ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Afghanistan vs Australia | Match Preview

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Afghanistan vs Australia Match Preview

The 4th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played between Afghanistan and Australia on Saturday, 1 June.

Australia from being darkhorse at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, has peaked and peaked high to emerge as the title favorites in the build-up to the  ICC Cricket World Cup 2019  tournament. The team whitewashed Pakistan and defeated India before welcoming back Warner and Smith into their  ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 squad.  Also, Australia a record of winning 5 ICC Cricket World Cups.

On the other hand, Afghanistan has emerged to be an inspiring story in world cricket. Over the past 1 year, the team have competed for a dramatic match against India in Asia Cup tournament, defeated Scotland, Ireland and even Pakistan in the build-up to the ICC Cricket World Cup

Venue

The 4th match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Afghanistan and Australia will begin at 06:00 pm IST at County Ground, Bristol on Saturday.

Squads

Afghanistan : Gulbadin Naib (Captain), Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Noor Ali Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Shahzad,  Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hazratullah Zazai.

Australia: Aaron Finch (Captain), Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey, Adam Zampa, David Warner,  Nathan Coulter Nile, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff, Kane Richardson, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc.

Key Players of the Match

Afghanistan: Samiullah Shinwari, who already scored 1737 runs and took 45 wickets, is just 5 wickets away to complete his 50 wickets in ODI. After taking 5 more wickets in ODI Samiullah will be the 2nd Afghanistan player to score 1000 plus and also to take 50 wickets in ODI.

Australia: Mitchell Starc, the left-arm pacer is just 5 wickets away to complete 150 wickets in ODI. Mitchell has played 75 ODIs till the date in his entire cricket career, except former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq who played 78 ODIs, no bowler has achieved this feat.

Live Telecast

The live TV broadcast of ICC World Cup 2019 match between Australia and Afghanistan will be available on Star Sports, Star Sports 1HD, Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 HD Hindi, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu and Star Sports 1 Bangla.

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