CWC 2019: Australia Vs Afghanistan DKODED
A 5-time world champion team, Australia is up against a team with only 6 world cup matches experience, Afghanistan. Last time they faced each other we saw Australia humiliating Afghanistan with a 275 runs defeat.
Will Afghanistan return the favour this time?
Talking About Australia
Australia is one of the strongest sides in this tournament. Last year was a disaster for this team, but their recent form has shown everyone that they are capable of defending their title.
Aaron Finch (Captain)
The aggressive Victorian batsman Aaron Finch is well known for his hard-hitting and ability to finish games. After winning series against India and Pakistan in their own backyard, Australian’s have high faith on Finch leading from the front.Do you know? He holds the record of highest individual score in a T20I, 172 against Zimbabwe.
David Warner (Batsman)
The highest run-getter in IPL 2019, David Warner has shown he’s still the force to be feared of. Do you know? David Warner was the first person in 132 years to represent a country without playing any first-class match.
Other Players to look out for
Australia is a team of champions. Steve Smith is trying his best to make his return count. Adam Zampa will want to prove himself in his debut World Cup. With power hitters like Maxwell and bowlers like Starc and Cummins, they are the Kangaroos.
Talking about Afghanistan
Afghanistan is the lowest ranked team in this world cup, but they are someone you should not take casually. With one of the best spin trio, they have the ability to give their opponent a hard time.
Gulbadin Naib (Captain)
From a division 5 team to a test playing nation, Gulbadin has lived every moment in this team. Getting captaincy just 1 month before the WC was something unexpected for everyone, but it was something inevitable for this man.
Rashid Khan (Bowler)
The superstar of Afghan cricket Rashid Khan has proved his mettle in almost every major league and tournament around the world. He is no doubt the got to man for his captain in this WC.Do you know? He represented Afghanistan in the u19 World Cup as well as T20 World Cup in the same year.
Where – Bristol’s County Ground
Bristol’s County Ground is a big stadium with a seating capacity of 15000 audiences. Last game played here saw England chasing down 358 runs target against Pakistan.
The pitch is expected to favour batsmen and we can see Warner and Maxwell playing in their vintage style.
Afghanistan has already faced a humiliating defeat against Australia in the last edition of the World Cup. At most, we are expecting some resilience, but Australia losing the game is the least expected outcome.