New Delhi: England will look to gain more solidity as they take on a spirited Afghanistan in a crucial Super 10 Group 1 encounter of the ICC World Twenty20 at the Feroz Shah Kotla here.
England made a sensational comeback after suffering a big defeat against West Indies. Joe Root led England to a record chase of 229 runs against South Africa and that has brought in a buzz and wave of positivity in the English camp.
England know they need to win this tie as it will put them in a position from which they can get closer to qualification for the semi-finals. The inexperienced bowling has let them down and the side would depend on its batters again to see them through.
For Afghanistan, despite losing both games so far, they have shown flashes of highly entertained and well fought cricket. Their inexperience against top sides shows the inability to finish lines, but given more opportunities, Afghanistan looks to have a bright future.
The war-torn nation will look to cause an upset and send England packing out of the tournament.
Here is everything you need to know about the tie.
Date: March 23
Time: (3:00 pm IST)
Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Possible playing XI:
England: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, R Topley, Adil Rashid
Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Asghar Stanikzai (capt), Mohammad Nabi, Gulbaddin Naib, Shafiqullah, Dawlat Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shemwari, Rashid Khan, Hamid Hassan/Amir Hamza
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