Welcome to the 4th match of ICC World Cup 2019 between Australia and Afghanistan. The last time these two teams met in the World Cup was in 2015 where Australia defeated Afghanistan by the highest margin in World Cup history – 275 runs. But after a period of four years, Afghanistan has improved a lot and have emerged to be a very strong cricket side who are capable of causing an upset or two.
- Australia vs Afghanistan, 4th Match ICC WC 2019
- Saturday, 1 June 2019
- 12:30 PM GMT
- County Ground, Bristol
Live Scores and Commentary: Australia vs Afghanistan Live Scores and Commentary
Afghanistan have won the toss and have opted to bat
#GulbadinNaib has won the toss and opted to bat first at the Hampshire Bowl!
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 1, 2019
Skipper’s at Toss
Finch: I would have batted first as well, looks a good wicket to put runs on the board. Not that hard on top and hopefully, we can get some movement early on. (On Khawaja over Marsh) Usman’s form over the last 14-15 games was too good to ignore. Really tough call but we had to make it. Lyon, Richardson, and Behrendorff are the others missing out.
Naib: We are gonna bat first. Looks a good wicket, flat as well and we have three spinners. Hence, we’re batting first and hoping to put a good score on the board. Yes, they (Australia) are a champion side and we need to start well against them. (On playing three spinners) Everyone knows about the spinners of Afghanistan, all of them are experienced and skilled – Nabi, Mujeeb and Rashid.
Australia: Aaron Finch(c), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa
Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad(w), Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib(c), Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hamid Hassan
Live Streaming of Australia vs Afghanistan Match 4 can be caught on Fox Sports (from Australia) and Moby TV (from Afghanistan). All games can be watched on Hotstar.com from India.