In Match No. 24 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, England is taking on Afghanistan at Old Trafford in Manchester. England captain Eoin Morgan has won the toss and elected to bat first.

England is placed fourth in the points tally of the ongoing World Cup with 6 points in four matches, after an early stumble against Pakistan. England is in great form otherwise and ready to qualify to the next phase of the tournament.  Afghanistan, on the other hand, is still yearning for their maiden victory in the competition and are at the rock bottom in the points chart.

Adil Rashid (England) and Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan) will be in the spotlight when their teams meet today. Notably, in the last India-Pakistan encounter at the same venue, it was Kuldeep Yadav who bowled the game changing spell for India. Therefore, spinners probably could change the course of this match too.

Afghanistan needs to win this match to remain in the race.

Live action will begin at 3 pm (IST).

Playing XIs

Afghanistan: 1 Noor Ali Zadran, 2 Gulbadin Naib (capt), 3 Rahmat Shah, 4 Hashmatullah Shahidi, 5 Asghar Afghan, 6 Najibullah Zadran, 7 Mohammad Nabi, 8 Ikram Alikhil (wk), 9 Rashid Khan, 10 Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 11 Dawlat Zadran

England: 1 Jonny Bairstow, 2 James Vince, 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Jofra Archer, 11 Mark Wood.