AUS vs AFG Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Nov 07, 2023

Australia and Afghanistan will contest the 39th match of the 2023 Cricket World Cup. The Australians and Afghans currently occupy third and sixth position, respectively, in the tournament's 10-team standings.

Both teams remain in contention for a semi-final berth. Let's see what the cricket odds and betting markets have in store for this key World Cup fixture.

Australia vs Afghanistan head-to-head record

You can watch this match and the rest of the Cricket World Cup online with the Star Sports Network and their Disney+ Hotstar streaming app in India. The tournament is also being broadcast on free-to-air channels by Doordarshan in India.

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Australia and Afghanistan have only met three times in ODI cricket. The Aussies are undefeated against Afghanistan in this format of the international game. Their last ODI meeting was four years ago.

AUS vs AFG Team Previews


Australia's Cricket World Cup campaign started with successive defeats against India and South Africa, but they have since strung together five consecutive wins against Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Netherlands, New Zealand and England. A sixth victory will almost definitely put them in the semi-finals stage of the tournament.

They went without all-rounders Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh against England. It will be interesting to see if one or both return for this match. Fellow all-rounders Marcus Stoinis and Cameron Green remain capable in Maxwell and Marsh's absence, regardless.

Opener David Warner is Australia's leading run-scorer at this tournament by more than 100 runs. He has 428 runs in seven innings to middle-order batter Marnus Labuschagne's 272 in seven. Former captain Steven Smith and wicketkeeper-batter Josh Inglis are averaging under 30 each at this World Cup.

Bowling-wise, Australia have the tournament's leading wicket-taker overall. Leg-spinner Adam Zampa has rushed to 19 wickets in seven matches. He has proven prolific and, alongside seamers Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood's 10 wickets each, continues to be key to Australia's advance.

Australia Playing 11

Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.


Afghanistan have four wins to show for their last five 2023 Cricket World Cup matches. Victories over England, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Netherlands have only been punctuated by defeat to New Zealand. Triumph over Australia would again show the so-called minnows evidently mean business.

There is a cool, calm and collection to their approach not necessarily witnessed previously. This is relatively obvious in their batting and bowling. They will need this characteristic composure - and more - to undo an Australian unit full of confidence on the back of five successive wins.

Middle-order batters Hashmatullah Shahidi and Rahmat Shah have emerged as Afghanistan's leading run-scorers this tournament with 282 and 264, respectively. They have both batted seven times. Importantly, though, the team has five batters with 200-plus runs each. It has been a collective success.

The same can be said about their bowling resources. No bowler has more than seven wickets. Two have seven, three have six and two have five. Spinners Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan are the standouts with seven each, but both are averaging in the 40s.

Afghanistan Playing 11

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Naveen ul Haq.

AUS vs AFG Toss Prediction

The last 10 ODIs at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai have produced an even split of five wins for the team that batter first and five for the team that batted second.

All three 2023 Cricket World Cup matches in Mumbai so far, though, have been won by the team batting first.

In two of those matches, the toss-winning captain won the toss but lost the match. This time, the toss-winning captain will likely opt to bat first.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

This is a high-scoring ground. The first three matches of this tournament in Mumbai produced first-innings totals of 399, 382 and 357. Across the six innings, teams were only bowled out three times.

This will be the Wankhede Stadium's final round-robin fixture this tournament. The ground will also host the first semi-final. It's well worth playing at least two specialist spinners here. Australia played an ODI here earlier this year. Afghanistan have never played an ODI here.

There is no rain predicted for the days leading into the match. There is no wet weather forecast for matchday. This match will not have an early start - the dew factor shouldn't have a big say.

AUS vs AFG Betting Tips

Australia have plenty of momentum on the back of five successive wins. Their most recent victory was with a depleted XI. Afghanistan have never beaten the Aussies in ODI cricket. They probably will continue that losing streak here.

Australia are priced as 1.25 favourites against 4.33 underdogs Afghanistan.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Dafabet


    Adam Zampa to be top Australia bowler



Zampa has taken 18 wickets in his last five ODIs. To average more than three wickets per ODI for this extended period is, indeed, prolific. Conditions in Mumbai could play right into his hands.

  1. Parimatch


    Hashmatullah Shahidi to be top Afghanistan batter



Shahidi is in fine form. He will go into this match on the back of scores of 56 not out, 58 not out and 48 not out from his last three ODI innings. He hasn't been dismissed in international cricket since 18 October 2023.

  1. 1xBet


    Any player to score a century in the first innings



Six of the top 36 individual scores of the 2023 Cricket World Cup have been scored in Mumbai. Three of those are centuries. This is a high-scoring ground. The pitch should still be reasonably fresh and full of runs, especially in the first innings.

Today Match Prediction

Australia To Win the Match, 1.25

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Who will win AUS vs AFG

Australia 64.85% (131)
Afghanistan 35.15% (71)
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