Afghanistan vs Australia Match Prediction

AFG vs AUS Match Prediction & Betting Tips, T20 World Cup 2024

Afghanistan will take on Australia in the 48th game of the T20 World Cup 2024. The game will be played at the Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown, St Vincent and will start at 6:00 AM IST on June 23

This is a must win game for Afghanistan after a crushing defeat to India in the last game. Afghanistan came into the Super 8 after wins over New Zealand, Uganda and PNG, however, they were blown away by India. The team was let down by the batters as they folded out for 134 in a chase of 182, losing the game by 47 runs. The big defeat also pegged Afghanistan in run rate thus the team needs a big win against Australia to stay alive.

Meanwhile, Australia defeated Bangladesh in a rain curtailed game by 28 runs.  It was a comprehensive win for Australia but Bangladesh wasn’t going to Test Australia anyway. However, Afghanistan is a team that can put the Aussies under pressure. Aussie batters will have a task on hand against the Afghan spinners on good bowling conditions. This should be a close game. 

Afghanistan vs Australia Match Live Streaming

TV channels: You can watch this match live on Star Sports, PTV, Ten Sports, Willow TV, ESPN Caribbean, Sky Cricket, Sky Sport NZ and SuperSport.

Live Streaming: The fixture will be live-streamed on Disney+ Hotstar, Myco, Tamasha, ESPN Play Caribbean, SkyGO, NOW TV, Prime Video and SuperSport.

AFG vs AUS Match Toss Prediction

Teams have bowled first in most game given the rain around and helpful bowling conditions and once again captain winning the toss should opt to chase.

AFG vs AUS Pitch Report

The last game played at the Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown, St Vincent saw Bangladesh defend 106. This has not been a high scoring venue and we could be in for a low scoring game.

St Vincent Weather Report

There is some rain around in St. Vincent on the match. The humidity will be 79 percent while win speed will be 26 km/h.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Afghanistan vs Australia, T20 World Cup 2024

Afghanistan Team News & Playing 11

AFG Team News

Afghanistan suffered a crushing defeat to India in the last game but they are playing the best XI and we don’t see Rashid Khan making change to the combination for the crucial game against Australia,

AFG Key Players

  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz – Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored a couple of half centuries in the group stage but he failed to score big against India. Gurbaz is a quality batter and has the skills to take on the Aussie bowling.
  • Ibrahim Zadran –  Ibrahim Zadran also scored a few runs in the group stage but failed against India. The Gurbaz-Zadran partnership will be key for Afghanistan. If they can stay at the wicket for long, Afghanistan will be in with a chance.
  • Rashid Khan – Rashid Khan has been magnificent in the tournament so far. He picked four wickets against New Zealand in the group stage and then bowled an outstanding spell of 3-26 against India. He has taken nine wickets in five games.
  • Fazalhaq Farooqi – Fazalhaq Farooqi also picked three wickets against India. The left arm pacer has been magnificent so far and is the leading wickettaker of the tournament with 15 wickets to his name.

AFG Team Form

Afghanistan have played well so far but they had an off day against India. Afghanistan need a win against Australia to stay alive.

Afghanistan Predicted Playing 11

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

Australia Team News & Playing 11

AUS Team News

Australia steamrolled Bangladesh in the first Super 8 match and will most likely play an unchanged XI for the vital clash. With a  game against India lined up, Australia can’t afford to lose against Afghanistan. 

AUS Key Players

  • David Warner – David Warner scored a brilliant 53 in 35 balls against Bangladesh. Warner is Australia’s best player of spin and thus he will be vital for the team against the spin-heavy Afghanistan attack. 
  • Travis Head – Head has been magnificent for Australia. He is the team’s leading run scorer of the tournament, with 179 runs in five games, including a fifty. If Head bats for 30 balls, he will put Australia on top.
  • Marcus Stoinis – Stonis will be a big player for Australia against Afghanistan. He has been decent for the team in T20 World Cup, scoring 158 runs at an average of 78. The sluggish wicket will also suit Stoinis’ bowling and he can create a lot of problems for the Afghan batters.
  • Adam Zampa – Adam Zampa has been the biggest match winner for Australia in this T20 World Cup and he will once again hold the key for the team against Afghanistan. Zampa has taken 11 wickets in five games for the side. 

AUS Team Form

Australia are undefeated in the T20 World Cup 2024 so far. The team has been brilliant, doing well with both bat and ball.

Australia Predicted Playing 11

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

Afghanistan vs Australia Head to Head

Australia and Afghanistan have played just one T20I before, with Australia registering a comprehensive win.

AFG vs AUS Head to Head Stats in T20s

  Matches Played AFG Won AUS Won Tie NR
Overall 1 0 1 0 0
Last 5 1 0 1 0 0

Afghanistan vs Australia Betting Odds

Australia are favourites to win and are getting the odds of 1.30. The team has far more quality in the side and should win the game if they continue playing the way they are.

Who will win Afghanistan vs Australia Match?

We suggest backing Australia to win. Australia are undefeated in the tournament so far while Afghanistan suffered defeats to West Indies and India. Afghanistan rely a lot on Rahmanullah Gurbaz thus if he gets out early, they will be under huge pressure. 

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