T20 World Cup: Australia vs Afghanistan – Updates and Predictions
The Australian team is locking horns against Afghanistan on Friday. Read to get a preview of the previous matches and predictions associated with it.
Cricket fans are gearing up for yet another battle of the T20 World Cup tournament on 4th November 2022. However, the face-off will be taking place between Australia and Afghanistan at the Adelaide Oval.
Team of Australia
The team of Australia has till now managed to come out victorious in two matches of the World Cup. By far the team has been reported to grab the third position, as per points table of Super 12. Australia has successfully defeated the team of Ireland in the previous match. According to reports, they managed to score around 179 runs in 20 overs.
Moreover, it was Aaron Finch who registered most of the runs from their side, with 63 runs out of 44 deliveries. Along with him, Marcus Stoinis was the other batsman who scored 35 runs, while facing 25 balls. Mitchell Marsh was the other batsman who registered 28 runs to his name, while Tim David remained not out after scoring 15 runs.
Moreover, the team is said to be composed of astonishing bowling options. The bowlers like Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, and Marcus Stoinis managed to present their stunning performance in the battle against Ireland.
Australia Playing XI
David Warner, Aaron Finch (Captain of the team), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (Wicketkeeper), Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood.
Team of Afghanistan for T20 World Cup
On the other hand, the performance of Afghanistan in the tournament has not been good enough by far. Their two matches were called off because of poor weather conditions. In the last face-off against Sri Lanka, they were reported to score around 144 runs in 20 overs. The team is said to have an experienced batting unit but failed to come up with their best performance in the previous match. Among their batsmen, Rahmanullah Gurbaz was the highest scorer with 28 runs to his name out of 24 deliveries. Usman Ghani as well scored 27 runs from their side and destroyed 27 balls. Along with them, Ibrahim Zadran scored 22 runs on 18 balls, Najibullah scored 18 runs while the skipper, Mohammad Nabi scored 13 runs.
Also, the bowling options of Afghanistan comprises excellent bowlers like Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Azmatullah Omarzai, and Gulbadin Naib. But as reported, they leaked the target of 145 runs in 18.3 overs.
Afghanistan Playing XI
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Wicketkeeper), Usman Ghani, Ibrahim Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (Captain of the team), Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi.
Based on recent performances and overall records, Australia can be considered as a strong and more experienced team than Afghanistan. Also, along with plenty of stunning and astonishing players by their side the team of Australia is likely to win the battle against Afghanistan. However, Afghanistan team is equally expected to throw a tough competition and give their best attempts in order to register a victory in the T20 World Cup, 2022.