The eighth warmup game of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played between the hosts England and Afghanistan at Kennington Oval, London. This will be the final warm-up game for both the sides ahead of the start of the ICC World Cup 2019 Campaign.
Afghanistan secured three wickets win over Pakistan in their first game and will be looking to get going but the hosts will be a tough nut break. The hosts suffered a narrow 12 runs drubbing against Australia in their first game and are expected to come stronger against Afghanistan.
While England thumped Pakistan by 4-0 in the recently concluded ODI series, it will be interesting to watch them line up against the spin attack of Afghanistan. Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan took 5 wickets collectively and were the game changers against Pakistan.
England vs Australia, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, 8th Warm-up match
27th May 2019, 3:00 PM IST
Kennington Oval, London
The conditions will be once again overcast throughout the game. The swing bowlers will be definitely getting some help from the surface. Expect the team winning the toss to bowl first.
Avg 1st inn score: 247
Avg 2nd inn score: 213
Highest Total: 398/5 (50 Ov) by NZ vs Eng
Lowest Total: 103/10 (41 Ov) by Eng vs RSA
Highest Chased: 322/3 (48.4 Ov) by SL vs IND
Lowest Defended: 241/10 (49.4 Ov) by PAK vs Eng
Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Gulbadin Naib (c), Hazratullah Zazai, Samiullah Shinwari, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Aftab Alam, Najibullah Zadran, Hamid Hassan
Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Mark Wood, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Ben Stokes, Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Liam Dawson, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Eoin Morgan
Hazratullah Zazai and H Shahidi were the key contributors with the bat. H Zazai blasted 49 runs off 28 deliveries Hashmatullah Shahidi scored an unbeaten 74 runs against Pakistan.
In bowling, M Nabi, R Khan and D Zadran will be the key. The trio bagged seven wickets in total against Pakistan.
M Nabi was the most successful bowler for the side returning with 4-49 and also scored 34 runs with the bat
James Vince scored a swift 64 while Chris Woakes scored a crucial 40 before getting run out
Jos Buttler is in great form. He scored a quick-fire fifty in the previous game on the back of a century in ODIs against Pakistan
In bowling, Liam Plunkett finished for 4-69