A chance to go top of the ICC World Cup 2019 team standings presents itself to England as they take on team Afghanistan side that presently occupies the bottom position in the table.
Struck by a series of injury setbacks, England will hope to get the blend right when they take on the low-positioned however lively Afghanistan in their offer draw nearer to a semi-final compartment at Emirates Old Trafford, in Manchester on June 18.
The hosts are struggling with fitness issues, the most recent being captain Eoin Morgan leaving the field with a back fit during the game against the West Indies. Opening batsman Jason Roy was likewise forced off the field during a similar match because of a tight hamstring. Himself in uncertainty for the match Morgan demanded there is no compelling reason to hit the frenzy catch at this time.
In the event that Morgan isn’t completely fit, bad habit chief Jos Buttler is probably going to lead the team which gloats of a solid seat quality that incorporates any semblance of Tom Curran and Moeen Ali. In the wake of enduring a stun misfortune to Pakistan, England have their demonstration together, exceeding expectations in every one of the three departments and the hosts will need to keep riding on the triumphant momentum.
Then again, Afghanistan will be anxious to post their first win in the progressing 50-over showpiece. Playing in their second World Cup, the base set Afghanistan lost every one of the four of their matches till now to South Africa, Australia, Sri Lanka and New Zealand individually.
In any case, the players from the war-torn country can take certainty from the way that they nearly pulled off a success against Sri Lanka. The main concern will be batting as Afghanistan are yet to play out 40-plus overs in any of their games.
ENGLAND: James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Jos Buttler (c/wk), Ben Stokes, Tom Curran, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer
AFGHANISTAN: Hamid Hassan, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Noor Ali Zadran, Aftab Alam, Gulbadin Naib (c), Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Hazratullah Zazai
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Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Rahmat Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood and Abdul Rashid.
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When and what time will the England vs Afghanistan match in ICC World Cup 2019 take place?
The England vs Afghanistan match in ICC World Cup 2019 will take place on June 16, 3:00 PM IST. The toss will take place half an hour early at 2:30 PM IST.
Where will be the England vs Afghanistan match in ICC World Cup 2019 held?
The England vs Afghanistan match in ICC World Cup 2019 will be held at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester.
Which channel will telecast the England vs Afghanistan match in ICC World Cup 2019?
The England vs Afghanistan match in ICC World Cup 2019 will be aired live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 HD Hindi, Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2HD.