OPEN APP
Home / Sports / Cricket News /  ICC cricket World Cup 2019: Australia take on plucky Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s progress in cricket has been an astonishing saga in the history of sport. However, it would be imprudent to expect miracles from them.

On the face of it, Australia should breeze through. The bowling’s always been strong, the batting’s been reinforced after the return of prodigals Smith and Warner.

Of course, Afghanistan will be bereft of any pressure which works to their advantage. Wily spinners Rashid Khan and Mohamed Nabi and big-hitting Mohammed Shahzad can be dangerous.

So, while Australia start firm favourites, they can’t afford to drop guard.

Key Players: Warner, Starc; Rashid, Nabi

Catch all the Sports News and Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates & Live Business News.
More Less
Subscribe to Mint Newsletters
* Enter a valid email
* Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter.
Post your comment

Recommended For You

Trending Stocks

×
Get alerts on WhatsApp
Set Preferences My ReadsWatchlistFeedbackRedeem a Gift CardLogout