Afghanistan vs Australia Prediction – Cricket World Cup

ICC Cricket World Cup Afghanistan vs Australia

ICC Cricket World Cup Afghanistan vs Australia

Date: June 1st,  2019

Time: 10:30 PM 

Venue: Bristol County Ground


Afghanistan 7.00 | Australia 1.10

 

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Betting Tips

  • Australia and Afghanistan have only played two games and on both occasions Australia has emerged winners
  • Steven Smith is expected to be the best batsman for Australia in the game and on the Afghanistan side Rahmat Shah is expected to be top scorer 
  • Rashid Khan is expected to be Afghanistan’s best bowler and for Australia Pat Cummins is leading the race

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World Cup Squad Comparison

Afghanistan

Gulbadin Naib’s side has taken big strides in ODI cricket in the last few years but the biggest test awaits them in their first game of the World Cup against the Australians. They come into this game with good form having done well in the last one year. The side has a good bowling line-up that can test any opposition but their batsmen aren’t on the same level. Good performance here would boost the confidence of the side and that is what the skipper would be expecting from his young team going into this game.

Hazratullah Zazai and Mohammad Shahzad form a good opening pair for the side and would be looking to give their side a good start. The middle order has their best batsmen in Rahmat Shah and followed by quality players such as Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan and Mohammad Nabi. The side bats deep with someone like Rashid Khan at the bottom. It is their bowling attack that is strong with the likes of Dawlat Zadran and Hamid Hassan with the new ball and the spin attack of Rashid Khan, Nabi and Mujeeb ur Rahman who will challenge the Australian batsmen.

Australia


Aaron Finch the Australian skipper would know that there is lot of pressure on his side to make the perfect start to the tournament. Apart from being the defending champions they also have to get over all the negative attention that they have been attracting since the ball-tampering incident. With former skipper Steven Smith and David Warner back in the side after serving their ban the batting looks strong. A win in the first game with shift the focus to their on-field form off-field controversies. Finch would want his team to put its best foot forward and win the game.

The return of David Warner to the top makes the opening combination look solid along with skipper Finch. At No. 3 Steven Smith would hope to do the best in his comeback to the side. They have an incredibly strong middle order with the likes of Shaun Marsh, Alex Carey, Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis who can switch gears when required. The bowling attack also looks impressive with Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Jason Behrendorff forming a quality new ball attack for the side and has done well in the recent months. With Nathan Lyon in the attack they look strong for their opponents.

Our Prediction for Afghanistan vs Australia

Australia will win the game

Australia would start its title defense against Afghanistan at County Ground, Bristol. It will be a big test for the side and they would like to make the perfect start to their campaign for this World Cup. Afghanistan on the other hand would also like to start their campaign on a positive note. While they went in as minnows in the last edition the team has made considerable improvement since then. They are regularly challenging the bigger sides all around the world and it would be a perfect chance for them to test their strength against the World Champions.
There is a wide gap between the two sides as far as their skill level is concerned and this will make Australia the overwhelming favourites to win this game.

Afghanistan 7.00 | Australia 1.10

 

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