Match 13 of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will witness the clash between England (ENG) and Afghanistan (AFG) on October 15. The match will be played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

Afghanistan are coming off a humiliating defeat against the Indian team in their second match of the tournament. They were defeated quite comprehensively in their first game as well where Bangladesh defeated them comprehensively. On the other hand, England were defeated by New Zealand in the opener of the event but they made a great comeback in their second game, defeating Bangladesh comfortably.

Looking forward, England would be hoping to continue their momentum and on the other hand, Afghanistan would be hoping to open their account on the point table.

ENG vs AFG Match Details:

Match Afghanistan vs England, ODI World Cup 2023, Match 15
Venue Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Date & Time Sunday, October 15, 02:00 PM (IST) 
Live Streaming Details Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar app and website

Arun Jaitley Stadium Pitch Report:  

The pitches at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi generally favour the bowlers. The wickets on the black soil surfaces will produce true bounce. Recently it has been seen that it supports the batters as well. Dew might be a factor going forward and teams winning the toss would be looking to chase for sure.

Also See: ENG vs AFG Live Scores 

ENG vs AFG Head-to-Head Record: 

Matches Played 2
England Won 2
Afghanistan Won 0
First Played 13 – Mar 2015 
Last Played 18 – Jun 2019 

ENG vs AFG Probable Playing XI 

England (ENG): 

Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Harry Brook/ Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

Afghanistan (AFG) 

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Probable Best Performers: 

Probable Best Batter: 

Dawid Malan (England):  

Dawid Malan, known for his risk-free cricket, could be the best batter in this match. With 1200 runs from 23 innings in ODIs, Malan recently scored his sixth century against Bangladesh. He has an impressive average of 63.14 in his last seven ODIs and an overall average of 63.15 in this format. Considering his form, Malan is likely to be England’s highest run scorer against Afghanistan.

Also Check: Most Runs in ODI World Cup 2023

Probable Best Bowler: 

Reece Topley (Afghanistan): 

On the other hand, Reece Topley, a quick seam bowler, is expected to shine in the match. Topley’s exclusion from England’s starting XI in their opening match surprised many, considering his impressive performance in home ODIs this summer. He returned back to the team and took 4-43 against Bangladesh, showcasing his skills as an opening bowler. It is predicted that Topley will be England’s leading wicket-taker in Match 13.

  Today’s Match Prediction: England to win the match 

Also see: ENG vs AFG Dream11 Prediction
Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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