World Cup 2019: Afghanistan vs West Indies, Match Preview
With eight defeats from as many games, Afghanistan will be hoping they can open their account when they take on the West Indies tomorrow at Headingley.
On the other hand, West Indies started their campaign in fine fashion, hammering Pakistan in their opening match. However, since then, old issues have cropped up and they have succumbed under the pressure of expectations.
Jason Holder has had an ordinary World Cup by his lofty standards and he would be looking to lead his side to victory and finish this forgettable campaign on a winning note.
Date: Thursday, 4th July 2019
Time: 03:00 PM IST
Venue: Headingley, Leeds
League: ICC World Cup 2019
Live Telecast: Star Network
Online Streaming: Hotstar
Avg 1st Innings score: 226
Avg 2nd Innings score: 207
Highest Total: 351/9 (50 Ov) by ENG vs PAK
Lowest Total: 93/10 (36.2 Ov) by ENG vs AUS
Highest Chased: 324/2 (37.3 Ov) by SL vs ENG
Lowest Defended: 165/9 (60 Ov) by ENG vs PAK
West Indies: 01
- Hamid Hassan might miss this game due to injury; Dawlat Zadran should return to the fold.
- Hazratullah Zazai might also make his way into the starting lineup.
- Kemar Roach will should replace Shannon Gabriel.
Gulbadin Naib (C), Hamid Hassan, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Hazratullah Zazai, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Samiullah Shenwari, Aftab Alam, Dawlat Zadran, Ikram Ali Khil, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Jason Holder (capt), Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas, Sunil Ambris
- Hazratullah Zazai
- Mohammad Nabi
- Rashid Khan
- Chris Gayle
- Nicholas Pooran
- Jason Holder
Probable Playing XI
Ikram Ali Khil, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Aftab Alam and Dawlat Zadran
Chris Gayle, Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder (c), Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
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