England vs Afghanistan Match Prediction, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Team Preview, Pitch Report, and Playing 11

Get ready for an exciting match as England faces Afghanistan in the ICC World Cup 2023. Preview, player insights, and match details for this epic cricket encounter.

England vs Afghanistan will be the 13th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, and it can be a one-sided match in favor of England as they are superior in terms of skills and talent.

England won their last match quite easily against Bangladesh by 137 runs, and it was all about Dawid Malan’s innings as he scored 140 runs in 107 balls, letting the England team set a score of 364. The bowling unit of England was being smacked out of the park in their first match against the New Zealand side as they were not able to out two or more wickets, but in the last match against the Bangladesh side, they took 10 wickets and the best performer from the bowling side was Reece Topley, picking four wickets in 10 over spell.

Afghanistan had a decent batting performance in their last match against India, where they were able to make 272 runs, which was a decent total, but the pitch was quite flat, making the Indian team chase down the total quite easily in just 35 overs, and it was Rohit Sharma show who scored 131 runs in 84 balls made him the fastest century scoring batter as an Indian team.

When and Where To Watch England vs Afghanistan 13th ICC World Cup 2023 Match

MatchEngland vs Afghanistan 13th ICC World Cup Match, 2023
Date & TimeOctober 15th, 2023, Saturday, 2:00 AM IST
VenueArun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Where to WatchDisney Hotstar

England will be the favorite to win the match against Afghanistan as they won the last two matches against them quite easily.

Player Injury Report For England vs Afghanistan 13th ICC World Cup Match

There is no injury concern for any team, but doubts over whether Ben Stokes will play or not.

England vs Afghanistan Head-to-Head ODI Record

Match Played2
England Won2
Afghanistan Won0

Weather Conditions For England vs Afghanistan 13th ICC World Cup Match

The weather will be sunny and clear, which will make all the fans happy.

Pitch Report of Arun Jaitley, Stadium In England vs Afghanistan Match On October 15th, 2023

Match Played30 Matches
Batting first won18 Matches won
Batting second won15 Matches won
Average 1st innings scores231 Runs
Highest Team innings total428/5 by RSA
Lowest Team innings total99/10 by RSA

Arun Jaitley Stadium Pitch has been a bit of a mystery, as even in the match between Sri Lanka and South Africa, both teams scored around 700+ runs. That clearly shows it is a batting paradise for the batters and hell for the bowlers, but one of the pitches in the stadium offers a heavy spin. If that pitch is used, then Afghanistan will give India better competition. In the last match between India and Afghanistan, that pitch was quite flat, and there was not much bowling assistance.

Team Preview Of England

England’s side might make a few changes in their next match because it is not going to be a very tough challenge, but there can be no changes as they already lost their first match, and every point is crucial for them.

Stokes can come into the team in place of Harry Brook, who has not had a good time on Indian pitches and kept failing to score. However, England is the only team with eight all-rounders who can do both things with great skill.

Important players for the England Team in the match against Afghanistan

1- Root has been the player for the England team who always comes and performs when needed most, and in India, he does have a great record, which he showed in the World Cup as he scored 159 runs in 2 matches with an average of 79.50. The last time he played against Afghanistan, he scored 88 runs and can score a century in the next match.

2- Dawid Malan was brilliant against Bangladesh, as he scored 140 runs and had a 63.14 average in his last seven matches. He will be one of the key players for England and can be the top scorer for them.

3- Reece Topley can be the pace bowler who can take wickets with his amazing swing bowling and bouncers, which he did in the last match against Bangladesh, where he took four wickets.

Team Preview Afghanistan

Afghanistan needs to do better with the bowling unit as they are going to play against England on the flat surface of Arun Jaitley stadium in which they played against India, who thrashed them quite easily. There might be some changes in the Afghanistan team, as their bowling unit is not as strong as it is on a flat surface.

Important players for the Afghanistan Team in the match against the England Team

1- Rahmanullah Gurabz can be the key batter for Afghanistan as he scored 420 runs in the last ten matches with an average of 42, but he is not a consistent performer.

2- Ibrahim Zadran is one of the most technical batters Afghanistan has ever had and was amazing against India when he hitted three fours against Siraj, who is the World rank 2nd bowler in the ODI.

3- Rashid Khan took two wickets against India and also scored a handy 15+ runs, but he needs to step up as the star performer because he did not perform well in the last two matches.

England vs Afghanistan: Probable Playing 11 of England

Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Reece Topley

England vs Afghanistan: Probable Playing 11 of Afghanistan

Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

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