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CWC 19: England Win Toss, Opt to Bat First Against Afghanistan

MANCHESTER: The tournament favourites England won the toss and opted to bat first against Afghanistan in the 24th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 at Manchester.

England have made two changes as James Vince and Moeen Ali have been included in the playing XI for today’s match.

England have won their last two games comprehensively, by margins of 106 runs and eight wickets respectively, after losing from Pakistan.

Afghanistan are yet to bat through their full quota of overs this tournament, and it has resulted in them losing each of their four matches.

England: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib (c), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah (wk), Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Ikram Ali Khil