England v Afghanistan T20 World Cup Tips

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England vs New Zealand Match Details

  • Date: 2022-10-22
  • Start Time: 16:30
  • Location: Perth Stadium, Perth
  • Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 Round
  • Format: Twenty20
  • Tipster: Brian Thorpe

Tip Summary

  • England are the favorite to win the Saturday match and start the World Cup on a promising note.
  • Englishmen scored an easy victory over Pakistan in their warm-up game by six wickets.
  • Afghanistan won their warm-up match against Bangladesh by 62 runs. 

In the second Super 12 match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, England will be clashing against Afghanistan at the Perth Stadium on Saturday. England are the clear favorites to get off a dream start in the tournament. They defeated Pakistan in an away seven-match T20I series by 4-3.

The Englishmen followed it up with a scintillating victory against Australia in the three-match T20I series by 2-0. The team also won its warm-up game against Pakistan by six wickets. They chased the target of 161 runs with 14.4 overs. England are likely to continue the winning momentum and take an early lead in the competition.

Coming to Afghanistan, their last international outing came during the Asia Cup 2022. The team looked good at the beginning of the tournament by winning both league games. However, they could not replicate the performance in the Super 12 round and ended up losing all three matches to finish at the bottom of the table. Meanwhile, they must have gained some momentum by winning the warm-up match against Bangladesh. Afghanistan restricted the Tigers to 98 runs to score a victory by 62 runs. 

England vs New Zealand Tips

Player of the Match: Jos Buttler

Player Of The Match
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 Round

The opening batter and the captain Jos Buttler is expected to lead from the front in his team’s first World Cup match against Afghanistan. Buttler is in a mesmerizing form in the shortest format of the game this year. He broke a lot of records in the Indian Premier League this year by topping the run-scoring charts. The batter continued his dream form in international cricket as well. In the three-match T20I series against Australia, he hit 150 runs at an average of 75. Thus, undoubtedly Jos Buttler will be our pick for the player of the match award on Saturday during the England vs Afghanistan encounter.

Top Afghanistan batter: Ibrahim Zadran

Top Batter
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 Round
  • Date: 2022-10-22
  • Best Odds: 4.50 @ 10Cric

The top-order batter, Ibrahim Zadran, was the man in action for Afghanistan during the Asia Cup 2022. Though the team succumbed to a torrid performance, Zadran made a solid statement with his sensational performance with the bat. He finished in third place in the run-scoring charts just behind Mohammad Rizwan and Virat Kohli. In five matches, the 20-year-old accumulated 196 runs at an average of 65.33. Zadran flaunted his form in the warm-up match as well. He scored 46 runs off 39 balls with the help of three boundaries and as many sixes to help his team reach a total of 160 runs in 20 overs.

Top wicket-taker of the match: Mark Wood

Top Wicket Taker
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 Round
  • Date: 2022-10-22
  • Best Odds: 6.25 @ Becric

Mark Wood has been the standout performer for England with the ball in their victories against Pakistan and Australia. Playing against the Green Army, the seamer picked six wickets in just two matches at an average of 7.50 and an economy rate of 5.61. He continued his charm against Australia as well by picking three wickets in two games. The pace sensation is now expected to continue the good form in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup as well.