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.
James Vince comes in for J Roy.
M Ali comes in for Liam Plunkett.
Dawlat, Najibullah and Mujeeb are playing
Aftab, Zazai and Hamid are not playing
England: W, W, L, W, W
Afghanistan: L, L, L, L, L
ENG vs AFGH, Match 24th, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Monday, June 18, 2019
3:00 PM IST
Old Trafford, Manchester
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
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
Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood
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
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.