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ICC World Cup 2019, AFG vs AUS Preview: All eyes on Rashid, Nabi's magic

Afghanistan would be high on confidence after win over Pakistan in warm-up game but Australia's aggressive bowling and batting would be a different challenge. Moreover, an upset looks less likely

Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib and Australia skipper Aaron Finch
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Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib and Australia skipper Aaron Finch

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Defending champions Australia will look for a perfect start when they take on Afghanistan in their opening game of the 2019 World Cup at the County Ground in Bristol on Saturday. While Afghanistan are no match for Australia on paper, they will take confidence from their win against Pakistan in the warm-up encounter. Despite peaking at the right time, the Australians will be aware that Afghanistan have the ability to rise to the challenge on the world stage. Even though the batting is a cause for concern for the Afghans, they have quality bowlers in Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi

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First Published: May 31 2019 | 10:46 PM IST

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