England’s Jason Roy plays a shot against Afghanistan during their warm-up match at The Oval in London on Monday. Reuters
England, after Britain's Prince Harry officially opened the tournament, lost a wicket second ball before Roy and Root shared a stand of 106 that was equalled by Morgan and Stokes.
The world's top-rated Twenty20 bowler from the war-torn nation last year made history as the fastest to reach 100 one-day international wickets.
Afghanistan's World Cup campaign was plunged further into crisis on Wednesday as coach Phil Simmons promised to lift the lid on simmering tensions with chief selector Dawlat Ahmadzai.
England ended their 44-year wait for a first 50-overs world title by beating New Zealand in a nailbiting final Super Over on Sunday.
Gayle was accused by former media group Fairfax, which at the time was publisher of “The Sydney Morning Herald” and “The Age,”
Chinese diver Chen Aisen won his third straight world championship title by partnering with Cao Yuan in the men’s 10-meter platform synchronised diving event Monday. China took its overall tally at these swimming world championships to seven golds in the diving events as Wang Han and Shi