On October 15, England vs Afghanistan will play against each other in the 13th match of the ODI World Cup at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium. Think of it as a big cricket tournament, and this match is like one of the important games in it.
So far, England has done okay. They won one match and lost one. Afghanistan, on the other hand, hasn’t been doing well. They lost both of their matches. In the points table, where they keep track of who’s doing the best, England is fifth, and Afghanistan is ninth.
In their last match against Bangladesh, England batted first. It was like they got to go first in a game. They did really well. Bairstow and Root did a good job, and Malan was amazing, scoring a century, which means he got 100 runs all by himself. So, England ended up with a huge score of 364 runs.
Bangladesh, the other team, tried to chase this big score, but they couldn’t do it. They kept losing their players, one after another. In the end, they lost by a lot, 137 runs.
Afghanistan, in their last match, played against India. They chose to bat first when they won the toss. At first, they did pretty well. There were some good partnerships, especially between Shahidi and Omarzai. They managed to score 272 runs, which is quite decent in cricket.
But then, India came to bat. Rohit Sharma, an Indian player, was in a great form. He scored 131 runs very quickly. It was like he was hitting the ball all over the place. With his help and some other players, India easily won the game with eight wickets left and a lot of overs to spare. It was a convincing win for India.
England has been doing okay, while Afghanistan is struggling a bit. We’ll have to see what happens in their match on October 15.
- Match: England (ENG) vs Afghanistan (AFG), Match 13, ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup 2023
- Match Date: October 15, 2023
- Time: 2:00 P.M. IST
- Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
England has a clear advantage in their head-to-head record against Afghanistan, having won both of their previous ODI encounters.
Expect hot and humid conditions in Delhi on Sunday, with a maximum temperature of around 35°C and a humidity level of 45 percent. The wind speed is expected to be around 11 km/h.
The pitch at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi is a paradise for batsmen, with short boundaries. In previous matches, South Africa managed to post a massive total of 428, and India chased down 272 in just 35 overs. This suggests that if England bats first, another 400+ total is a possibility, and bowlers might find it challenging to extract much from the pitch.
England: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes (or Harry Brook), Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Reece Topley
Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Dream11 Fantasy Team:
- Wicket-keepers: Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Rahmanullah Gurbaz
- Batters: Dawid Malan (Captain First-Choice), Joe Root (Vice-captain First-Choice), Harry Brook (or Ben Stokes if included), Ibrahim Zadran
- All-rounders: Mohammad Nabi, Sam Curran, Azmatullah Omarzai
- Bowler: Rashid Khan
Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
- Captain First-Choice: Dawid Malan
- Captain Second-Choice: Mohammad Nabi
- Vice-captain First-Choice: Joe Root
- Vice-captain Second-Choice: Jos Buttler
Consider these recommendations when creating your Dream11 Fantasy XI for the ENG vs. AFG match in the ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup 2023. Good luck!