England won by 150 runs
The World Cup 2019 hosts England side will face a weak Afghanistan side at Old Trafford, Manchester on Tuesday, 18 June, in the 24th match of the competition and the Eoin Morgan-led side would seem to win by a big margin to strengthen their place in the World Cup Points Table. Old Trafford entertained the high octane India vs Pakistan match on Sunday, June 16.
England is at the 4th place in the ICC cricket world cup points table with six points in 4 games while Afghanistan is at the base without any point in as many games. But, England experienced a jolt before of the game as opening batsman Jason Roy, who deserted the field while the side’s 8-wicket victory against West Indies, has been ruled out of their next 2 games, facing Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, due to a hamstring injury.
Roy’s exit suggests James Vince debut in the ICC World Cup. Vince’s entrance would additionally mean Root returns to his usual number 3 position.
England has won their last 2 matches comprehensively, by margins of 106 runs and 8 wickets versus Bangladesh and West Indies sequentially and face a simple job as they face an even weaker team in the tourney. England captain Eoin Morgan was also noticed struggling in the field versus West Indies however it remains to be seen if he will be suitable for the game today. Gulbadin Naib-led Afghanistan hasn’t yet been capable to perform full 50 overs as the batting order failure in no time after first 2-3 wickets. The side collapsed facing South Africa from 69/2 in the 21st over to 125 all out in the 35th. There are the smallest possibilities of rain. Pacers will dig initial overs while spinners will be the key as the game proceeds.