Live Cricket Streaming June 8 – England v Bangladesh and Afghanistan v New Zealand, 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup

England's Mark Wood and Chris Woakes celebrate the wicket of Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez
England's Mark Wood and Chris Woakes celebrate the wicket of Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez
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The live cricket streaming international cricket is England v Bangladesh and Afghanistan v New Zealand, 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.


June 8, England v Bangladesh, 12th match, 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

Both England and Bangladesh will play their third match of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup as they face each other. The match will be played at Cardiff which has offered a lot of assistance to pace bowlers.

If another green top is on offer, England are likely to go with both Mark Wood and Liam Plunkett at the expense of Adil Rashid, who has not been up to the mark in the tournament till now.

England suffered an unexpected loss in the last game against Pakistan, losing the match by 14 runs, despite centuries from Jos Buttler and Joe Root. After the team was well on its way to register a win, some good bowling from Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir led to an anticlimax for the host nation.

The defeat aside, England have been almost invincible in ODIs in the recent past and are expected to come back stronger.

Bangladesh have been playing extremely well over the last few months and gave New Zealand a run for their money in their last game, despite managing only 244 runs.

 While Mushfiqur Rahim will be their binding force in the middle order, it is all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan who has been terrific in the two matches till now. Shakib made a breezy 75 against South Africa and backed it up with a 64 against New Zealand, apart from picking up a total of three wickets from the two matches.


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


England- Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid/Mark Wood, Jofra Archer

Bangladesh- Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mossadek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mustafizur Rahman

June 8, Afghanistan v New Zealand, 13th match, 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton

Both Afghanistan and New Zealand have already played two matches each and will feature in their third match.

New Zealand have been fortunate in terms of their early fixtures and have the opportunity to ease into the tournament. They have taken this opportunity with both hands, winning their first two matches against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

While their win against Sri Lanka came as easy as it gets, the Kiwis had to sweat against Bangladesh. Despite good knocks from Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson, it came down to Mitchell Santner and Lockie Ferguson who ultimately saw the team through.

As for Afghanistan, they were cleaned up for a meager 207 in their first match against Australia and failed to make an impact.

However, in the game against Sri Lanka, they came out all guns blazing as Mohammad Nabi picked up four wickets for 30 to trigger a Sri Lankan collapse from 144-1 to 201 all-out. After the match being curtailed to 41 overs a side, Afghanistan batters let the team down, bundling up for just 152.

The Afghans have good variety in their bowling department, with the likes of Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Hamid Hassan proving a handful for the opposition. The need is for the batsmen to step up if they intend to give New Zealand a tough fight.

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

Afghanistan- Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad(wk), Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Gulbadin Naib(c), Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Hamid Hassan

New Zealand- Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Jimmy Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson