England after losing their first practice match against Australia would be looking to get back to the winning ways. They now face Afghanistan in their second warm-up game at Kennington Oval on 27 May. Read on the cricket prediction tips for the match here.
England team has been suffering from injuries with their captain, Eoin Morgan injuring his fingers in the opening warm-up game. Mark Wood also injured the foot while playing against England in the first practice match. England is the favorite team in this edition of World Cup 2019 with some good performances in the matches prior to the event.
Cricket Prediction Tips Key Players
James Vince scored 64 runs in the last game against Australia and justified his position at number three. He along with Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy is capable of scoring big runs for the team up in the order. There is healthy competition amongst them for the opening spots. Jos Butler has great knocks to his name with the recent fifty in the previous match. He scored a gritty hundred in the whitewash series against Pakistan. Liam Plunkett has been the leading the bowling attack by setting the example for the team. Jofra Archer and Adil Rashid did not get a chance to bowl in the previous match. We can expect them back in the side and practice before the league matches. Chris Woakes would play a supportive role for England.
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood
Afghanistan played impressively in their opening warm-up game against Pakistan and won the game by three wickets. The team would be a bit depressed with the injury of their wicketkeeper-batsman, Mohammad Shahzad who might take some rest ahead of the league stage matches.
Cricket Prediction Tips Key Players
Hazartullah Zazai has been in the headlines after scoring a lot of runs in the Afghanistan Premier League and also being a scorer in the recently concluded series against Ireland. He could be one of the dark horses for this season of World Cup and he scored important 49 runs from 28 balls. Hashmatullah Shahidi supported the batsmen and controlled the Afghanistan innings with his 74 not out. Rahmat Shah has also shown capability with the bat and scored a century and 62 runs in the matches against Ireland. Their bowling attack comprises of the mystery spinner Rashid Khan and Gulbadin Naib who took 6 wickets in the match against Ireland. Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman are the other sensational players for Afghanistan.
Mohammad Shahzad, Hazratullah Zazai, Noor Ali Zadran, Asghar Afghan, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Samiulllah Shinwari, Gulbadin Naib, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb ur Rahman
Stadium – Kennington Oval, London
Capacity – 23500
Ends – Pavilion End, Vauxhall End
Venue Scoring Pattern
Average 1st Inning Score – 247
Average 2nd Inning Score – 213
Highest Total – 398/5 (New Zealand vs England)
Lowest Total – 103/10 (England vs South Africa)
Chased Target – 322/3 (Sri Lanka vs India)
Defended – 241/10 (Pakistan vs England)
Weather & Pitch Conditions
There are 50% chances of rain spoiling the game. Pitch is expected to be flat. If there would be cloud cover, then there is going to be some assistance for the bowlers.
Both the teams chased in their opening warm-up games respectively. They would like to set the target and check out their capabilities ahead of the marquee event.
Cricket Prediction Tips
England is the favorite team for the World Cup 2019. They lost their opening warm-up game against Australia and would be looking to get back to their winning ways. Afghanistan, on the other hand, would be high on confidence and it would be a real test for them playing against the number one team in ODI rankings.
We think England would win this match against Afghanistan.
It would be interesting to check out the votes for the poll at public opinion page for England vs Afghanistan.