Match 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
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.
They are likely to stick with same team.
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
Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Marlon Samuels, Shai Hope (wk), Jason Holder (c), Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Kesrick Williams.
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.
Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Marlon Samuels, Shai Hope (wk), Jason Mohammed, Jason Holder (c), Nikita Miller, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell.
Jason Holder (c)
PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT:
Jason Holder (c)