Afghanistan have drawn the short straw to meet defending champions Australia in their opening World Cup 2019 encounter. The Australians, five-time World Cup champions, will be overwhelming favourites against the Afghans, playing their second World Cup. Afghanistan will be hoping for a brave performance and anything beyond that would be sensational when the two sides meet on Saturday.
Afghanistan vs Australia
When: June 1, 2019
What time: 6.00 PM IST
Stadium: Bristol County Ground
Defending champions Australia have endured a tumultuous past year but the Aaron Finch-led side are peaking at the right time and are considered one of the favourites in the 50-over showpiece event.
After edging out hosts India 3-2 in a five-match ODI series in March, Australia welcomed back Smith and Warner with open arms as they returned from one-year bans.