AUS vs AFG Match Prediction & Betting Tips, T20 World Cup 2022
Australia go head to head with Afghanistan in the penultimate game of Group 1 and Match 38 of the 2022 T20 World Cup on Friday evening in Adelaide. Australia must win this game to give themselves a chance of progressing to the semi-finals. Afghanistan are already eliminated but a win could see them qualify automatically for the 2024 T20 World Cup. Read on as we preview this match. This Super 12 stage game begins at the Adelaide Oval at 18:30 local time.
Australia need to win this game by a large margin to increase their net-run-rate above New Zealand or England to qualify for the next stage. We expect to see a dominant Australia performance from the first ball.
Afghanistan have been unfortunate with the rain, they have had two games washed out, but have been disappointing in their completed matches. A victory over the hosts and current T20 World Cup holders would be a big shock.
Australia vs Afghanistan T20 World Cup Live Streaming
TV channels: This match will be shown live on Sky Sports Cricket, Star Network, Fox Sports, ESPN and PTV.
Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on Sky Go and Disney+ Hotstar
AUS vs AFG Match Toss Prediction
Although the overall record is very close, over recent years the team batting first has won more IT20s at this venue. We expect both captains to want to field in the second half of the game.
AUS vs AFG Pitch Report
Batters will have to work hard for their runs on this pitch which will offer turn for the spinners throughout. A par score will be around 165 in this evening clash.
The temperature will be no higher than 17 degrees at the start of this match before dropping to 14 degrees by the end. There is no rain forecast on Friday evening in Adelaide.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Australia vs Afghanistan , T20 World Cup 2022
Australia Team News & Playing 11
AUS Team News
Although Ashton Agar had stiffness ahead of the game with Ireland, it was no surprise to see Adam Zampa back in the team after illness had ruled him out of the win over Sri Lanka. Australia have a settled side and we expect an unchanged XI ahead of this must win match.
AUS Key Players
- Aaron Finch – The skipper looked horribly out of form against Sri Lanka earlier in the tournament but one innings can change everything in this format and runs for him will help the confidence of the entire batting line-up.
- Mitchell Starc – The left arm pace bowler took two wickets in an over against Ireland. He should be able to get movement through the air in Adelaide which will aid his inswinging yorkers.
- Adam Zampa – The leg-spinner returned to the XI with figures of 2-19 against Ireland. He has an excellent record at this venue and will be keen to get bowling at the Afghanistan batters.
AUS Team Form
Australia have won only one of their last five games in this format.
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Australia Predicted Playing 11
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
AUS vs AFG Dream11 Prediction
Afghanistan Team News & Playing 11
AFG Team News
With the opportunity to progress in this tournament gone, there will be a temptation to ring the changes in the Afghanistan XI. However, there is still the possibility of finishing in the top four and we expect to see the same team selected for this match.
AFG Key Players
- Rahmanullah Gurbaz – The 20 year old keeper-batter hit four boundaries in his 28 against Sri Lanka on Tuesday. His top score in this format is 87.
- Usman Ghani – The right handed opener has made scores of 30 and 27 at the top of the order in the tournament so far and has hit four half-centuries in IT20s.
- Rashid Khan – The leg-spinner has taken three wickets in the T20 World Cup 2022. He knows the dimensions of this ground very well and is the third highest wicket taker in this format.
AFG Team Form
Afghanistan last won a game in this format seven matches ago during the 2022 Asia Cup.
Afghanistan Predicted Playing 11
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Usman Ghani, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi (c), Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Fareed Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi
AUS vs AFG Team Form in Last Five Matches
AUS : W N W L N
AFG : L N N L L
Australia vs Afghanistan Head to Head
This will be the first IT20 meeting between the sides.
Australia vs Afghanistan Betting Odds
It is no surprise to see Australia, the hosts and 2021 T20 World Cup Winners, as heavy favourites with the bookies and Afghanistan, bottom of the group, as the outsiders.
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Who will win Australia vs Afghanistan T20 Match?
Afghanistan have produced the odd strong performance in IT20s this year but overall they have been disappointing. Australia have not been at their best either but can still produce excellent results when at 80% capacity.
AUS vs AFG Top Team Batsmen
Aaron Finch, David Warner and Marcus Stoinis are our batting picks for Australia. Warner finished as the Player of the Series during the 2021 T20 World Cup and the bookies are expecting a big innings in this game. Stoinis is one of the most exciting players in the tournament and attacks from his first ball.
We are backing Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Usman Ghani and Ibrahim Zadran with the bat for Afghanistan. Opening the batting, the bookmakers have once again selected Gurbaz as their favourite to hit the most runs. Zadran has been in excellent form and averages 58.75 from his last six IT20 innings.
AUS vs AFG Top Team Bowlers
We recommend Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood as our Australia bowling tips. Zampa’s record at the Adelaide Oval has been taken into consideration and it is not a surprise to see his top odds for Australia. Hazlewood went wicketless against Ireland but has enjoyed his best year of IT20 cricket in 2022.
Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Fazalhaq Farooqi are our suggestions for Afghanistan’s top bowlers. Khan is one of the all-time leading wicket takers in this format and his odds to be Afghanistan’s best bowler reflect this. Ur Rahman has a better record than Rashid Khan in this tournament and is a wicket taking threat in the early overs.
Australia vs Afghanistan Prediction
Although Afghanistan do still have something to play for in this clash, we expect Australia to be focused and determined to get a victory in Adelaide. Afghanistan have dangerous bowlers but we predict that Australia will dominate their batters. Overall we are predicting a win by a comfortable margin for Australia.
Australia are favorites to beat Afghanistan at the odds of 1.10