World Cup 2019: England collapse in Australia World Cup chase
England won the toss and elected to field first against Australia in ICC World Cup 2019.Australia given a target of 285 runs in 50 overs and the England is bating 128 runs at loss of 5 main wickets in 30 overs
Hosts England have lost twice, against Pakistan and Sri Lanka, while Australia are riding high after five wins out of six, with their only defeat coming against India.
The English skipper after choosing to bowl first said, “It’s not a no-brainer, but we’ve haven’t seen much sun down south so it might do a bit this morning.”
A green-tinged pitch and overcast skies promised to assist England’s pace attack as the hosts looked to bounce back from their 20-run defeat by Sri Lanka.
England retained the same side that lost at Headingley, with fast bowler Jofra Archer passed fit after feeling some tightness in his left side.
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Arthur doles out praise for Haris Sohail, Mohammad Amir
Pakistan Cricket Coach Micky Arthur on Sunday praised Haris Sohail and Mohammad Amir for their contribution towards Pakistan's much-needed win against South Africa.
Both players, who starred in yesterday's match, had not been first picks for the board. While Amir had been left out of the original World Cup squad, Sohail had been made to sit out every World Cup game except the one played against West Indies.
“I like to think that every player who gets left out comes back with a point to prove,” Arthur was quoted as saying in a Pakistan Cricket Board press release.
“I believe Haris is among our top three batsmen and he had a particularly good lead-up to the World Cup.
“We went with Shoaib [Malik] after the West Indies game because, for Haris, there were other issues that need to be continually worked at. But the Haris Sohail we got today was ...
World Cup 2019: Bangladesh beats Afghanistan by 62 runs
Gulbadin Naib-led Afghanistan won the toss and opted to bowl first against Bangladesh in the 31st match of the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) when they lock horns with Bangladesh at the Rose Bowl Cricket Stadium in Hampshire on Monday.
Afghanistan have improved significantly in their last two matches in the Cricket World Cup and it could be their day on Monday when they take on Bangladesh in a group game at Hampshire Bowl, captain Gulbadin Naib said.
Afghanistan remain rooted to the bottom of the points table after six defeats in as many matches in their second World Cup appearance.