Afghanistan vs South Africa Highlights – June 15th, 2019 – Cricket World Cup

Conditions have varied quite widely in the three games played in Cardiff so far, with Sri Lanka collapsing to 136 all out in the first match played here, while England rocketed to 386 in the last. But those three games were also played during the day, and Saturday’s match will be a day-night match. How the ball will behave under lights is another unknown – for both sides. If there’s any grass left on the track, pace could dominate – and 54 wickets have fallen to the quicks in the last five games played here. It is unlikely to offer much spin. There is rain predicted during the day, though the weather should clear later on.

South Africa have won the toss and chosen to bowl first.

Afghanistan team
1 Hazratullah Zazai, 2 Noor Ali Zadran, 3 Rahmat Shah, 4 Hashmatullah Shahidi, 5 Asghar Afghan, 6 Gulbadin Naib (capt), 7 Mohammad Nabi, 8 Ikram Alikhil (wk), 9 Rashid Khan, 10 Aftab Alam, 11 Hamid Hassan.
South Africa team
1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 Hashim Amla, 3 Aiden Markram, 4 Faf du Plessis (capt), 5 Rassie van der Dussen, 6 David Miller, 7 Andile Phehlukwayo, 8 Chris Morris, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Beuran Hendricks, 11 Imran Tahir.

Afghanistan v South Africa Icc Cricket World Cup 2019 Highlights

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Points Table

Lungi Ngidi’s fitness is still in doubt, and South Africa are unlikely to risk aggravating his injury by playing him unless he is 100% fit. South Africa will need to decide between including Aiden Markram in their top order or JP Duminy in their middle. Both offer something with the ball, too, and though Markram doesn’t have a great record against spin, the threat posed by Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan to left-handers could see him in the playing XI ahead of Duminy.

Given the expected conditions in Cardiff, Mujeeb ur Rahman is unlikely to be recalled, though Dawlat Zadran could be if he is fit. Rashid Khan should have recovered from the blow to the head he suffered during the defeat to New Zealand.
Watch SL v Afg cricket highlights videos today – 21st match (D/N), ICC Cricket World Cup from Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (England) Saturday, 15-6-2019.

Match Timings: 13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00 Interval 17.00-17.30, Second Session 17.30-21.00

Umpires – Ruchira Palliyaguruge, Chris Gaffaney
TV Umpires – Ian Gould
Match Referee – Andy Pycroft
Reserve Umpire – Nigel Llong
Match number – ODI no. 4160