The 4th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be played between Afghanistan and Australia at the County Ground in Bristol.
The match starts at 1:30 PM local time (12:30 PM GMT).
Afghanistan are playing their second World Cup and after shocking Pakistan in the warm-up encounter will face a daunting challenge from Australia in the tournament proper. They will be tested to the hilt in this mega event and the Asian side looks ready to put their best foot forward. Australia are also high on confidence after playing a number of warm-ups and David Warner and Steve Smith will be raring to make their official comeback in the yellow jersey
As for the team combinations are concerned, Dawlat Zadran and Hamid Hassan are likely to be the two genuine pacers alongside the skipper Gulbadin Naib. The spin-trio of Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi will also be crucial for Afghanistan. Warner is fit and will open the innings while Usman Khawaja is likely to make the cut ahead of Shaun Marsh.
ICC World Cup 2019 Australia vs Afghanistan Pitch Report & Weather Report:
Last warm-up match was played at this venue and the Windies went on to smack 421 runs. The small boundaries are going to keep the batsmen interested in hitting big shots. Having said that, the ball might turn in Bristol which beings Afghanistan into the game big time.
Average first innings score: 295 (Last six completed One-Day matches (including World Cup warm-ups)
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 3; Lost – 3
Being cloudy has become the norm of this World Cup it seems. There will be around 70% cloud cover during the match and the temperature will hover around 23 Degrees Celsius while it will come down to 19 Degrees Celsius in the evening. There is no rain in the forecast.
ICC World Cup 2019 Australia vs Afghanistan Team News:
ICC World Cup 2019 Australia vs Afghanistan Probable Playing XIs:
Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib (c), Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Aaron Finch (c), Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa.
ICC World Cup 2019 Australia vs Afghanistan Live streaming
The game will be live on Star Sports. Live streaming available on Hotstar.
ICC World Cup 2019 Australia vs Afghanistan Result & Highlights
- Australia won by 7 wickets .