England vs Afghanistan Match today is the 13th match of the ICC World Cup 2023. and this match will be played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. This match will be a match for both the teams as the defending champions England, who brought their campaign back on track after the embarrassing defeat in the first match, registered a big win on the basis of their all-round performance in the World Cup match against Afghanistan here on Sunday. Will try to improve the run rate and on the other hand Afghanistan team would like to win their first match.
England will try to improve net run rate against Afghanistan
England did not have a good start in the tournament and had to face defeat by 9 wickets against New Zealand in the match to be played in Ahmedabad on October 5.
However, the Jos Buttler-led team made a good comeback by defeating Bangladesh by 137 runs in Dharamshala on Tuesday. Against New Zealand, it was not batting but bowling that was a matter of concern for England.
Then their bowlers Chris Wokes, Wood, Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid looked normal in front of Conway and Rachin Ravindra. But in the next match against Bangladesh, England showed improvement in every department. Presented a strong example of the strength of his team by performing well.
The England team will expect a good start from its opener batsmen to a big score on the flat pitch of Arun Jaitley Stadium. This is a relatively small stadium and in all the matches played here till now, big scores have been made.
Apart from captain Butler, Hary Brook and Liam Livingstone also Will be desperate to make a useful contribution in the middle order. In the last match, England included Topley in the team in place of Moeen Ali. His decision proved to be right because the left-handed batsman took 4 wickets after taking 43 runs in 10 overs in the last match against Bangladesh.
Will Afghanistan be able to win its first match?
As far as Afghanistan is concerned, the morale of their players has gone down after losing two consecutive matches. Afghanistan had to face Bangladesh in the first match by 6 wickets and then in the second match, it lost to host India by 8 wickets. However, there are talented players in their team and He will try to do the first-world reversal of the tournament, although this task will not be easy for him.
England vs Afghanistan Match: Pitch Report
Generally, Arun Jaitley Stadium is useful for spinners and slow bowlers, especially in the second innings, but due to the arrival of black soil pitch, now the batsmen seem to have the upper hand.
Also Read: World Cup 2023 Schedule: All Teams and Squad list, Stadium list
England vs Afghanistan Match: Wheather Report
There is no possibility of rain which will hamper the match. The humidity is expected to be 39% and the wind is expected to blow at a speed of 11 kilometres per hour, which will not have any impact on the game.
Head to Head
There have been 2 ODI matches between England and Afghanistan so far and England has won both of them, the last match was played in the World Cup in 2019 in which England scored a massive 397/6 and won it by 150 runs. The other match was in 2015 when England won by 9 wickets in the DLS method. Both the matches were played in World Cups.
England vs Afghanistan Match: Probable Playing XI
Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (C), Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan ,Najibullah Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Fazalhaq Farooqi.
England: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Jos Buttler (C & WK), Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Reece Topley, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, and Mark Wood.
England vs Afghanistan Match: When, where and How to watch
The England vs Afghanistan Match will be live on Indian television via Star Sports Channels. Indian viewers can also enjoy free live streaming of these matches on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website. The match will start live from Arun Jaitley Stadium at 2:00 p.m.