England shall be aiming to take one other step nearer to the World Cup semi-finals once they face Afghanistan at Outdated Trafford on Tuesday, dwell on Sky Sports activities.
Three wins from their opening 4 group video games have established Eoin Morgan’s facet within the high 4 and one other victory would see them take high spot from Australia.
Whereas Jason Roy has been dominated out of the sport in Manchester, and England’s subsequent match in opposition to Sri Lanka on Friday, because of a hamstring tear, Morgan himself took half in Monday’s coaching session and is anticipated to be match to steer the staff after a again spasm pressured him from the sector throughout the win over West Indies.
James Vince is about to exchange Roy on the high of the order whereas Moeen Ali might are available for Liam Plunkett, who missed coaching because of sickness, on a pitch that’s anticipated to supply help to the spinners.
That would definitely swimsuit Afghanistan, who boast a potent spin-bowling assault, led by Rashid Khan, and captain Gulbadin Naib believes they will trigger any facet issues in the proper circumstances.
“We are looking for the spin, every game,” Gulbadin mentioned.
“If the wicket is just like the one India and Pakistan performed on, which barely turned, with this sort of flip perhaps each staff is in bother in opposition to Afghanistan.
“Not solely England or others. If there’s a little little bit of spin there, perhaps it is a good day for Afghanistan.”
PLAYERS TO WATCH
With Roy dominated out, the onus shall be on Jonny Bairstow to be sure that England proceed to start out shortly with the bat. Vince will play his half however he doesn’t possess the explosive energy of Roy, Bairstow does and after a few begins, this may very well be his likelihood to essentially make his mark on this event.
The England opener won’t be the one one although and with the promise of spin, this may very well be the proper likelihood for Rashid Khan to indicate what he can do on the worldwide stage.
The leg-spinner has taken simply three wickets to date within the event however is third within the ICC’s ODI bowling rankings and serving to Afghanistan pull off a significant shock in Manchester could be the proper solution to show his high quality.
WHAT ARE THEY SAYING?
England captain Eoin Morgan on Jason Roy: “He is in the perfect type of his life. So he is essential.
“I definitely consider Jason will play once more on this event. In the meanwhile he will be assessed repeatedly over the course of the subsequent week. He is out of the subsequent two video games. So we’ll see how he pulls up after that.
“There is a purpose we might hold him round. One, he is a really key participant, however two, there’s a very optimistic likelihood of him taking part in.”
Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib on Rashid Khan: “Rashid isn’t like different bowlers who bowl usually, he is an attacking bowler.
“Every time he’s attacking. But one thing that’s bad is the surfaces have not suited him. If they slightly turned, you’ll find Rashid is a key bowler and he’s also key for the success of Afghanistan.”
Watch each match of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup on Sky Sports activities, persevering with with England vs Afghanistan from 10am, Tuesday on Sky Sports activities Cricket World Cup.