Beleaguered Afghanistan will face an in-form England in a do-or-die encounter of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The match no 24 between the hosts and Afghanistan (ENG vs AFG) will be played at the Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester on June 18 (Tuesday). While England are placed fourth in the points table and are among the hot favourites to make it to the last four stage, Afghanistan, with defeats in all of their four matches are nearing an early World Cup exit. Having faltered after showing promises in each of their four games, the Gulbadin Naib led side, will have registered the World Cup 2019’s first major upset if they manage to topple England in their own backyard. Meanwhile, if you are looking for the weather report and rain forecast of West Indies vs Bangladesh match CWC 2019, scroll down below for all the required details. England vs Afghanistan Cricket Score 24th ODI Match.
The weather in Manchester is expected to be overcast with light showers expected during the afternoon. A report from accuweather.com also predicts steady rain in the final two hours of the match. But overall, the conditions will be cloudy throughout the match. It rained in the early hours of Monday but Manchester also saw the sun in the evening. England vs Afghanistan, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Preview: Winless AFG to Face Confident ENG.
Weather in Manchester
Pitch Report: India scored 336 batting first against Pakistan in the opening match of CWC19 at Old Trafford. The same pitch will be used for the England vs Afghanistan (ENG vs AFG) game. Kuldeep Yadav and Imad Wasim were the two best bowlers from both the sides on Sunday and therefore Rashid Khan and Adil Rashid will potentially play an important role in the encounter. Eoin Morgan in the pre-match conference also said that the pitch looked like it will have good carry for the pacers while also having some turn. But with another stop-start expected, the team that bats second might have an additional advantage. England vs Afghanistan Betting Odds: Free Bet Odds, Predictions and Favourites During ENG vs AFG in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match 24.
England (From): Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson.
Afghanistan (From): Hazratullah Zazai, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Ali Khil(w), Gulbadin Naib(c), Rashid Khan, Hamid Hassan, Aftab Alam, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Dawlat Zadran.
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England has already lost opening batsman Jason Roy to a hamstring tear, while skipper Morgan is still recovering from a back spasm. But the hosts have enough fire-power in their tank to fill up the gaps. Afghanistan are in a similar position with wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Shahzad already ruled out of the tournament for an injury he said didn’t exist.