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ICC World Cup Predictions: Afghanistan vs. Australia

In the World Cup 2015, Australia gained the title for the fifth time, the first team to do that. They will enter the tournament with good confidence after recording a historic 3-2 win in India and a 5-0 clean sweep against Pakistan in the past. On the other hand, Afghanistan has won only a single match in the World cup 2015 against Scotland. But the scenario has changed with the years, now two Afghanistan bowlers, Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi has two of the occupy space in top three all-rounders in the ICC's ODI rankings. The team has already shown its caliber in the warm-up match against Pakistan. 

Pitch Conditions

Venue: County Ground, Bristol

The ground has witnessed some tremendous one-day matches. The track has generally been bowler friendly where the bowl swings which troubles even the best batsman. Captain winning the toss will look to bowl first so that bowlers can make the most of the swinging conditions.

Total Matches played: 18

Matches won batting first: 7

Matches won batting second: 9

Weather Conditions

It will be a fine, dry, and warm day with all sunshine and little wind. During the day time, the temperature will hover around 23 degrees Celsius, and as the match will progress, it will start to dip down. The humidity will be above 75 percent. 

Team Analysis: Afghanistan

With the presence of some quality players like Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi in the squad, Afghanistan side is looking good. No injury issue is revolving around the team. 

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

Team Analysis: Australia

The recent reports suggest that David Warner is fit for the match. So, now no injury concerns are revolving around the team.

Full squad: Aaron Finch (capt), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa.

Both team’s probable playing XI



Aaron Finch ( C )

Gulbadin Naib ( C )

Steve Smith

Mohammad Shahzad (wk)

David Warner

Noor Ali Zadran

Glenn Maxwell

Rahmat Shah

Usman Khawaja

Hashmatullah Shahidi

Alex Carey (wk)

Asghar Afghan

Marcus Stoinis

Rashid Khan

Jason Behrendorff

Mohammad Nabi

Pat Cummins

Dawlat Zadran

Mitchell Starc

Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Nathan Lyon

Aftab Alam

Player to vouch for:

AustraliaSteve Smith

Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad

Standings in ICC ODI points table

Australia – Fifth spot with 109 points

Afghanistan – Tenth spot with 63 points 

Head to Head in World Cup

Total matches played-1

Australia win-1

Afghanistan win-0

Let’s see what happens in the upcoming faceoff between Australia and Afghanistan. Whether Australia will register a comprehensive victory or Afghanistan will stun everyone with their performance. 

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