Neither player batted after suffering a hamstring injury and a back spasm, respectively, but the hosts made light work of their opponents in a comfortable eight-wicket victory. While England has a deep enough squad to cope with the injuries, Tuesday's game against Afghanistan is particularly well-timed. The latter is the only team in the tournament still without a point after losing each of its four games so far, and England will be confident of picking up a third straight win. The hosts are currently fourth in the World Cup standings, a point behind New Zealand and India despite having played an extra game. Here's everything you need to know ahead of Tuesday.
South Africa have an excellent head to head record against Sri Lanka in ODI cricket; South Africa have won 38, and Sri Lanka won 30 out of 70 matches they have played against each other, while one game ended-up without any result and one match tied.
The format for the tournament will be a single group of ten teams, with each team playing the other nine teams, and the top four teams progressing to a knockout stage of semi-finals and a final. The deal with Star India and Star Middle East does not include host broadcast production rights, which the ICC has decided to reserve along with a host of other rights.
Fox Sports has acquired exclusive media rights for the tournament; they will telecast all matches of the competition in Australia on Fox Sports while viewers can also watch online on Foxtel Sports digital platform. Kayo Sports will live stream matches in Australia, a new digital platform in Australia to watch cricket matches online.
The Foxtel App is the better option if you already have a TV subscription, while Foxtel Now is the way to go if you only want to stream Foxtel channels. Star India announced that Hotstar now officially available in the United Kingdom and United States of America, and ICC Cricket World Cup matches streamed online on the digital platform for viewers, will be available to subscribers in the two countries via Hotstar with a with subscription fees in two tiers — annually and monthly.