Australia is currently in third place and no other team seems to be in a position to directly challenge its semi-final spot, but the Pat Cummins-led team is hoping to secure its place in the last four by winning this match. Will try.
India and South Africa have secured a place in the semi-finals of the World Cup. There is tough competition for the remaining two teams and in such a situation, Australia will play a match against Afghanistan, which is adept in causing upsets, on Tuesday in Mumbai. Five-time champions Australia will have to overcome the weakness of their middle order.
Australia is currently in third place and no other team seems to be in a position to directly challenge its semi-final spot, but the Pat Cummins-led team is hoping to secure its place in the last four by winning this match. Will try. This match will be played at Wankhede Stadium where the batsmen have been performing well.
Afghanistan have skilled spinners and their batsmen will be desperate to perform well against the Australian attack. In such a situation, this match can be exciting. Australia also has an experienced spinner in the form of Adam Zampa, who has taken the maximum number of 19 wickets in the World Cup so far.
However, Australia has won five consecutive matches which might have boosted the confidence of the players. Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne have scored only three half-centuries in seven matches so far and this kind of performance by the number three and four batsmen will be a matter of concern for Australia.
David Warner has performed well so far at the top of the order. He has 428 runs in his name with the help of two centuries in seven matches. Travis Head has also scored 120 runs in two matches and Australia will hope for a fast start from him. After the return of Mitchell Marsh, Australia also has the option of fielding him in place of Cameron Green.
Afghanistan has faced defeat in the three ODI matches it has played against Australia so far, but its team's morale is also high due to winning four out of the last five matches. However, Afghanistan will also have to pay attention to the net run rate in their next two matches.