Pakistan can make things extremely difficult for host nation England by beating Afghanistan tonight, and betting suggests that they will do just that.
Pakistan have recorded several good results at the Cricket World Cup and will be full of confidence after becoming the first nation to deliver New Zealand a defeat. They are a classy side and will be a tough prospect for minnows Afghanistan.
Afghanistan are yet to record a win at the Cricket World Cup and they face another stern task in the form of Pakistan. It will take their senior players to lead from the front, if they’re any chance of competing. That is echoed in the tips below.
Babar Azam Pakistan Top Runscorer @ $3.75
Rashid Khan Afghanistan Top Wicket Taker @ $3.25
Mohammad Nabi Afghanistan Top Runscorer @ $8
What an outstanding contest this is sure to be and both New Zealand and Australia have claims on winning in at Lords.
New Zealand suffered their first loss of the tournament at the hands of Pakistan earlier this week, but it certainly is not panic stations and they are every chance of pulling off the win here, at a nice price. The Blackcaps have not been steered by any one player, which bodes well for their chances of securing a maiden World Cup.
Australia’s win over England was easily their best of the Cricket World Cup so far and they will be full of confidence ahead of this match against the old enemy. Captain Aaron Finch has well and truly been leading from the front
I genuinely think either side could win, and I am happy to stay away from head-to-head betting as a result.
Aaron Finch Australia Top Runscorer @ $4
Martin Guptill New Zealand Top Runscorer @ $4.33
Mitchell Starc Australia Top Wicket Taker @ $3.25