It will definitely come down to a battle of will, although the hosts are a little too strong for Afghanistan's liking.
Australia come into the game on the back off a sensational win against their arch-rivals.
The Tigers are heading into the tournament with a solid ambition to win it and it will be interesting to see how far they go.
Gayle, Russell and Evin Lewis return for the Caribbean side after missing the Tri-series in Ireland.
The Oval will play hosts to India's first assignment in this World Cup.
The Rose Bowl is expected to be in high attendance on a pleasant Saturday morning and although it is a preparatory, both sides will be desperate to gather some momentum.
The 1996 World champions will not find it any easy after a plethora of changes were made to their squad.
Pakistan have been in England for over a couple of weeks now and should not find it very difficult to get going.
Afghanistan will be desperate to get into the tournament with some momentum and this indeed is a great chance for them to gain some of it.
Afghanistan will play 2 ODIs at Belfast before heading to England.