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Afghanistan vs England, 14th Match, T20 WC 2022 – Fantasy Preview with Predicted Playing XIs, Venue Details, Relevant Stats & Full Fantasy XI

Afghanistan will take on England in the 14th Match of the 2022 T20 World Cup and 12th Khiladi provides you with the Dream11 prediction and fantasy tips for this contest.

England will start this game as strong favorites against an Afghanistan team whose batters are inexperienced in Australian conditions and will have to rely on its BBL stars once again to have any success in this group. The two sides have not played any T20 matches between each other since 2016.


Fantasy XI

WK: Jos Buttler

BAT: Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran

AR: Mohammad Nabi, Ben Stokes, Sam Curran

BOWL: Rashid Khan, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes

C/VC: Jos Buttler, Mark Wood

Differentials: Liam Livingstone (37%), Adil Rashid – (11%)

C/VC Differentials: Rashid Khan – bowl 2nd (4%), Dawid Malan (7%), Alex Hales (8%)


Perth Stadium – Venue Notes

  • Average First Innings Score in all T20s since 2018: 186
  • Bat First vs Bowl First in all T20s since 2018: Win batting first – 17; Win chasing – 15
  • AFG-ENG Players in the top 10 leading run-scorers list since 2018: Liam Livingstone(4), Alex Hales(7)
  • AFG-ENG Players in the top 10 leading wicket-takers list since 2018: Chris Jordan(5)
  • Wickets distribution by bowl type in the last 12 T20s: RAP – 75, LAP – 18SLO – 5, OS – 6, WS – 22
  • This venue offers assistance to the pacers in the powerplay with good pace and bounces off the pitch. It is also clearly noticeable that the quicks dominate here and in the case of spinners, wrist spinners have been the most effective.
  • The batters will especially find it tricky in the powerplay phase but once settled at the crease, they are capable of scoring plenty of runs.
  • The straighter boundaries are shorter while the square and mid-wicket boundaries are longer here.

Predicted Playing XI

Afghanistan: Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Darwish Rasooli, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi(c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

England: Jos Buttler(c+wk), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood


Afghanistan vs England, T20 WC’22, 14th Match Stat Box

Afghanistan: 

Only four players in the Afghanistan World Cup squad have any experience playing in Australian conditions. The 4th is Qais Ahmad, who is unlikely to play in this match.
  • Mohammad Nabi in Australia: 25 wickets at 22/7.6 and 596 runs at 22/123 in 34 innings
  • Rashid Khan in Australia: 84 wickets at 16/6.5 and 343 runs at 151 SR in 57 innings
  • Mujeeb-ur-Rahman in Australia: 37 wickets at 23/6.2 in 37 innings
Bowling-type matchups to consider when picking players in your team.
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz vs High Pace: 8 outs at 24/127 in 28 innings
  • Hazratullah Zazai vs High Pace: 4 outs at 59/159 in 23 innings
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz vs Wrist-Spin in Overs 7-20: 5 outs at 28/129 in 13 innings
  • Najibullah Zadran vs Wrist-Spin in Overs 7-20: 12 outs at 23/121 in 37 innings
  • Hazratullah Zazai vs Wrist-Spin in Overs 7-20: 6 outs at 16/105 in 15 innings
  • Hazratullah Zazai vs Off-Spin in Overs 7-20: 7 outs at 13/107 in 15 innings
  • Najibullah Zadran vs Off-Spin in Overs 7-20: 9 outs at 18/100 in 31 innings
Mujeeb’s Big Bash numbers to keep in mind and that of the other less popular players in the Afghan team.
  • Mujeeb bowl 1st vs 2nd in BBL: 1st – 23w at 18/5.9 in 18 inns; 2nd – 14w at 31/6.5 in 19 inn
  • Ibrahim Zadran’s batting numbers in all T20s: 412 runs at 29/119 in 18 innings
  • Darwish Rasooli’s batting numbers in all T20s: 268 runs at 30/124 in 12 innings
  • Azmatullah Omarzai’s numbers in all T20s: 14 wickets and 264 runs at 29/117 in 17 innings
  • Fazalhaq Faarooqi’s numbers in 2022: 22 wickets in 20 innings
  • Fareed Ahmad’s recent form: 2w, 2w, 3w, 0w, 3w, 0w, 3w, 0w, 0w

