West Indies vs Afghanistan Match Preview

Afghanistan vs West Indies.jpgMatch 1, Super Sixes

The two prime contenders for qualifying for the Cricket World Cup – West Indies and Afghanistan – face-off in the first Super Sixes match of the World Cup Qualifiers. West Indies finished at the head of the Group A table, securing four wins in four. On the other hand, third-placed Afghanistan got lucky to enter the Super Sixes stage.

 

When: Mar 15, 1:00 PM IST

Venue:  Harare Sports Club

Venue Stats ODI:

Total matches                               137

Matches won batting first            66

Matches won bowling first          68

Average 1st Inns scores                229

Average 2nd Inns scores               194

Highest total recorded                 AUS 350/6 (50 Ov) vs ZIM

Lowest total recorded                 ZIM 35/10 (18 Ov) vs SL

Highest score chased                 RSA 328/3 (46.4 Ov) vs Aus

Lowest score defended              ZIM 129/10 (32.4 Ov) vs Afg

 

Team News

Afghanistan:

Afghanistan got over the line against Nepal. They are likely to field the same side here, except for Mohammad Shahzad making his way back in after serving a two-match suspension.

West Indies:

They are likely to stick with same team.

SQUAD

Afghanistan:

Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad, Samiullah Shenwari, Shapoor Zadran, Javed Ahmadi, Gulbadin Naib, Afsar Zazai (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Rashid Khan (c), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Dawlat Zadran, Nasir Jamal, Ihsanullah Janat

West Indies:

Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Marlon Samuels, Shai Hope (wk), Jason Holder (c), Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Kesrick Williams.

 

PROBABLE11

Afghanistan:

Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Shapoor Zadran, Javed Ahmadi, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Rashid Khan (c), Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

West Indies:

Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Marlon Samuels, Shai Hope (wk),  Jason Mohammed, Jason Holder (c), Nikita Miller, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell.

 

KEY PLAYERS:

West Indies:

Jason Holder (c)

Chris Gayle

Afghanistan:

Rashid Khan

M Nabi

PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT:

Jason Holder (c)

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