A big challenge is up for the hosts as they take on bottom-placed Afghanistan in today’s t20 world cup match. The Aussies will have a lot counting on this encounter as they desperately need the 2 points with an improvement in NRR. Failing to do so will result in their exit from what could be an opportunity of a lifetime.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 4th November 2022, 1:30 PM IST
- Venue: Adelaide Oval
- Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
Australia vs Afghanistan- Previews and Betting Tips
Australia are walking into this encounter with a dominant victory over the Irish but it wasn’t enough to help the NRR. Being asked to bat first, skipper Aaron Finch finally found some rhythm as he went on to smash a fantastic 44-ball 63. Following his footsteps was Marcus Stoinis, who chipped in with a 25-ball 35 to get Australia to 179/5. After a splendid batting display, the bowlers were up for a task. They ended up doing a fine job as Adam Zampa’s 2/19 and Glenn Maxwell’s 2/14 helped the Aussies win by 42 runs.
Meanwhile, Afghanistan faced yet another defeat in the Super 12 stage and haven’t yet won a single game. In their previous encounter, they were up against the former world champions, Sri Lanka. Choosing to bat first, Afghanistan could only manage to get to 144/8 in their 20 overs courtesy of Wanidu Hasaranga’s 3/13. Rahmanullah Gurbaz top-scored with his 24-ball 28 while Usman Ghani contributed with his run-a-ball 27. While defending 145, the spin twin of Rashid & Mujeeb picked up two wickets each. However, Dhananjaya de Silva’s 42-ball 66* helped Sri Lanka clinch an easy 6-wicket win,
Surprisingly, this will be the first time that Australia will face Afghanistan in the T20 world cup. Nevertheless, we predict the Aussies to be the winner of today’s t20 world cup match. This must-win encounter brings a huge opportunity for viewers to enjoy some live-betting action. We recommend three-way, in-game, and over & under options for an elite betting experience. These options provide the best returns on your investment with the help of exceptional match odds during live streaming.
After Aaron Finch’s exceptional knock in the last game, his runs tally has gone up to 243 runs in 10 matches. The team will rely heavily on him and opener David Warner, who has 185 runs in his past 7 games and will need to take matters into his own hands. Alongside them, the all-around services of Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell will serve as a bonus. As far as the bowling department is concerned, Australia has nothing to worry about. The Aussie pace attack has been spot on and contributed in every match. Pack leader Pat Cummins has 11 scalps in 9 games while speedster Mitchell Starc has 10 in just 7 games. Accompanying them will be Josh Hazlewood and Adam Zampa, making them an invincible team against Afghanistan.
Squad: Aaron Finch(C), Matthew Wade(wk), David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh, Tim David, Adam Zampa, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood
Afghanistan are already out of the tournament and will take every opportunity at hand to upset Australia at home. The Aussies will be up against the spin twin of Mujeeb ur Rahman and Rashid Khan, who have been in sublime form. Mujeeb has 14 wickets to his name in 10 games while the latter has 12 under his belt. They have been very economical and have a combined rate of below 6 RPO. As for the batsmen, Ibrahim Zadran has been performing extremely well and has been consistently among the runs. He has 295 runs in just 10 matches while his partner Rahmanullah Gurbaz has 271. Afghanistan are a well-balanced side and a huge victory just doesn’t seem in the cards for Australia as of now.
Squad: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(wk), Usman Ghani, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi(C), Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi
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Pitch and weather Conditions
The weather forecast has predicted it to be a warm and sunny day with the temperatures fluctuating between 18 and 19 degrees. With the sun being out and shining bright, there are zero chances of precipitation with an exhilarating contest ahead of us. Meanwhile, mild humidity will play its part at 53%.
Speaking of conditions, the pitch looks to be good for batting as the average first innings score is as high as 180 at this venue. The team winning the toss will be looking to bat first and put some runs on the board. Although the Adelaide oval pitch frequently maintains its character, thus both batsmen and bowlers will have ample help on offer. Bowlers can hope that the long boundaries work in their favour and that batsmen play false shots against the variations that can be introduced on this wicket. All-in-all, a batting-friendly pitch with plenty of pace and carry.
Australia vs Afghanistan: Betting Tips
|Betting Tips||Betting Odds||Operator Links|
|Toss Prediction||Australia to Win||1.90||Bet on Parimatch|
|Top Batsman – Australia||Aaron Finch||4.90||Try Dafabet today|