ENG vs AFG Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI, Match Predictions for Match 14, Super 12 Group 1 of ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022

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ENG vs AFG: The super 12 stages of the ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022 will begin on 22nd October 2022. England will play against Afghanistan on the opening day. The fixture will take place at Perth Stadium. Both teams belong to Group 1.

England was eliminated in the semi-finals in the previous edition and would like to cross the finish line this time. They are among the top contenders for the title owing to their recent form. They recently defeated Australia in Australia in a 3-match T20I bilateral series. Ben Stokes is making a comeback after a while, and the skipper’s in the form of his life. Overall, they look balanced as a unit.

Meanwhile, Afghanistan is coming in after suffering heartbreak in the recently concluded Asia Cup 2022. They were knocked out in the super four stages by Pakistan in a last-over thriller. Hence, they would want to redeem themselves in this tournament. Rashid Khan will lead the bowling department as usual, and the openers are the pillars of their batting unit.

Match Details for ENG vs AFG

Series: ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022

Date: 22nd October 2022 (Saturday)

Time: 4:30 PM IST

Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth

Live Streaming: Star Sports, Hotstar

Pitch Report for ENG vs AFG

Thankfully, no rain is predicted during the match. The pitch at Perth is known for its pace and bounce. Hence, the pacers will enjoy the conditions. The batters need to stay vigilant and secure their wickets. Fielding first would be the best choice for the skippers.

Probable Playing XI


Jos Buttler (captain/wicket-keeper), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Ben Stokes, Tymal Mills, Mark Wood


Mohammad Nabi (captain), Najibullah Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wicket-keeper), Azmatullah Omarzai, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Naveen ul Haq, Rashid Khan

Match Predictions for ENG vs AFG

England is the probable winner of this fixture. They are in exceptional form as a team. The return of Ben Stokes strengthens the team further. However, they will miss the services of Jonny Bairstow. He was ruled out after sustaining a gruesome injury while playing golf. Meanwhile, Afghanistan will have to bring their A game against a side like England. A lot will depend on the openers. Overall, an entertaining game of cricket is likely to play out.

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