ICC World Cup 2019 – When and Where to Watch New Zealand vs Sri Lanka and Afghanistan vs Australia
ICC World Cup has begun, and the teams have never been better. With the fantastic matches between England and South Africa and the West Indies and Pakistan, the World Cup is becoming more and more exciting every day. Better than the previous two, the Weekend holds an interesting combination of matches. Here’s a brief note on what to expect.
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka on Saturday @ 09:30 PM GMT
New Zealand has one of the best teams in the World Cup with players like Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Colin de Granddhomme, Colin Munro, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, etc. The team is as motivated as any other and is in fantastic form.
On the other hand, Sri Lankan team is fairly new and comparatively unknown. The team comprises of players like Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Tirumanne, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya De Silva, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Lasith Malinga, etc. There are experienced players among the Sri Lankan team, there are some young players that bear less experience in international cricket with the World Cup 2019.
Although many predictions can be made according to a aforementioned data, the teams might surprise us with an advanced play.
Afghanistan vs Australia on Saturday @ 12:30 PM GMT
The Australian team is as strong as ever with players like David Warner, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Aaron Finch, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendorff, etc. The team earned its boost with the return of David Warner and Steven Smith. David Warner had been in fantastic form and we had seen him perform spectacularly in IPL. Australia always gets into the tournament with the best of motivation and it is always evident in their game. This tournament will not be any different.
Afghanistan entered the world cup by defeating West Indies team in the World Cup Qualifiers. The team had stayed underdog for too long but it has acquired adequate experience to fight the veteran international teams. Afghanistan team has some great players Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad, Rashid Khan etc.
Though winning against Australia looks like a long shot, it would be interesting to watch them fight.