The increasingly impressive Australians come up against the 2023 Cricket World Cup's surprise package – Afghanistan – at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday, November 7. Can the Afghans keep their semi-final dream alive?
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Losing their first two games of the tournament, Australia's hypercritical home supporters were ready to jump all over Pat Cummins' men as World Cup flops. But since that false start, they've looked better and better as the group games have gone on. Their comfortable win against an admittedly sorry England was the latest demonstration that the Aussies mean business and aim to leave India with the cup for a record sixth time.
Everything seems to be clicking into place for them at just the right time. As if their batting order wasn't fearsome enough with David Warner looking like his old self and the likes of Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell smashing boundaries for fun, now Travis Head has rejoined the team and immediately scored a century against New Zealand. Spinner Adam Zampa has been their star man with the ball, and comes into the game as one of the tournament's leading wicket takers with 19 to his name.
But Australia are canny enough to know not to underestimate Afghanistan, who unexpectedly have four wins from their seven games having vanquished England, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Netherlands. With the Aussies and South Africa to play, their shot at a semi-final spot may still be an outside chance, but confounding the bookies has been their modus operandi in India this year and they'll be well and truly pumped for Tuesday's encounter.
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How to watch AUS vs AFG live stream in the UK
Sky Sports has the rights to show every game at the 2023 Cricket World Cup, so that includes AUS vs AFG. The action starts at 8.30am on Sunday morning on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket.
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It's worth noting that Channel 5 and its My5 streaming service have free daily highlights, although these generally aren't available until after midnight on the day of the game.
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What time does AUS vs AFG match begin?
Australia vs Afghanistan starts at 2 pm IST local time. So that's 8.30 am UK / 3.30 am ET / 12.30 am PT / 7.30 pm AEDT on Tuesday, November 7.
All you need to know about AUS vs AFG
What are the Australia vs Afghanistan squads?
Australia: Pat Cummins (captain), Sean Abbott, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa
Afghanistan: Hashmatullah Shahidi (captain), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Naveen ul Haq
What is the Australia vs Afghanistan venue?
AUS vs AFG will take place at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
One of India's most famous cricket venues, it hosted the last Cricket World Cup final there back in 2011. The Wankhede's capacity is 32,000 and the highest ODI score at the ground was South Africa's massive 438/4 in 2015, which included centuries from Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers.
In the three previous matches held at the Wankhede at the 2023 Cricket World Cup, the team batting first have past 350 on each occasion. But neither Australia or Afghanistan have played at the venue this year.
What is the Australia vs Afghanistan head-to-head record?
Head-to-head in ODIs only
AUS won: 3
AFG won: 0