England takes on minnows Afghanistan in the ICC World Cup 2019 with injuries threatening to derail their campaign. A host of players including skipper Eoin Morgan and opener Jason Roy may not feature for the Three Lions. Jos Butler who himself had a hip trouble a few days ago will likely draft in as the English captain. The challenge at hand is Afghanistan, a team yet to win a game in the tournament which may not trouble England much. If we look at their head to head record, the two teams have played a solitary game in the fifty over format so far which the hosts won. A look back at their only meeting in ODI cricket. England vs Afghanistan Cricket Score 24th ODI Match.
England vs Afghanistan – 13th March 2015 – Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney – England Won by 9 Wickets
The two teams met in the last World Cup in Australia, a game marred by rain. Afghanistan batting first could only bat for 36.2 overs before their innings was called off due to the downpour. They were poor with the bat getting to a total of 111/7. In the second innings, England were set a target of 101 in 25 overs. Ian Bell’s half-century ensured England won by 9 wickets. England vs Afghanistan ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Weather Report: Check Out the Rain Forecast and Pitch Report of Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester.
England vs Afghanistan, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match 24 Video Preview
This game is an ideal opportunity for the English team to test their bench strength as Afghanistan have been poor so far. The lack of quality players in the team is hurting Afghanistan who are getting the reality check on the big stage.