Gurbaz and Zadran sew a 50-plus stand to give Afghanistan a strong start in the World Cup 2023 match between England and Afghanistan.
Story By: Gyaani Mind
Follow the live updates as England takes on Afghanistan in a World Cup match at Delhi's Arun Jaitley Stadium in 2023.
Live score between England and Afghanistan from the 2023 World Cup: England captain Jos Buttler called for Afghanistan to bat first after winning the toss in Sunday's World Cup match in Delhi.
Ben Stokes is still on the bench since England's starting lineup has not altered. Ikram Ali Khil replaced Najibullah Zadran as the only change made by Afghanistan.
Cricket World Cup 2023: England vs. Afghanistan Live Score England vs. Afghanistan Live Score(REUTERS)
Following a convincing 137-run victory against Bangladesh, England enters the game.
But in the tournament's opening match, New Zealand made light of the challenging 283-run mark and defeated the Three Lions by nine wickets.
Afghanistan, on the other side, has yet to play a game and plans to surprise the reigning champs. The opposition will have the edge because the game is being played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, which has historically been a batter's haven.
With players like Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler, and Joe Root, England has a team that is capable of controlling the outcome of a game on its own.
The good news for Afghanistan is that they have a strong spin assault that, to an extent, can assist them in restraining the talented English lineup.
If we look at the points standings for the 10 teams, England is in fifth place with 2 points after the same amount of games. Afghanistan is ranked worst, on the other hand. With a victory, England will be able to enter the top four.
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