Afghanistan have drawn the short straw to meet defending champions Australia in their opening World Cup 2019 encounter. The Australians, five-time World Cup champions, will overwhelming favourites against the Afghans, playing their second World Cup. Afghanistan will be hoping for a brave performance and anything past that would be shocking when the two sides meet on Saturday.

Afghanistan vs Australia Match details:

Afghanistan vs Australia

When: June 1, 2019

What time: 6.00 PM IST

Where: Bristol

Stadium: Bristol County Ground

Defending champions Australia have persevered through a tumultuous past year however the Aaron Finch-led side are peaking at the right time and are viewed as one of the favourites in the 50-over showpiece event.

Subsequent to edging out hosts India 3-2 in a five-match ODI series in March, Australia welcomed back Smith and Warner with open arms as they came back from one-year bans.

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