Afghanistan vs Australia Match Preview – The crowd of Bristol is excited to witness the first game of World Cup at their venue today.
The in-experienced side of Afghanistan will lock horns with the 5-times World Champions, Australia today in Bristol, and it’ll be a battle to watch for.
Though Australia is a far better and stronger team than Afghanistan, one should not underestimate this side. There are several game changers like Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi in Afghanistan’s team, who can turn any match in their side’s favour.
Thus, it’ll be very interesting to see, how both the teams will face-off each other today at the Bristol City Ground to register their first win of the tournament.
Here are the match preview, Dream 11 fantasy league teams, pitch report, weather conditions, our power picks, and all the details of today’s match.
The 4th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 of Afghanistan vs Australia will be hosted by the Bristol City Ground, Bristol.
This encounter between both the teams will start at 01:30 PM local time today (06:00 pm IST).
In India, the official broadcasting channel for live telecasting of World Cup 2019 matches is Star Sports.
You can also watch the online Live Streaming of today’s game of AFG vs AUS on Hotstar.
The pitch of Bristol City Ground is known for offering high scoring matches. The last ODI played here was the warm-up game between West Indies and New Zealand, in which the former one smashed 421 runs.
The cracks on the surface of this wicket will help spinners from both sides. However, the shorter boundaries will keep the batsmen interested in sending balls out of the park.
Average 1st Innings total at Bristol City Ground, Bristol (last 6 ODI games): 290
Records of the chasing teams at this venue: Won – 3, Lost – 3
The temperature today at Bristol City Ground will hover around 21-25 degrees. There are no chances of rain in Bristol. However, the weather is expected to be cloudy throughout the day.
Possible Playing 11:
Here are possible playing 11 of Afghanistan (AFG) and Australia (AUS) for tonight’s match.
Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Gulbadin Naib (c), Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Dawlat Zadran, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
AFG’s Bench Strength – Samiullah Shinwari, Noor Ali Zadran, Aftab Alam, Najibullah Zadran
David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Aaron Finch (c), Pat Cummins, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Jason Behrendorff, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa
AUS’s Bench Strength – Nathan Lyon, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Shaun Marsh, Kane Richardson
Australian opener David Warner has been recovered from his injury, and will thus open the innings for Australia.
Fantasy Cricket League Tips
Win Small and Grand leagues of fantasy cricket leagues like Dream11 by following our tips and match predictions. Here are our suggested options for Captain and Vice-captain choices for today’s match of Afghanistan vs Australia.
Captain Choices: Steve Smith, David Warner, Usman Khawaja
Vice Captain Choices: Pat Cummins, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad
Crickclassics’ Dream 11 Teams
At Crickclassics, our cricket experts carry out an in-depth analysis of each and every game of the ICC World Cup to make the best and winning teams for the fantasy cricket leagues such as; Dream11, Hala Play, My Team 11, Mobile Premier League, 11 Wickets, etc.
Here are our teams for small and grand leagues of Dream 11 for today’s match of Afghanistan vs Australia.
Small League/Head To Head Team
Wicket Keeper – Mohammad Shahzad
Batsman – Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, David Warner (C), Steve Smith
All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi, Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers – Hamid Hassan, Mitchell Starc, Rashid Khan, Pat Cummins (VC)
Grand/Mega League Team
Wicket Keeper – Mohammad Shahzad
Batsman – Asghar Afghan, David Warner, Aaron Finch, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Usman Khawaja (C)
All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi (VC), Glenn Maxwell
Bowlers – Mitchell Starc, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Pat Cummins
Power Pick Player
Our power pick for today’s match between Afghanistan and Australia is Pat Cummins.
In his last 5 matches against Afghanistan in ODIs, Cummins has taken 18 wickets at an average of 12.59, making him a must-have player in both the leagues.
Looking at the weak batting line-up of Afghanistan, it’ll be wise to pick Australian key pacers in your fantasy cricket league teams.
Our Match Prediction:
Afghanistan has surprise packages and quality spinners like Rashid Khan in their side. However, we predict Australia to come-up as a winning side in today’s game.
Our fantasy cricket league teams for yesterday’s game between West Indies vs Pakistan performed extremely well, and we hope you win small & grand leagues of fantasy cricket games with our today’s teams, match predictions, match previews, detailed analysis of the match, and fantasy cricket tips as well.
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*Disclaimer: These teams are based on the analysis, instinct, and understanding of the author. Make your own decision and consider the points mentioned while selecting your team.