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England will take on Afghanistan in the last Group A clash of the 2015 ICC World Cup at Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.

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Scotland are without a win in this World Cup and their hope of a victory over Sri Lanka ended when the 1996 World Champions registered a win on Wednesday. In comparison, England and Afghanistan have managed one win each in this edition of the World Cup.

The lone win for both the Three Lions and the Asian side in this tournament came against Scotland. Afghanistan managed to win their first World Cup match against the Scots and a win over the English side will be a massive boost for them.

On the other hand, England were knocked out of the World Cup after their defeat at the hands of Bangladesh in the last fixture. The Tigers posted a defendable total of 275 runs from 50 overs.

Samiullah Shenwari
Samiullah Shenwari appeals for an LBW against Tamim Iqbal. [Reuters]

In reply, England lost wickets at regular intervals and only Ian Bell (63) managed to score at the top. Even with Jos Buttler's 65 and Chris Woakes' unbeaten 42 lower down the order, Eoin Morgan's side could not register a victory. The English side suffered a 15-run defeat when they were bowled out for 260 runs.

A win over Afghanistan will be a consolation for England and failing to do so will only compound their misery after their World Cup exit.


England to win

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • England to win: 1/10
  • Afghanistan to win: 6

Team News


Possible XI: Ian Bell, Moeen Ali, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler (WK), Chris Woakes, Steven Finn, Stuart Broad, James Anderson


Possible XI: Javed Ahmadi, Nawroz Mangal, Asghar Stanikzai, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Nabi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Afsar Zazai (wk), Aftab Alam, Dawlat Zadran, Hamid Hassan, Shapoor Zadran