Australia will begin their World Cup against Afghanistan at County Ground, Bristol on 1st June. Aaron Finch led side has peaked at the right time and they would like to get off to a winning start against Afghanistan – who have the skills to surprise any team on their given day. We take a look at Australia’s Predicted Playing XI for the second match of the ICC World Cup 2019.
On the other hand, Afghanistan has taken giant strides in the last five years and they would like to give their best in the ODI showpiece. Afghanistan has shown that they can punch above their weight and they would aim to deliver the goods.
Here is a look at Australia’s Predicted Playing XI:
There is still a little doubt over the place of David Warner. However, he would be the first choice batsman for the opening position.
Australia’s skipper Aaron Finch has returned back to form and Finch will like to continue his good form going. Finch will also like to lead from the front.
The southpaw batsman is in prime form in the recent past. Khawaja was in red hot form in India and the left-hander will like to deliver the goods.
Steven Smith had announced himself at the big stage when he scored a fine 116 off just 102 balls against England in the warm-up match. Smith will like to keep up the good show.
Glenn Maxwell is going to be the key for Australia. The right-hander has the skills to change the course of the match and he would like to hit the ground running.
The hard-hitting all-rounder will have the onus to finish the innings for Australia. Stoinis can hit the ball a long way and he is going to be imperative.
Australia will like to defend their title.
The southpaw batsman is going to hold the wicket-keeping duties. Carey will like to hit the straps for Australia and he would like to add the finishing touches.
Nathan Coulter-Nile has been a consistent performer for Australia. The right-arm fast bowler has been right on the money in the recent past.
Pat Cummins has bowled with fire in the last two years. However, he hasn’t played a lot of white ball format in the last two years and it would be interesting to note his performances.
Like Cummins, Starc hasn’t played a lot of limited overs cricket. However, Starc will be a big player for Australia and he would like to be at his best as he was in the 2015 World Cup.
The leg-spinner has bowled with great success in the last one year and he would like to get off to a good start in Australia’s World Cup opener against Afghanistan.
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