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Match Preview: Afghanistan vs England, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 13th Match


ICC World Cup  •  15 Oct, 2023  •  3,224 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Anand Swami


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Prepare for a poignant clash echoing beyond the boundaries of the Arun Jaitley Stadium as Afghanistan and England, each bearing their unique narratives of triumph and tribulation, engage in a pulsating encounter at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. This isn’t merely a battle of runs and wickets; it's a symphony of emotional and competitive spirits, weaving a tale where every stroke and delivery is drenched in profound resilience and unyielding aspirations.

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Venue Insights

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The batter-friendly track of the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, renowned for its notably quick outfield and concise boundaries, is poised to bear witness to a scoring extravaganza as these two nations collide. Historically favouring teams that bat first, utilising the deteriorating pitch with spinners as the match unfolds, the upcoming contest might witness strategies meticulously woven around the surface characteristics.

Form Guide - Afghanistan

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Bearing the formidable weight of five successive losses (LLLLL), Afghanistan confronts a stern challenge to reignite its victorious spirit. With premier spinner Rashid Khan grappling to forge a meaningful impact and their batting department faltering to muster competitive totals, captain Hashmatullah Shahidi is faced with sculpting a strategic resurgence. An unspoken yet potent presence, the moral obligation to elevate the spirits of their homeland post the earthquakes, will undoubtedly act as an invisible eleventh player on the field for them.

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Form Guide - England

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In stark contrast, England sails on a relatively stable voyage, marked by four victories in their last five outings (WLWWW). A brief misstep against New Zealand was promptly rectified by a formidable display against Bangladesh, anchored by striking performances from Reece Topley, Dawid Malan, and others. The defending champions boast a harmoniously balanced squad and aspire to perpetuate their victorious momentum, well aware that the tournament resembles more of a marathon than a sprint.

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