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Australia vs Afghanistan T20 World Cup

History of Australia vs Afghanistan rivalry

Australia vs Afghanistan is one of the most awaited matches of the T20 World Cup. And this season, the Australia vs Afghanistan match is going to be even more exciting and enthralling because of the Australia vs Afghanistan rivalry which dates back to 1878. If you are a hardcore cricket fan and want to witness this rivalry once again on the fields and know how this clash would shape up, read this till the end.
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Australia Cricket Team: Overview

Australia Cricket Team is one of the finest teams playing in the T20 World Cup. Being the oldest team in test cricket history, the team played its first-ever match in 1877. Till today, the team has played 839 Test matches, out of which they won 398 matches, lost 226, and drawn 213 matches. Australia has played 158 T20 World Cup matches where they won 80 matches and lost 70. However, 3 matches ended with no result.
The team regularly practices to become the best cricket team in the world. The high-flying Australia Cricket Team boasts several national and international players who excel in different areas of cricket. Presently, the team is led by Pat Cummins and coached under Andrew McDonald after Justin Langer's unceremonious departure which left the cricket world in shock.

Here is the list of players in the Australia Cricket Team -

Steve Smith David Warner Pat Cummins
Mitchell Starc Aaron Finch Glenn Maxwell
Nathan Lyon Alex Carey Matthew Wade
Marcus Stoinis Adam Zampa Kane Richardson
Peter Handscomb Nathan Coulter-Nile Nic Maddinson
Jason Behrendorff Jackson Bird
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Afghanistan Cricket Team: Overview

Afghanistan Cricket Team is one the most popular cricket teams of all time. Based on Afghanistan, the Afghanistan Cricket Team has been playing cricket since 1995. However, it was only in the early 21st century that the team witnessed success after the rigorous practice of many years.
As of January 2021, the team stands strongly at the number nine position and has the world record of hitting the highest T20I score ever, which is 278/3 against Ireland in Dehradun, India. Since its inception, the team has evolved as one of the strongest teams of the T20 World Cup. Currently, the team is led by Hashmatullah Shahidi and coached by Lance Klusener.

Here is the list of players in the Afghanistan Cricket Team -

Rashid Khan Hashmatullah Shahidi Riaz Hassan
Rahmat Shah Mohammad Nabi Fazalhaq Farooqi
Azmatullah Omarzai Mujeeb Ur Rahman Asghar Afghan
Hazratullah Zazai Gulbadin Naib Najibullah Zadran
Qais Ahmad Hamid Hassan Samiullah Shinwari
Dawlat Zadran Sharafuddin Ashraf Ikram Alikhil
Noor Ali Sayed Shirzad

Australia vs Afghanistan T20 World Cup: Head-to-head records

Australia is one of the strongest teams of the T20 World Cup which will stand against Afghanistan in the 2022 T20 World Cup. On one hand, where Australia is the one of the leading teams of all times, Afghanistan is still struggling to follow Australia’s footsteps. Both the teams are stacked with international stars and feature the most polished cricketers of all time.
Looking at the records, both the teams have evolved drastically in their strategies, players, and tactics to win the match. Here fans are excited to see what is stored for them in the T20 World Cup, whether Australia or Afghanistan will bring the trophy home.
No matter what country you belong to, your love for cricket must be unparalleled. On the one hand, where Australia is evolving as the world’s best team, the entire world is a fan of the Afghanistan cricket team. Both the teams are star-studded with some of the best cricketers of the decade.
Out of the two games played between Australia and Afghanistan, Australia clearly dominated Afghanistan by winning both the matches in a row. The highest score made by Afghanistan was 207, whereas 417 runs were the highest score posted by Australia. Moreover, in the marquee event, 209 is the lowest total by Australia, whereas Afghanistan posted the lowest total of 142 runs which was indeed disappointing.

A quick summary of the matches played between Australia vs Afghanistan T20 World Cup.

Matches Played Winner
Australia vs Afghanistan Australia
Australia vs Afghanistan Australia

Key players in each team

  1. Key batters and their performance in Australia vs Afghanistan T20 World Cup matches till 2021
    • Most Runs
      Steve Smith - 329 runs
      David Warner - 320 runs
      Rahmat Shah - 300 runs
    Steve Smith scored the most runs (329) among the matches between Australia vs Afghanistan T20 World Cup, hence he can be a proven threat for the opponent team. This score is followed by David Warner with 320 runs and Rahmat Shah with 300 runs.
  2. Top retained bowlers and their performance in Australia vs Afghanistan T20 World Cup matches till 2021
Nathan Lyon secured the first position in the bowling department with 10 wickets followed by Rashid khan with 8 wickets has been facing the bowling game bravely for years now.

Likely predictions for Australia vs Afghanistan T20 World Cup

The Afghans have put in their heart and soul not to let Australia cross them. However, Australia is a way better team than Afghanistan as their bowlers have been performing exceptionally well, and so have the batters. Hence, Australia is most likely to have the upper hand.

Conclusion

Australia and Afghanistan T20 World Cup is one of the most famous rivalries in the cricket world. Witnessing these teams head to head and chasing each other might be an iconic moment of T20 World Cup 2022 which will soon be held.
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