Australia and Afghanistan will play the 39th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. This is a must-win match for both sides as the race to the semifinals is still going strong.
Australia initially found themselves in the bottom 3 after suffering two consecutive losses at the start of the World Cup 2023. However, they have mounted an impressive comeback, winning five consecutive matches. A victory in this crucial match would secure a semi-final berth for the Kangaroos.
David Warner is their top run-scorer with 428 runs in seven matches at an average of 61.14. Warner has notched up two centuries and a fifty. The top wicket taker for Australia is Adam Zampa. He has taken 19 wickets in just seven matches.
Afghanistan, meanwhile, have made a strong statement in this tournament. They have defeated world-cup winning nations like England, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, showcasing their growing prowess in international cricket.
In their last game, Afghanistan comprehensively defeated the Netherlands after chasing down 181 runs in only 31.3 overs. Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi scored half centuries. Earlier in the game, Mohammed Nabi picked up three wickets.
Hashmatullah Shahidi is the top run getter for Afghanistan with 282 runs in seven games at an average of 70.50. The top wicket taker for Afghanistan is Rashid Khan. He has taken seven wickets in as many games.
Ahead of the next game of Cricket World Cup 2023, here is everything you need to know.
Australia vs Afghanistan Injury Update
Afghanistan do not have any injury concerns and are unlikely to make any changes to their playing XI. For Australia, Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh are expected to make a return.
Australia vs Afghanistan Predicted XI
Afghanistan Predicted XI
1 Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 2 Ibrahim Zadran, 3 Rahmat Shah, 4 Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), 5 Azmatullah Omarzai, 6 Ikram Alikhil (wk), 7 Mohammad Nabi, 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 10 Naveen-ul-Haq/Noor Ahmad, 11 Fazalhaq Farooqi
Australia Predicted XI
1 David Warner, 2 Travis Head, 3 Mitchell Marsh, 4 Marnus Labuschagne, 5 Josh Inglis (wk), 6 Glenn Maxwell, 7 Marcus Stoinis, 8 Pat Cummins (c), 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood
Australia vs Afghanistan Match Details
Match: Australia vs Afghanistan
Date & Time: November 7, 2.00 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Australia vs Afghanistan Fantasy Team
Wicketkeeper: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Josh Inglis
Batters: Travis Head, David Warner (C), Steve Smith
Allrounders: Mohammad Nabi (VC), Azmatullah Omarzai
Bowlers: Adam Zampa, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Australia vs Afghanistan: Mumbai Weather and Pitch Report
The pitch at the Wankhede is a batting paradise. Anything above 300 is a competitive total on this ground.
The weather in Mumbai will be warm and sunny during the day but pleasant after sunset. Rain is not forecast.
Australia vs Afghanistan, 2023 World Cup Broadcast Details
The match between Australia and Afghanistan will be live on the Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
Australia vs Afghanistan Live Streaming
Disney + Hotstar has picked up streaming rights of the Australia vs Afghanistan match. The toss will take place at 2.00 PM IST.
Australia vs Afghanistan ODI matches Head-to-Head
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Australia vs Afghanistan Match Prediction
Although Australia bring with them a much more experienced team, Afghanistan have proved that they are capable of winning against the best of teams. Australia may win this match, but not easily.