today. It will be communicated live on StarSports arrange. Online watchers can logon to Hotstar for all the real to life.
ENGLAND: James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Jos Buttler (c/wk), Ben Stokes, Tom Curran, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer
AFGHANISTAN: Hamid Hassan, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Noor Ali Zadran, Aftab Alam, Gulbadin Naib (c), Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Hazratullah Zazai
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