Australia and Afghanistan are going to face each other in the 39th ODI ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday 7th November 2023.
On Saturday 4th November, Australia’s last match was with reining World Cup Champion England, and Kangaroos won the match by 33 runs. It was Australia’s fifth consecutive win. In the next game, Australia have to fight for their easy semi final ticket against Afghanistan.
Talking about their rival Afghanistan won its last match against the Netherlands by the seven wickets on 3rd November.
Let’s talk about Afghanistan’s semis chance. Right now it’s in sixth position in the points table.
If Afghanistan wins its two upcoming matches against Australia and South Africa then there are mighty chances for Afghanistan to qualify for the World Cup semi final chances.
But It will be a rough road for Afghanistan to cross. Let’s see the ODI records for Australia and Afghanistan.
Australia vs Afghanistan Head-to-Head
There were only three matches held between Australia and Afghanistan. In all three matches, Australia defeated Afghanistan. The last match between Australia and Afghanistan was in 2019, and Australia won by 7 wickets.
The table below shows the record of AUS vs AFG head-to-head records –
Wankhede Stadium Pitch Report
The Wankhede Stadium is a seaside pitch that helps spinners initially but has been changed over the years. This stadium mostly favors the batsman due to its small boundaries.
The pitch is prepared from red soil making sure to do some benefit to the spinners. The weather forecast for the Australia vs Afghanistan match is mostly cloudy and the temperature will swing between 32 to 34 degrees Celsius and windy.
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Wankhede Stadium ODI Records
Wankhede Stadium has witnessed 31 ODI matches. Out of 31 ODI matches, 16 matches were won by the team who batted first and 15 matches were won by the team bowling first.
The table shows all the records of ODI matches hosted by the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
|Won Batting First||17|
|Won Bowling First||15|
|Average First Innings Score||247|
|Average Second Innings Score||196|
|Highest Team Totals||438 by RSA vs IND|
|Lowest team Totals||55/10 by SL vs IND|
Best Players of England vs Australia
Australia Best Players – ODI World Cup 2023
In this World Cup, there is one thing that is common in a continually winning team and that is they have Amazing bowlers. Speaking of which Australia’s bowler Adam Zampa took three wickets and added his contribution to the team’s victory. Also, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazelwood took two-two wickets.
Afghanistan Best Players – ODI World Cup 2023
Afghanistan also has some world-class bowlers like Mohammed Nabi, and Noor Ahmad performed outstandingly in their last match against the Netherlands. Also, Rahat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi hit a half-century in the last match.
The AUS vs AFG match is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Tuesday 7th November.