PERTH – Afghanistan to face Australia in next match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, PakistanTribe.com reported.
Three points from three games isn’t in keeping with Australia’s standing as the top dog in ODI cricket. But with matches against Afghanistan and Scotland sandwiching its Sydney showdown with Sri Lanka, Australiais well placed to take its appointed place in the last eight in Adelaide, but for its own confidence, as much as for perception, Clarke’s men need to flex their muscles at a venue that will test Afghanistan’s batting skills as much as its resolve and character.
Afghanistan is coming into this game on the back of a memorable one-wicket win over Scotland, a match where it snatched victory from the gaping jaws of defeat.
Chasing 211 for its maiden World Cup victory,Afghanistan slumped from 85 for 2 to 97 for 7 before Samiullah Shenwari took them to within sight of the finish line, and Hamid and Shapoor applied the finishing touches.
Match will start at 14:30 local (06:30 GMT).
Match will telecast in Pakistan at 11:30 am according to Pakistan Standard Time.
Squads of both teams:
Afsar Zazai (wk), Aftab Alam, Asghar Stanekzai, Dawlat Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Hamid Hassan, Javed Ahmadi, Mohammad Nabi (capt), Najibullah Zadran, Nasir Jamal, Nawroz Mangal, Samiullah Shinwari, Shafiqullah (wk), Shapoor Zadran, Usman Ghani.
George Bailey, Michael Clarke (capt), Patrick Cummins, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Brad Haddin (wk), Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Shane Watson.
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