Struck by a series of injury setbacks, England will look to get their combination right when they take on the low-ranked but spirited Afghanistan in Manchester in their bid get closer to a semi-final spot in the 2019 Cricket World Cup tournament.
The hosts are struggling with fitness issues after the team’s captain, Eoin Morgan left the field of play with a back spasm during the game against the West Indies. Opening batsman Jason Roy was also forced off the field during the same match due to a tight hamstring and has been ruled out of the game in Manchester.
On the other hand, Afghanistan will be eager to post their first win in the ongoing one day international showpiece. Playing in their second World Cup, the bottom-placed Afghanistan lost all four of their matches to South Africa, Australia, Sri Lanka and New Zealand.