T20 World Cup Australia vs Afghanistan match preview: Pitch report, weather forecast and probable players list

Ahead of Sunday’s Australia vs Afghanistan contest, here's all you need to know

Australia vs Afghanistan T20 world cup Afghanistan and Australia will square off at Arnos Vale Stadium on June 23, Sunday | Adwaith P.S.

Australia and Afghanistan previously faced one another during the 2023 ODI World Cup. A year later, Afghanistan have now got an opportunity to seek revenge for the defeat they had faced against the Kangaroos. This certainly will be an arduous task, as the Aussies have marked their supremacy by winning all of their matches in the 2024 ICC Men's T20 World Cup whereas it has not been the same smooth sailing ride for Afghanistan.

Ahead of Sunday’s Australia vs Afghanistan contest in Arnos Vale Stadium, here are a few things you need to know.

Pitch Report: A spinner-friendly pitch, where bowlers often perform their very best. Bowlers have a strong grip on their pace at this pitch and this stadium has witnessed many low run scoring matches. However, Australia are a team that have shocked experts by making high scores in pitches far worse for batters, therefore Arnos Vale could be in for a surprise.

Weather Report: The weatherman has predicted a rainfall of around 60 per cent making the possibility of the contest being washed out highly likely. This will negatively affect Bangladesh as their chances of survival in the tournament will become tough.

Probable players list

Australia: Mitchell Marsh (c), David Warner, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood/Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa

Afghanistan: Rashid Khan (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Azmatullah Omarzai, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi

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