Two teams who had completely different World Cups are set to lock their horns here at Manchester.Except for the unexpected defeat against Pakistan,England almost had the perfect World Cup coming upto now unless for little injury concirns.
On the other side Afghanistan came up to the World Cup with the same reputation as Sri Lanka,Windies and Bangladesh with their strong bowling attack and with the fact that they have beaten some good teams in recent times.But they were not even able to give a good fight in the matches they have played so far compared to other teams who have won atleast one match.
But still nothing impossible here in the Worldcup and if Pakistan can ,why not Afghanistan make an upset here.In the practise matches Afghanistan came to play with England after beating Pakistan and got beaten very comfortably by the tournament favourites.
England team is expected to try James Vince at the top in place of injured Jason Roy and Afghanistan is expected to play with extended batting line up.Probable XI for both teams are as follows;
2.Noor Ali Zadran
8.Ikram Alikhil (WK)