England, the outright favourite to win the ICC World Cup 2019, might get some of their benched players into the team in place of injured Jason Roy and Eoin Morgan. Also, the hosts belong to the top four of the points table and a big gap has been created between them and the bottom four. The Eoin Morgan-led side will look to gain two full points and take the pole position in the points table.
Afghanistan, on the other hand, have been in the middle of a dismal show in ICC World Cup 2019. They were expected to produce one or two upsets but have not looked like a team that can pull something like that. However, they can take inspiration from Pakistan and Bangladesh and follow their footsteps to beat a superpower.
TOSS – England have won the toss and have opted to bat vs Afghanistan!
England (Playing XI): Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), 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 (wk), Gulbadin Naib (C), Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Dawlat Zadran
Time: 3.00 PM IST
Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
Dream11 Tips and Tricks
Batting: Joe Root, Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow should be the ideal top three. Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran and Rahmat Shah can also be considered from Afghanistan to fill the required batting slot.
Bowling: Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Abdul Rashid and Chris Woakes should not have any problem in getting a place. Aftab Alam can also be considered for one of the slots.
All-rounder: Ben Stokes and Mohammad Nabi are the real contenders, while Moeen Ali should also be there in the race.
Wicket-keeping: Jos Buttler is already there in the team and would perform the glover-working duty.
My Dream XI Team
Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Rahmat Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood and Abdul Rashid.
My Probable XI
England: James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Jos Buttler (C/wk), Ben Stokes, Tom Curran, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Moeen Ali.
Afghanistan: Hazratullah Zazai, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Gulbadin Naib (C), Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hasan.
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Tom Curran, Moeen Ali, James Vince, Liam Dawson
Afghanistan: Hazratullah Zazai, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Gulbadin Naib (C), Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hasan, Asghar Afghan, Samiullah Shinwari, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.