Australia vs Afghanistan – Match Preview: The Aussies will be up against the Afghan side in the Super 12 match no. 38 of the T20 World Cup 2022 on Friday, November 04, from 1:30 PM IST onwards at the Adelaide.
Australia needs a win here to finish in the top two of the group stage. Meanwhile, for the Afghans, it’s their last game of the season and they will be looking to finish on a high.
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Australia vs Afghanistan: Super 12 Match Preview
Match: Australia vs Afghanistan – Super 12 Group 1 (Match 38)
Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.
Date & Time: November 04, 2022, at 1:30 PM (IST)
Where to Watch Live: Star Sports Network and JIO TV.
Pitch Report: Australia vs Afghanistan
The pitch at Adelaide has proved to be a pretty even pitch so far. The bowlers get some nice bounce and carry, whereas the batters look to use the pace initially and once set, take charge of the opposition. The bowlers need to be smart with their line and length in order to get the batters trapped toward the longer boundaries.
The sun is expected to be out and pretty clear on match day and we should have a full 20-over game. The par score on this pitch is expected to be around 160-170 runs.
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Head-to-Head Stats: (T20I)
Both teams haven’t faced each other yet, this will be the first time both teams will clash in a T20I.
Finch-led Australia bounced back after their initial defeat against the Kiwis. They are currently at the third place on the group 1 points table with five points in four games. However, currently they have a negative net run rate, which is a concern for the Aussies. They will be looking for a big win here to beat the net run rates of New Zealand and England, who are currently at the top. Australia grabbed two wins in four games while lost in one and another got washed out due to rain.
The good news for the side is their skipper Aaron Finch got his form back in the last game, where he hammered a half-century against Ireland. The bowler’s have also performed well so far and will be looking continue to do so.
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Meanwhile, for the Afghans it’s their last game of this event as they already knocked out from the semis race. The are currently at the bottom of the group 1 points table with just two points in four games. They failed to win a single game while lost in two and rest two washed out due to rain.
Nabi and his men will be looking to end on a high with a win here at the Adelaide and give a heartbreak to the defending champions, who desperately needs a victory here. A win here may help the Afghans to finish higher on the points table surpassing team Ireland.
Australia vs Afghanistan: Super 12: Possible Playing XI
Aaron Finch (C)
Matthew Wade (wk)
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk)
Mohammad Nabi (C)
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