England vs AFG Probable Playing 11: Afghanistan will face the challenge of England today (15 October) in the World Cup 2023. England has played two matches so far in this World Cup. He has won one and lost one. England’s bowling attack has been average in both these matches. In such a situation, in today’s match the English team can try some other options in bowling.
The bowlers of the English team are playing cricket continuously. There may also be a slight decline in performance due to lack of rest. In such a situation, it is possible that considering the challenge against Afghanistan to be easy, the England team management may decide to give rest to its key bowlers. On the other hand, Afghanistan’s bowling attack has also not been able to make much impact. In such a situation, there are expectations of change in this team also.
What changes can happen in England’s playing-11?
England fast bowler Chris Woakes could not participate in the practice session on Friday due to stomach pain. However, on Saturday evening he was seen bowling in the field. Woakes is an important bowler of England. In such a situation, it is possible that the team management may rest him and give a chance to David Willey in today’s match. The England team can also rest Mark Wood today. There is a possibility of playing Gus Atkins in his place.
England’s probable playing-11: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (c, wk), Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes/David Willey, Mark Wood/Gus Atkins, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley.
What is the possibility of change in Afghanistan’s playing-11?
Afghanistan has a world class spin attack but its spinners are looking colorless in this World Cup. In such a situation, in today’s match, the Afghan team management can field its left arm spinner Noor Ahmed in the playing-11. For this Mujeeb ur Rehman may have to sit out. However, its possibility seems less.
Afghanistan’s probable playing-11: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wicketkeeper), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (captain), Azmatullah Orzai, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rehman/Noor Ahmed, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqui.
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