ENG vs AFG Today Match Prediction for T20 World Cup 2022 – Who Will Win England vs Afghanistan?

Updated on: Oct 21, 2022 5:11 pm IST

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    ENG vs AFG Today Match Prediction: On the opening day of the Super 12’s of the T20 World Cup 2022, England will face off against Afghanistan in Perth in what is expected to be a thrilling encounter. The English side is packed with big hitters and they are a batting heavy side. Afghanistan on the other hand, is a very strong bowling unit, probably the best spin contingent in the tournament.

    So when these two sides face off against each other, we can for sure expect an even contest between bat and ball. Going with the overall combination, England will start as favourites. But Afghanistan is not to be counted out. On their day, they could beat any opponent in world cricket right now. So, will Afghans create history or will England continue their dream run in T20Is? Let’s find out.

    ENG vs AFG Match Details

    Fixture Name: England vs Afghanistan, 14th Match, Super 12 Group 1
    Competition: T20 World Cup 2022
    Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth
    Date and Time: October 22, 04:30 PM IST
    Telecast & Live Streaming: Star Sports Network

    ENG vs AFG Pitch Report

    The surface in Perth is a balanced pitch. Unlike other venues in Australia, teams are most likely to opt to chase at this venue after winning the toss.155 is the average score at this venue with the average first innings score is around 157. So, anything above the 160-165 run mark could prove to be a winning total at this venue.

    RECENT FORM

    England- NR W W W W 
    Afghanistan- L L L W W

    Also Read: Indian Batsmen with Most Sixes in International Cricket

    ENG vs AFG Probable Playing XIs

    ENGLAND:

    Jos Buttler (c&wk), Alex Hales, Ben Stokes, Dawid Malan, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

    AFGHANISTAN:

    Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Darwish Rasooli, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Naveen-ul-Haq

    ENG vs AFG Probable Top Performers

    Probable Best Batter

    Jos Buttler

    The English captain is the most versatile batter in the English lineup. He is a T20 great and has the ability to shift gears when needed. With spin-heavy Afghanistan at the opposition, he is their best bet to tackle the Afghan spin. For that reason, he most likely will have to bat through and play the long innings.

    Jos Buttler Stats in T20Is

    Matches Runs Average Strike Rate Recent Form
    94 2312 33.02 143.87 65(41), 17(13), 68(32), 14(10), 29(14)

    Related: Indian Batsman with Most Runs in International Cricket

    Probable Best Bowler

    Rashid Khan

    Without a shadow of a doubt, Rashid Khan is the bowler to put your money on in this encounter. Even at a young age, he has found a place amongst the T20 greats. England will be vary of his threat and is expected to be cautious in his four overs. If Afghanistan is to break into that explosive English batting lineup, Rashid Khan will have to play a huge role in it.

    Rashid Khan Stats in T20Is

    Matches Wickets Average Economy Recent Form
    69 115 14.25 6.22 0/33, 2/25, 1/39, 3/22, 0/12

    Also read: Indian Bowlers with Most Wickets in T20 Internationals

    ENG vs AFG Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between ENGLAND AND AFGHANISTAN

    • On the batting front, England has a far more experienced and versatile batting order than Afghanistan.
    • All the English batters have the capability to play according to the situation, whereas Afghanistan’s batting is heavily dependent on Gurbaz, Zazai, and Ibrahim Zadran alone.
    • In Wood, Curran and Woakes England have a better pace attack than Afghanistan.
    • Whereas in the spin bowling department, Aghanistan has probably the best spin unit in the competition.
    • The last time these two sides faced off against each other in a T20I match, England defeated Afghanistan by 15 runs.

    ENG vs AFG in T20Is (In the last 10 years)

    Matches Played ENG Won AFG Won
    2 2 0

    Today’s Match Prediction: ENGLAND to win the match

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