England opt to bat against Afghanistan in World T20.200 views
NEW DELHI: England won the toss and opted to bat first against Afghanistan in their World Twenty20 match at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi on Wednesday.
England have brought in James Vince in place of injured opener Alex Hales, while fast bowler Reece Topley makes way for Liam Plunkett.
Afghanistan, who have to win to have any chance of advancing in the competition, have made just one change from Sunday’s defeat against South Africa, bringing in Shafiqullah in place of Dawlat Zadran.
Eoin Morgan (captain), Jason Roy, James Vince, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Liam Plunkett
Asghar Stanikzai (captain), Mohammad Shahzad, Noor Ali Zadran, Shafiqullah, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Gulbadin Naib, Najibullah Zadran, Amir Hamza, Rashid Khan, Shapoor Zadran
Umpires: Sundaram Ravi (IND) and Rod Tucker (AUS)
TV umpire: Chris Gaffaney (NZL)
Match referee: David Boon (AUS)
Reserve umpire: Paul Reiffel (AUS)