Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: ICC Cricket World Cup, 2023 - England vs Afghanistan - 13th Match - 15 Oct
The 13th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup will take place between England and Afghanistan on the 15th of October, 2023 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.
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Afghanistan Form Guide:
Afghanistan are currently placed at the bottom most position on points table with 2 losses to their credit.
The top run scorer for Afghanistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Hashmatullah Shahidi with 98 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for Afghanistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Rashid Khan with 2 scalps under his belt.
Afghanistan have lost their previous match against India by 8 wickets.
Afghanistan batted first and they posted a respectable total of 272 for 8 in 50 overs. The top order couldn't do much damage but Hashmatullah Shahidi played superbly in the middle order. He scored 80 runs off 88 balls. Azmatullah Omarzai also played a good hand and scored 62 off 69 balls to take Afghanistan to 272 in 50 overs of play.
During the chase, Rohit Sharma went all guns blazing right from the word go. He smashed fours and sixes for fun. Ishan Kishan also played a good supporting role. By the time Rohit Sharma was dismissed for 131, the game was all over. Virat Kohli hit the winning runs as India finished the match with 15 overs to spare.
England Form Guide:
England are currently placed at the 5th position with 1 win to their credit.
The top run scorer for England in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Joe Root with 159 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for England in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Reece Topley with 4 scalps under his belt.
England have won their previous match against Bangladesh by a big margin of 137 runs.
Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan gave England a brisk start. They smashed the bowlers to all parts of the ground and kept the run rate quite high throughout. Dawid Malan ended up making 140 runs in just 107 balls. Joe Root also played well and scored 82 runs off 68 balls. On the back of these brilliant knocks, England got to a big total of 364 for 9 in 50 overs.
During the chase, Bangladesh got off to a terrible start. They lost 4 wickets for just 49 runs. Litton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim tried their best to take Bangladesh to a better situation but lost their wickets at a wrong time. They were eventually bowled out for 227, losing the match by 137 runs.
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.
England squad: Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – England
Who will win?- England
Top Batter (Runs Score) – Dawid Malan (England), Hashmatullah Shahidi (Afghanistan)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Reece Topley (England), Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)
Most Sixes – Dawid Malan (England), Hashmatullah Shahidi (Afghanistan)
Player of the Match- Dawid Malan (England)
Team Scores Batting first – England 325+, Afghanistan 275+
Match Handicap: England
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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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