We are here in the final and the most exciting stage of Super 12 of ICC T20 WORLD CUP 2022. Every match from here would be a virtual knockout for most of the teams.
New Zealand is the most settled side even after their loss against England. They would look to simply win the match against Ireland and progress to the Semifinals.
But the main concern is about the second match(Afghanistan vs Australia)which we would cover here. Complete match details would be discussed and a fantasy team would be provided at the end.
Lost to New Zealand in their opening game but won comfortably against Sri Lanka and Ireland with a washout against England in between. Australia played some good cricket in this World Cup except for their first match which made a great impact on their Net Run Rate.
England is currently 50 runs ahead of Australia based on Net Run Rate. If Australia beat Afghanistan by 70 runs, they would wish Sri Lanka to either win the match against England or Sri Lanka to lose the match by a margin of fewer than 20 runs. If Afghanistan won against Australia and Sri Lanka beats England, Sri Lanka would qualify for the Semifinals.
They Lost to Sri Lanka, Pakistan and India in Super 4 of Asia Cup 2022 and lost 2 out of their 4 matches in this world cup with 2 of them being Abandoned due to rain.
Afghanistan is officially out of the Semifinals race but can spoil Australia’s hope and we can witness one more upset. Afghanistan has not won a T20I game for the last 7 matches (lost 5) and would like to end their win drought here.
Pitch Report/Venue Report
The match would be played at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.
- Total Matches Played-7
- Matches Won Batting First-4
- Matches Won Batting Second-3
- Average First Innings Score-173
Only 5 T20I matches had been played on this ground before the World Cup. Australia scored 233/2 in the last T20I match(Before T20WC 2022) held here and this shows Adelaide as one of the best batting tracks in Australia.
In 62 domestic T20(s) too, 165 has been the average score on this ground for the team batting first(won 37).
Date and Time:- 04 November, Friday, 1:30 PM IST/8:00 AM GMT/6:30 PM Local
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Probable Playing 11
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood
Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(WK), Usman Ghani, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi (C), Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad Fazalhaq Farooqi
Players To Watch Out For
1) David Warner: 5, 11 and 3. These are the scores of David Warner in three matches of T20WC he played so far. Warner and Finch are expected to go big on Afghanistan bowlers to score a mammoth total or chase the score as early as they can.
Warner also scored a century on this ground when Australia scored 233/2. The batting track of Adelaide Oval might benefit him again to end his run drought.
2)Adam Zampa: Zampa has taken 9 wickets in the last 9 matches with an economy of 8.26(best among the top 4 bowlers of Australia). In this batting-friendly pitch, he would look to restrict Afghanistan batsmen from scoring runs quickly and this might result in getting him some wickets too.
Zampa’s record in Adelaide Oval: Matches 2 Wickets 6 Average 6.50 Economy 4.87
Top Performers For Both Teams(Since 01 Aug 2022)
Highest Run-scorer (Afghanistan)
1)Rahmanullah Gurbaz: Matches-12 Runs-298 Average-24.83 Strike Rate-146.79
2)Najibullah Zadran: Matches-12 Runs-228 Average-22.80 Strike Rate-157.24
Highest Wicket-takers (Afghanistan)
1)Mujeeb Ur Rahman: Matches-12 Wickets-16 Average-16.25 Economy-6.04
2)Rashid Khan: Matches-12 Wickets-12 Average-25.58 Economy-6.82
Highest Run-scorer (Australia)
1)Aaron Finch: Matches-11 Runs-265 Average-26.50 Strike Rate-118.30
2)David Warner: Matches-7 Runs-185 Average-26.42 Strike Rate-148.00
Highest Wicket-takers (Australia)
1)Pat Cummins: Matches-10 Wickets-11 Average-29.63 Economy-8.81
2)Josh Hazelwood: Matches-10 Wickets-10 Average-31.90 Economy-9.11
AFG vs AUS Fantasy Team
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- Australia would win this match.
- David Warner would end his drought of runs and score big.
- Adam Zampa and Rashid Khan would be the best bowlers from their respective sides.