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The defending champions Australia take on up and coming side Afghanistan in their inaugural encounter of the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

We take a glimpse at five impactful players who are likely to set the field ablaze with their exploits.

1. Mitchell Starc
When it comes to Australia playing in the world cup definitely the first name would be of Mitchell Starc. He was the man of the series in the 2015 world cup which his side won. As he bagged 22 wickets in just 8 matches. The left-arm fast bowler would have plenty to do in this year also.

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2. Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan the global sensation would be the player to watch out for from the Afghanistan camp. The 20-year-old will be playing his first world cup. In 59 matches he has bagged 125 wickets and scored four fifties being a good allrounder.

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3. David Warner
David Warner after serving the 11-month ban is back in the side. After returning he was the orange cap winner in the IPL. This shows that he is capable enough of batting well and will have high hopes from the team. When Australia met Afghanistan last time in World Cup Warner scored 178 runs in that match.

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4. Shaun Marsh
Another very important player and a very experienced player Shaun Marsh will be a part of the 2019 World Cup. He is a very good hitter of the ball and has scored 7 centuries out of which 6 have come against big teams. He will be playing his first world cup after missing out in the past two World Cup squads for the Aussies.

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5. Hasmatullah Shahidi
When it comes to a good technical batsmen Hasmatullah Shahidi has been impressive under that radar. The 24-year-old showed his class in the Asia cup wherein he played important innings in all the crucial matches thereby taking his side into the Semifinals for the first time. This quality of him shows how much pressure he can take in major events.

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