Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - ICC Cricket World Cup - Afghanistan v Australia

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - ICC Cricket World Cup - Afghanistan v Australia
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Afghanistan will take on Australia in the fourth match of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup to be played at County Ground Bristol in Ashley Down.



Afghanistan and Australia have met only a total of two times in ODIs till now, with Australia winning both those matches. In the last match played between the two teams, Australia posted a mammoth 417-run total, while Afghanistan were bowled out for a meager 142.

In the last five matches played by the two teams, Australia have won all of them, while Afghanistan have won three and lost two.

Australia have peaked just at the right time, with the team coming off a 5-0 whitewash against Pakistan and a 3-2 series win against India. They also won their warm-up series against New Zealand 2-1 and have won both of their practice matches against England and Sri Lanka. While they beat England by 12 runs in a closely fought match, their win against Sri Lanka was quite comprehensive as they got the better of the island nation by five wickets.

 
Afghanistan, on the other hand, raised hope after stunning Pakistan by three wickets, but then were decimated by England in their second practice match, getting bundled out for just 160 and losing by a huge margin of nine wickets. Prior to starting their World Cup campaign, the Afghans won one and lost one of the two matches played against Ireland.

 

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.

 

Afghanistan - Hazratullah Zazai, Noor Ali Zadran, Asghar Afghan, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Hamid Hassan

Australia - Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Nathan Lyon

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Australia 

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Aaron Finch (Australia), Hazratullah Zazai (Afghanistan)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Pat Cummins (Australia), Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)

Most Fours – Aaron Finch (Australia), Hazratullah Zazai (Afghanistan)

Team Scores Batting first – Australia 330+, Afghanistan 260+

*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 soon, so stay tuned.

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