Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: ICC Cricket World Cup, 2023 - Afghanistan vs Australia - 39th Match - 7 November 2023
The 39th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup will take place between Afghanistan and Australia on the 7th of November, 2023 at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Australia Form Guide:
Australia are currently placed at the 3rd position on the points table with 5 wins to their credit.
The top run scorer for Australia in the ICC Cricket World Cup is David Warner with 428 to his name.
The top wicket taker for Australia in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Adam Zampa with 19 scalps under his belt.
Australia have won their previous match against England by 33 runs.
Australia batted first and they got to a total of 286 before being bowled out. Travis Head and David Warner got out early on. Steven Smith and Marnus Labuschagne led the charge in the middle overs. They scored 44 and 71 runs respectively. A late burst of 29 runs by Adam Zampa in the late order propelled Australia to 286 before they were bowled out.
During the chase, England lost 2 wickets for just 19 runs. Dawid Malan and Ben Stokes tried their best to take their team over the line. They scored 50 and 64 runs respectively but got out at a wrong time. There were efforts from the lower order but they weren't enough as England were bowled out for 253, losing the match by 33 runs.
Afghanistan Form Guide:
Afghanistan are currently placed at the 6th position on points table with 4 wins to their credit.
The top run scorer for Afghanistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Hashmatullah Shahidi with 282 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for Afghanistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Rashid Khan with 7 scalps under his belt.
Afghanistan have won their previous match against Netherlands by 7 wickets.
Netherlands batted first on a tough pitch and they were folded out for 179. Max O'Dowd and Colin Ackermann played well in the initial overs but Netherlands struggled by a fair margin in the middle overs. They were eventually bowled out for a paltry 179, thanks to a disciplined bowling performance by Afghanistan.
During the chase, Afghanistan lost Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran early on but the captain Hashmatullah Shahidi looked in great touch. He took the responsibility of taking his team over the line. He scored 56 not out and took Afghanistan over the line in the 32nd over with 7 wickets in hand.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Afghanistan squad: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Naveen ul Haq.
Australia squad: Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Australia
Who will win?- Australia
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Ibrahim Zadran (Afghanistan), Travis Head (Australia)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Adam Zampa (Australia)
Most Sixes – Azmatullah Omarzai (Afghanistan), Travis Head (Australia)
Player of the Match- Travis Head (Australia)
Team Scores Batting first – Australia 330+, Afghanistan 260+
Match Handicap: Australia
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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