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ENG vs AFGH Dream11 Team | Afghanistan vs England | 2019 Cricket World Cup Match Prediction

By Savya Sachi

The 24th fixture of ICC World Cup 2019 will be played between England and Afghanistan at Old Trafford, Manchester on Tuesday.

Talking about England, they are running right defeating South Africa, West Indies, Bangladesh by a massive margin. The only defeat they witnessed was against Pakistan by 14 runs.

Afghanistan, on the other hand, is the only team in the tournament who have failed to collect a single point in the points table. They have lost all their matches and are lying last in the points table.

Afghans need to come up with all new tactics and strategies. It would be interesting to see if they somehow manage to demolish England in their home ground.

Toss Update:  England won the toss and elected to bat first.

England changes:

James Vince comes in for J Roy.

M Ali comes in for Liam Plunkett.

Afghanistan changes:

Dawlat, Najibullah and Mujeeb are playing

Aftab, Zazai and Hamid are not playing

From Guide (last five matches):

England: W, W, L, W, W

Afghanistan: L, L, L, L, L

When and Where:

ENG vs AFGH, Match 24th, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Monday, June 18, 2019

3:00 PM IST

Old Trafford, Manchester

Weather, Pitch and venue stats
The pitch at Old Trafford usually offers a suitable condition to the pacers, but the current pitch it a bit brown which is an advantage for the spinners.
The weather on the match day is said to be cloudy with 20% chances of rain.
Last ODI at this venue: Pakistan 212/6 lost to India 336/5

Bangladesh team news:
  • Bangladesh made one changes in their previous game.
  • They dropped their top scorer Najibullah Zardan and replaced him by Asghar Afghan.
  • There are doubts whether Bangladesh would replace Asghar who scored a duck in the last game and bring back Zardan for some attacking display against England.
  • Rest no changes is expected from Bangladesh side.

England Team News:
  • The main man Jason Roy and Eion Morgan may miss the upcoming clash against Afghanistan.
  • Jason Roy is suffering from a hamstring niggle and has been ruled out for this week.
  • Morgan experienced soreness in his back during the last game.
  • James Vince might make his debut in the world cup in place of J Roy.
  • There are chances that M Ali makes his name in the playing 11 list who was benched in the last two games.


X-Factors:

Rashid Khan’s talent has compelled all the cricket pundits to make him their point of discussion.  You can be an X-factor at this pitch as it offers a lot to the spinners. Although, he only has three wickets in his pockets currently but, Rashid is capable of reading the batsmen mind and could easily trick them.
He could add valuable runs with the bat coming lower order and this makes him a perfect X-factor that any team would want to have.
Jos Buttler is the batsmen who can help England break the jinx this time a the World Cup.  Buttler could definitely be a potential game-changer in tough conditions.
He is also regarded as Mr. 360 alongside Ab de Villiers and has scored the fastest century for England in ODI. At present, Buttler has scored 185 runs in three innings with the highest being 103. He averages 61.66.

Squad:

England:

Eoin Morgan (c), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Dawson, Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Joe Root

Afghanistan:

Gulbadin Naib (c), Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan and Mujeeb ur Rahman

Probable playing 11:

England:

Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood

Afghanistan:

Rahmat Shah, Noor Ali Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Ali Khil(w), Gulbadin Naib(c), Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Dawlat Zadran

ENG vs AFGH Dream11 Team Prediction

Fantasy picks from England:

Jofra Archer: Jofra Archer would definitely trouble the Afghans with his pace. He has bagged 9 wickets so far in four innings and has an economy of 4.73.

Joe Root has been in exceptional form so far. He has scored 279 runs in 4 innings at an average of 93.00. You cannot afford to miss him. You can choose him as your captain.

Ben Stokes: Ben Stokes is one reliable English player who has scored 118 runs in 4 innings with the best being 89 runs. Not only with the bat, but he has also bagged 5 wickets in 4 innings at an economy of 5.17.

Fantasy picks from Bangladesh:

Hazratullah Zazai could only manage to score 22, 34 & 30 in three matches for Afghanistan, but if he gets back in his form, then he could destroy all line and lengths of every bowler.

Najibullah Zadran has scored maximum runs for Afghanistan. Scoring 98 runs in three matches at an average of 33 is pretty acceptable. He could be really effective for his upcoming fixture.

You cannot afford to miss M Nabi as he is one important asset for Afghans. At present, he has for 4 wickets in his pocket and holds an economy of 4.4. You can choose him as your vice-captain.

Since Plunkett is out of England’s playing 11, you can go for Mooen Ali.

H Zazai misses out, so you can go for Rahmat Shah.

Savya Sachi

Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life - B J King

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