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ENG vs AFGH Dream11 Match Prediction | ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 | Fantasy Team, Team News

ENG vs AFGH  Dream11 Prediction | England vs Afghanistan Match Preview | Fantasy Team & Team News

England is back in top form, defeating West Indies by 8 wickets. Mr. Consistant Joe Root proved his value after being bumped up as opener. He scored a century from 94 balls leading England to chase the score of 213 very comfortably. Even though England might have to fiddle with their lineup citing some injuries in their squad, they are confident to win the game on Tuesday.

First, from the bottom, Afghanistan is not looking great in this tournament. They haven't won a single game and rumours of internal conflict in the team isn't helping either. On 15th, they faced a grueling defeat versus South Africa, losing by 9 wickets. They went all out for only 125 runs, which South Africa successfully chased in 28.4 overs.

The chances of Afghanistan pulling an upset like Pakistan versus England are very slim Afghanistan's Hashmatullah Shahidi did insist that if their batsmen are able to score some good runs then they have enough quality to upset England.

Match Details

Competition – ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Venue – Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

Date & Time – 18th June, 03:00 PM IST

Where to watch: Star Sports & Hotstar

Pitch Stats & Information

Average 1st innings score: 217

Average 2nd innings score: 192

Highest Total: 336/5, Lowest Total: 45/10

Highest Chased: 286/4, Lowest Defended: 221/8

Old Trafford is a slow batting pitch 60% of the wins on this ground have been in favor of teams who have batted second. There have only been 3 instances out of 46 matches where teams have crossed the 300+ mark.

ENG vs AFGH  Head to Head

England and Afghanistan have only met on one occasion in the past, in the 2015 ICC World Cup. There, England thrashed Afghanistan to win the match by 9 wickets.

England's recent ODI run (latest first):

  • 14th June – Won vs Windies by 8 wickets
  • 08th June – Won vs Bangladesh by 106 runs
  • 03rd June – Lost vs Pakistan by 14 runs

Afghanistan's recent ODI run (latest first):

  • 15th June – Lost vs South Africa by 9 wickets (DLS Method)
  • 08th June – Lost  vs New Zealand by 7 wickets
  • 04th June – Lost vs Sri Lanka by 34 runs (DLS Method)

ENG vs AFGH Dream11 Team News (confirmed at toss)

ENG – Vince & Moeen IN; Roy, Plunkett OUT

AFGH – Dawlat, Najibullah and Mujeeb are playing – Aftab, Zazai and Hamid are not playing

England Playing XI :

Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood

Afghanistan Playing XI:

Rahmat Shah, Noor Ali Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Ali Khil(w), Gulbadin Naib(c), Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Dawlat Zadran

ENG vs AFGH Dream11 Fantasy Team

Fantasy Picks from England

Joe Root | Jonny Bairstow | Mark Wood

  • Joe Root has been super consistent in this iteration of the World Cup. One of the best batsmen in the world, Root has scored a total of 279 runs from the last 4 matches which includes two centuries. He also bowled in the last game, picking up 2 wickets in 5 overs.
  • Alongside Root, Jonny Bairstow was looking confident versus Windies. He opened with Root for the first time and looked comfortable with his new partner, scoring 45 off 46.
  • Mark Wood delivered again in the last match. While he wasn't able to bat, he picked up 3 wickets for an economy of only 2.7 which is extremely economical.

Fantasy Picks from Afghanistan

Rashid Khan | Noor Ali Zadran

  • Rashid Khan remains to be seen as a worthy pick in the team. He has not been great in the last couple of matches, only picking up 3 wickets in the last 3 matches. While he was okay with the bat in the last game (35 off 25), he has to step it up with the ball.
  • While the rest of the team collapsed very quickly, the highest scorer for Afghanistan in the last match was Noor Ali Zadran, scoring 32 off 58 balls. He is one of the few reliable choices in Afghanistan after observing their inconsistencies among the rest of the platers.

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Suggested Captains: J Bairstow, J Root, M Wood, J Archer

NOTE: Choose Jofra Archer for Plunkett


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