England

These English players have some experience playing in Perth, particularly Livingstone and Jordan who played for the Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League.
  • Liam Livingstone at Perth: 337 runs at 31/135 in 11 innings
  • Alex Hales at Perth: 195 runs at 49/140 in 5 innings
  • Chris Jordan at Perth: 11 wickets at 15/8.7 in 8 innings
Records in Australia – Buttler, Hales, Malan, Livingstone, Jordan and Mills.
  • Jos Buttler in Australia: 474 runs at 43/137 in 7 innings
  • Alex Hales in Australia: 1615 runs at 35/151 in 50 innings
  • Dawid Malan in Australia: 432 runs at 31/124 in 15 innings
  • Liam Livingstone in Australia: 9 wickets and 851 runs at 30/138 in 28 innings
  • Sam Curran in Australia: 5 wickets in 2 innings
  • Chris Jordan in Australia: 26 wickets at 25/9.2 in 28 innings
  • Tymal Mills in Australia: 18 wickets at 16.6/8.2 in 13 innings
The English top 3 has a good record against both L-Pace and R-Pace. Hales has the lowest average but bats at a healthy SR.
  • Alex Hales vs R-Pace in Powerplay: 56 outs at 28/145 in 167 innings
Knowing some of these numbers of the English batters against off-spin and wrist-spin is important against Afghanistan.
  • Alex Hales vs Wrist-Spin in Overs 7-20: 30 outs at 26/119 in 67 innings
  • Ben Stokes vs Wrist-spin in Overs 7-20: 11 outs at 17/127 in 24 innings
  • Alex Hales vs Off-Spin in Overs 7-20: 6 outs at 14/98 in 22 innings
  • Dawid Malan vs Off-Spin in Overs 7-20: 13 outs at 26/121 in 51 innings
  • Ben Stokes vs Off-Spin in Overs 7-20: 4 outs at 28/133 in 15 innings
  • Chris Woakes’ numbers in the powerplay since 2021: 16 wickets at 15/6.7 in 18 innings

Afghanistan – Fantasy Notes

  • Keep Ibrahim Zadran in your teams! While he is inexperienced in these conditions, his style of play as an anchor makes him a reliable pick, compared to the other hitters in the team and he will also be able to rack up points consistently for fantasy managers.
  • Mujeeb-ur-Rahman is not expected to be as effective in Australia as he is in the subcontinent, but with 4 left-handers in the England top seven, it makes sense to keep him in your teams. Going by his Big Bash numbers, he is a better pick when bowling first. (Refer to the Stat box for numbers)
  • Fazalhaq Farooqi is a good differential in your teams, particularly if Afghanistan bowls first as he will bowl both in the powerplay and at the death – two phases in which there will be plenty of opportunities for wickets.

England – Fantasy Notes

  • According to The Cricketer, Chris Woakes is unlikely to be risked in this match after reporting stiffness in his quad muscles. David Willey is likely to replace him in the XI and Tymal Mills, who was brought in as a replacement for Reece Topley is also unlikely to be slotted in immediately – Chris Jordan is the most likely to start over him if England goes bowler-heavy.
  • Alex Hales is the 7th highest run-scorer at this venue since 2018. As a top attacking batter, you should back him but remember that it also comes with risks in the powerplay. He struggles to score quickly against wrist-spin and off-spin bowling types, which can cause him to yield to pressure and play rash shots. He is a risk to drop but so is anyone else in a quality team.
  • Liam Livingstone and Moeen Ali can bowl in this match against the 2 Afghanistan LHB, who are suspect against off-spin in particular.
  • Livingstone is also the 4th highest run-scorer at this venue since 2018. This makes him an excellent differential to pick in your teams!
  • Mark Wood should enjoy bowling at this venue and is also primarily tasked with picking wickets for England in all phases. If there is a venue where you must pick a quick hit-the-deck bowler like Wood in your team, it is here at Perth.

Note: Return after 15 minutes of the toss for a fully updated XI

Stats Credit: Cricinfo and Cricmetric

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