AUS vs AFG – ICC World Cup Match 39 Prediction 7 Nov 2023
In the World Cup, the 39th match features a face-off between Australia and Afghanistan at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
- Australia, a five-time champion of this trophy, is in superb form and currently occupies the third position in the table.
- Meanwhile, Afghanistan is placed sixth but is also riding a wave of good form, trailing their opponents by just two points.
- Australia displayed a solid performance on Saturday, although they weren’t in peak form, securing a convincing victory against the 2019 champions, England.
AUS vs AFG – ICC WC – Venue Details
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date: November 7th 2023
Time: 14:00 (local)
AUS vs AFG – ICC WC – Team Previews
Australia found themselves in the bottom three of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 standings after losing their first two consecutive matches. However, they have shown remarkable resilience since then, securing five consecutive wins. Another victory in this match would secure a spot for the five-time world champions in the semi-finals.
Pat Cummins has exemplified strong leadership as both captain and bowler, leading his side to a 33-run win against England in their last outing. He has been exceptional in his role as a bowler.
While Australia’s batting has displayed some inconsistency in recent games based on individual performances, the team overall appears well-rounded in the batting department. They have reliable match-winners at every position in the batting order, making them a formidable side.
Afghanistan is now poised to take on its most formidable challenge in the 2023 World Cup. However, we must also recognize Afghanistan’s batting prowess.
Their middle-order has shown impressive consistency, and the openers have displayed promise. The batters even put up a noteworthy performance against a strong Indian bowling attack and took it a step further by successfully chasing a target of 283 against Pakistan. The performance of Rahmanullah Gurbaz at the top of the order will be pivotal in laying the foundation for the middle-order to build upon during the middle overs.
While Afghanistan boasts several impactful spin bowling options, they will have to contend with David Warner, who boasts an average of over 100 against spinners in ODIs. This presents a challenging task for the Afghan bowlers as they seek to put Australia on the back foot.
AUS vs AFG – ICC WC – Probable Playing XI’s
Australia: D Warner, T Head, S Smith, M Labuschagne, J Inglis (wk), G Maxwell, M Stoinis, P Cummins (Cap), Mitch Starc, A Zampa, J Hazlewood
Afghanistan: R Gurbaz, I Zadran, R Shah, H Shahidi (c), A Omarzai, I Alikhil (wk), Mohd Nabi, R Khan, M Ur Rahman, F Farooqi, N Ahmad
AUS vs AFG – ICC WC – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
The Wankhede Stadium wicket offers some assistance to the bowlers, but strong batsmen can also look forward to their innings. A par score on this pitch is expected to be in the range of 320 to 340.
AUS vs AFG – ICC WC – Win Prediction
Afghanistan have the strength to trouble Australia but may not have enough in the tank to pull off a win.