ENG vs AFG Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Oct 15, 2023

Afghanistan will be searching for their first win of the season as they take on the mighty England on Sunday at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.

England vs Afghanistan head-to-head record

Both teams have played just two ODIs against each other so far, with England winning both of them.

England vs Afghanistan Live-streaming and Broadcast

This match can be live-streamed on the Disney+ Hotstar App or can be watched live on the Star Sports Network. 


ENG vs AFG Team Previews


The defending champions didn’t have the best of starts as they were crushed by New Zealand in their opening fixture. However, they came back strongly in the next match and defeated Bangladesh by 137 runs on Tuesday.

England has one of the strongest batting line-ups in this tournament and will be banking on it to put up a big score in this match.

Johnny Bairstow and Dawid Malan put up a 115-run partnership in the last match and looked in fine form. Malan went on to score his 6th ODI century. Joe Root was going through a lean patch before the start of the World Cup but has scored back-to-back half-centuries here.

The middle-order has struggled a bit so far and that is something that England will need to work on. Jos Buttler, Harry Brook, and Liam Livingstone are all quality players but are yet to get going.

Reece Topley bowled a brilliant spell in the last match, picking up 4 wickets, and will once again lead the pace attack. He will be supported by Chris Woakes and Mark Wood at the other end. The attack does lack the experience of Jofra Archer and Chris Jordan, but we expect them to adapt to the conditions sooner rather than later.

The spin department is a bit understaffed with Adil Rashid being the only specialist spinner. 


England Playing 11

Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler, Liam Livingstone, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Reece Topley.


Afghanistan's poor run in World Cup matches continues as the team has lost both the matches it has played so far. With some tough fixtures coming their way over the next week, they will need to bring out something special to get some points on the table.

Afghanistan has some brilliant individual players but they will need to play cohesively to get a winning outcome. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran can be a devastating opening pair on their day but the duo hasn’t been able to capitalize on the starts they have got in recent matches.

Hashmatullah Shahidi and Azmatullah Omarzai scored individual half-centuries against a quality bowling attack of India and that should boost their confidence. Just like England, Afghanistan’s middle order hasn’t clicked yet as Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, and Mohammad Nabi have all struggled to score runs.

There is plenty of scope for improvement in the bowling department too. The three seamers, Azmatullah, Naveen Ul-Haq, and Fazalhaq Farooqi have managed to pick up just 1 wicket each. Afghanistan's spin attack too hasn’t done well with only Rashid Khan being among the wickets. 


Afghanistan Playing 11

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

ENG vs AFG Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first. 


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

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at Delhi is excellent to bat on as demonstrated in the first two matches. The ground offers a flat surface and there is very little help for the bowlers. They will need to stick to a good line and length and any loose deliveries will be severely punished.

Teams batting first will look to score around 350 to give the bowlers a good chance.

The weather is expected to remain clear for the most part with some clouds dotting the sky. The temperature will remain between 29 to 34 degrees Celsius. 


ENG vs AFG Betting Tips

As mentioned earlier, Afghanistan has failed to perform despite having some excellent players and we expect the same to happen on Sunday. England has a strong batting line-up and they can easily take on the out-of-form bowling attack of their opponents.

Bet on England to win. 


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    Highest Individual Score

    Over 100.5 (1.85)


The stadium at Delhi has already seen 4 centuries in 2 matches. Given the quality of batting on both sides, especially England, we can safely expect another triple-digit score.

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    Total Wickets in the Match

    Under 15.5 (2.05)


There is very little help for the bowlers on this surface and both the matches played here in this tournament have seen fewer than 16 wickets fall. We are predicting a similar outcome in this match.

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    Total Runs in the Highest Scoring over of the Match

    Over 18.5 (2.10)


The Arun Jaitley Stadium has small boundaries and the outfield is pretty quick too. We can expect plenty of boundaries and at least one high-scoring over in the match.

Today Match Prediction

England To Win the Match, 1.11

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Who will win ENG vs AFG

England 74.71% (127)
Afghanistan 25.29% (43)
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