The host side England will face Afghanistan on Tuesday (18th June) in the match 24 of the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup at The Old Trafford (Manchester).
Both these teams have played four matches in this Cricket World Cup. The home team England has won three matches and suffered one defeat in this Cricket World Cup. In the meantime, Afghanistan has lost all their four matches of this tournament.
Before this England vs Afghanistan match, here we are with some crucial statistical preview of this game.
Teams’ recent ODI form
England (in last ten matches; oldest to latest): Won, No Result, Won, Won, Won, Won, Won, Lost, Won and Won
Afghanistan (in last ten matches; oldest to latest): Lost, Lost, No Result, Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost, Won and Lost
ODI records at Old Trafford (Manchester)
Head-to-Head ODI records
- England and Afghanistan have met only once in ODI history and that was in the Group Stage of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup at Sydney. England won that match by nine wickets (DLS method).
i) English cricketer Joe Root has taken 13 catches in Cricket World Cup. It is the joint most catches by an England non-wicketkeeper in Cricket World Cup history. Paul Collingwood, the former England cricketer, also picked up 13 catches in CWC.
i) Afghanistan cricketer Samiullah Shinwari, who has scored 1,737 ODI runs, has also picked up 45 ODI wickets. By taking five more wickets, Shinwari will become the second Afghanistan cricketer to score 1,000+ ODI runs as well as to take at least 50 ODI wickets.
i) Off-spinner Mohammad Nabi has already taken 195 wickets in his international career. With five more international wickets, Nabi will become the second Afghanistan bowler after Rashid Khan (210 wickets) to take 200 or more international wickets.
i) The right-arm pacer Dawlat Zadran has picked up 148 wickets in the international career. He is two wickets away to complete his 150 international wickets. Dawlat Zadran will be the first Afghanistan pacer and third Afghanistan bowler to claim 150 international wickets.