The in-form Australia are all set to take on Afghanistan for match number 39 of the 2023 ODI World Cup on 7th November at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Australia are on a roll in this World Cup with five consecutive wins after losing the first two games. On the other hand, Afghanistan have been impressive in the ongoing tournament with four wins from seven matches and are one of the contenders to make their place in the semi-finals. They have registered wins against the defending champions England, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. With their game, Afghanistan have shown that these wins are just fluke or upsets, but they have been convincing with both bat and ball and had the upper hand against the opponents in those matches.
Now Afghanistan will face the five-time champions Australia for their eighth match in the ongoing tournament. However, it won’t be an easy outing for them against a strong side like Australia who are unbeaten in the last five matches.
Australia vs Afghanistan Head to Head ODI Records
Both Australia and Afghanistan have faced each other three times in ODIs, out of which Australia come out victorious on all three occasions. They last met during during the 2019 World Cup in England where Australia won by 7 wickets.
Wankhede Stadium Pitch Report
The surface of the Wankhede Stadium has always been batting-friendly with an average score of 247. The batters love to score on this ground due to its short dimensions and incredible pitches. Along with this, the pitch can also help the fast bowler with the new ball, while the spinners find it difficult to find success on this ground.
Wankhede Stadium ODI records
The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai has hosted 32 ODI matches, out of which 17 games have been won by the team batting first, while the teams come out victorious by bowling first on 15 occasions.
|Won Batting First||17|
|Won Bowling First||15|
|Average First Innings Score||247|
|Highest Team Totals||438|
|Lowest team Totals||55|
Australia Best Players in 2023 World Cup
Australia’s opener David Warner is among the leading run scorers of the tournament with 428 runs from seven games including two hundreds and a half-century. While in bowling, Adam Zampa is currently at the top spot in the list of leading wicket-takers of the tournament with 19 scalps from seven matches.
Afghanistan Best Players in 2023 World Cup
Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi turned out to be match winners for Afghanistan in the World Cup with the bat. While Azmatullah Omarzai and Rahmanullah Gurbaz have played some memorable knocks that made Afghanistan one of the strong contenders for the semi finals