When is England vs Afghanistan?
England will face Afghanistan on Sunday 15 October at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi with the match starting at 9.30am BST (2 pm local time).
Where can I watch it?
England vs Afghanistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup will be shown live in the UK on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket, with coverage starting from 9 am.
For those in India, Star Sports will be showing the match in five different languages on TV.
The game can also be streamed online on the Disney+Hotstar app or website.
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England are expected to make changes ahead of this fixture which could see Ben Stokes return to the team if he is fit enough to play. Pace bowlers like Mark Wood and Chris Woakes could be rested with David Willey and Gus Atkinson making their returns to the line-up. Moeen Ali sat out the win over Bangladesh and could slot back in as the wicket in Delhi doesn’t provide much help for the seamers.
Afghanistan should name an unchanged side as they look to pull off a shock victory over England. The XI impressed against India on this ground and can use the familiar conditions to challenge England.
England XI: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, David Willey, Adil Rasid, Gus Atkinson, Reece Topley
Afghanistan XI: Ramanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Naveen-Ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi
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Despite Afghanistan’s familiarity with the ground and the usefulness of their spinners, England will have enough quality in their team to win without too much trouble. Jos Buttler’s side will have an eye on the net run-rate after losing heavily to New Zealand so expect them to notch up a big score if they win the toss and bat first.
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