Australia and Afghanistan will face off on November 7 in the 39th match of the ODI World Cup 2023 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The game will be played in the evening and will kick off at 2 p.m.
This will be the 8th match for both teams in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. Australia is currently in 3rd place with 10 points, while Afghanistan is in 6th place with 8 points.
Australia’s journey so far: They lost their first match against India, then suffered a big defeat against South Africa. However, they bounced back with victories against Sri Lanka and Pakistan. They had impressive wins against the Netherlands and New Zealand and also beat England in their last game.
Afghanistan’s journey: They started with losses to Bangladesh and India, but then came back strong to beat England. Unfortunately, they faced defeats against New Zealand but managed to secure wins against Pakistan and Sri Lanka. They also defeated Pakistan again in their last match.
Probable XIs: Australia: David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith/Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins (capt), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (capt), Azmatullah Omarzai, Ikram Alikhil (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq/Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi.
Weather prediction: The weather in Mumbai is expected to be hot with some clouds and sunshine. There’s a very low chance of rain during the day and none at night. Temperatures will range from 37 to 27 degrees Celsius. Winds will be mild, blowing at around 7 km/hr during the day and 6 km/hr at night. Some gusts of wind are possible. There’s a 60% chance of cloud cover during the day and 38% at night.