World Cup matches rolling out day after day and today Australia will lock their horns against Afghanistan at County Ground in Bristol. This is the campaign opener for both the teams. Both are scheduled to play their 1st match in this World Cup 2019 which is being played in England. We are here to cover AFGH vs AUS Dream11 Team, Preview and Fantasy team for the 4th match of World Cup 2019.
After the warm-up matches, things have changed for Afghanistan. They crushed Pakistan in their 1st warm-up match and announced that their dominance for a factor that they cannot be taken lightly in World Cup 2019.
Australia had some light games in their warm-up matches. There they defeated the host as well as Sri Lanka in a consecutive streak of win. Australia looks out to be favorite after Steve Smith and David Warner coming back into the squad.
Afghanistan vs Australia, Match 4
County Ground, Bristol
6:00 PM, 1 June 2019
AFGH – 0
AUS – 2
Avg 1st inn score: 244
Avg 2nd inn score:216
Highest Total: 373/5 (50 Ov) by ENGW vs RSAW
Lowest Total: 92/10 (24.5 Ov) by ZIM vs ENG
Highest Chased: 359/4 (44.5 Ov) by ENG vs PAK
Lowest Defended: 182/10 (50 Ov) by NZ vs ENG
This venue is favorable for fast bowlers who teach a tough lesson to the batsmen on this ground. Bowl do likely swings in both the directions makes it difficult to score against the pacemen on this venue. Team winning the toss will look to bat first on this ground.
David Warner is confirmed to play against Afghanistan as the team coach has addressed the media saying that he has recovered from his injury.
Steve Smith will officially play his 1st ODI international, after finishing the ban that was imposed over him.
No more injury updates from the Australian team.
David Warner will also be playing his 1st ODI international game after getting relieved from his ban.
Mohammed Shahzad is fit to play in the campaign opener of Afghanistan in World Cup 2019, who got retired hurt in his 1st game against Pakistan.
Hamid Hassan joining the team makes their attack look more sharp and fine than before.
Presence of Mujeeb Ur Rehmann, Mohammed Nabi and Rashid Khan, this trio looks lethal when it comes to the strongest part of the team i-e- spin.
Afghanistan Squad: Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Gulbadin Naib (c), Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Najibullah Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Noor Ali Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Hamid Hassan
Australia Squad: Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey (wk), David Warner, Steven Smith, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendorff, Kane Richardson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa.
Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib (c), Rashid Khan, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb-ur-Raham, Dawlat Zadran.
Glenn Maxwell – A big all-rounder who is currently playing in a good form and will be an important player from the perspective of Australia. On his day, he can demolish any bowling line up with his wooden sword called willow whereas can be handy as a bowler when it comes to bowling in England.
Mohammed Nabi –Afghanistan all-rounder has earned his name as one of the most utility based all-rounder in World Cricket. In IPL he performed really well taking more than 8 wickets in a given number of matches. He has made them, win matches from critical situations. He has been doing the same for Afghanistan from last many years makes him a big match player.