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England opt to bat against Afghanistan in World T20

NEW DELHI: England won the toss and opted to bat first against Afghanistan in their World Twenty20 match at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi on Wednesday. England have brought in James Vince in place of injured opener Alex Hales, while fast bowler Reece Topley makes way for Liam Plunkett. Afghanistan, who have to...

SAMAA | - Posted: Mar 23, 2016 | Last Updated: 5 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Mar 23, 2016 | Last Updated: 5 years ago
England opt to bat against Afghanistan in World T20
Afghanistan's Amir Hamza (R) celebrates the wicket of England's batsman Jason Roy with teammates during the World T20 cricket tournament match between Afghanistan and England  at Feroj Shah Kotla cricket ground in New Delhi on March 23, 2016. -AFP

Afghanistan’s Amir Hamza (R) celebrates the wicket of England’s batsman Jason Roy with teammates during the World T20 cricket tournament match between Afghanistan and England at Feroj Shah Kotla cricket ground in New Delhi on March 23, 2016. -AFP

NEW DELHI: England won the toss and opted to bat first against Afghanistan in their World Twenty20 match at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi on Wednesday.

England have brought in James Vince in place of injured opener Alex Hales, while fast bowler Reece Topley makes way for Liam Plunkett.

Afghanistan, who have to win to have any chance of advancing in the competition, have made just one change from Sunday’s defeat against South Africa, bringing in Shafiqullah in place of Dawlat Zadran.

Teams:

England:

Eoin Morgan (captain), Jason Roy, James Vince, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Liam Plunkett

Afghanistan:

Asghar Stanikzai (captain), Mohammad Shahzad, Noor Ali Zadran, Shafiqullah, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Gulbadin Naib, Najibullah Zadran, Amir Hamza, Rashid Khan, Shapoor Zadran

Umpires: Sundaram Ravi (IND) and Rod Tucker (AUS)

TV umpire: Chris Gaffaney (NZL)

Match referee: David Boon (AUS)

Reserve umpire: Paul Reiffel (AUS)

(AFP)

 

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