Afghanistan vs West Indies, free match prediction 11 Nov 2019

11 Nov 2019 | 14:00 | Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium, Lucknow, India
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West Indies beat Afghanistan by 5 wickets

High-Flying West Indies eye whitewash against Afghanistan!

  • West Indies registered a comfortable win over Afghanistan in the second game of the one-day series played on Saturday.
  • Roston Chase and Nicholas Pooran were standout performers for West Indies in the previous game.
  • All-rounder Mohammad Nabi was the standout performer for Afghanistan in the previous game played on Saturday.

Expect West Indies to complete a clean sweep over Afghanistan!

  • Tournament: Afghanistan vs West Indies 2019
  • Format: ODI
  • Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium, Lucknow, India
  • Toss: To Bat

Match Preview

Afghanistan will be looking to play for pride when they take on West Indies in the third and final game of the one-day series at Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Stadium in Lucknow on Monday. Afghanistan Captain Rashid Khan will be hoping that the side can put in a strong show performance with the bat in this dead rubber. The side has already lost the one-day series and will be keen to play with more freedom in this contest.

On the other hand, West Indies will be looking to complete a clean sweep over Afghanistan in the three-match one-day series. Captain Kieron Pollard will be hoping that the side can maintain their standards with bat and ball in this dead rubber.

Teams Preview

Afghanistan Preview

Rashid Khan and co. will be desperate to earn a consolation win in the final game of the one-day series in order to gain confidence ahead of the upcoming three-match T20I series. In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah and wicket-keeper Ikram Ali Khil to deliver the bulk of the runs. Opener Hazratullah Zazai looked in decent touch with the bat in the previous game.

Left-hander failed to capitalize on his good start and perished after scoring 23 runs off 30 balls with the help of two sixes. Javed Ahmadi has not delivered runs for the side at the top of the innings so far in this one-day series. He will need to come up with a notable score in order to retain his place in the playing XI. Najibullah Zadran was the standout performer in the batting department and finished the innings with the top-score of 56 off 66 balls with the help of seven fours and one six. He put on a 68-run partnership with Mohammad Nabi to provide a glimmer of hope for the side.

Najibullah was well supported by Mohammad Nabi, who scored 32 off 38 balls with the help of five boundaries. Rahmat Shah has been a bankable performer for the side in limited-overs cricket. He played well and scored 33 off 54 balls with the help of four boundaries. In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the spin trio of Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman to pick up crucial wickets in this contest. Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi bowled well and claimed one wicket each. Pacer Naveen Haq conceded a lot of runs in the previous game and will be looking to make a strong comeback with the ball in this dead rubber.

Afghanistan Predicted Playing XI:

Hazratullah Zazai, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan (captain), Sharafuddin Ashraf, Naveen-UL-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Afghanistan Key Players From Previous Game Of Afghanistan vs West Indies 2019

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
N 8 11 1 0 72.73
N Zadran 56 66 7 1 84.85
R Shah 33 54 4 0 61.11
Bowlers O M R W Econ
N 9.0 0 60 3 6.67
M Ur Rahman 10.0 1 52 1 5.2
S Ashraf 9.0 1 37 1 4.11
Bowlers O M R W Econ
N 9.0 0 60 3 6.67
M Ur Rahman 10.0 1 52 1 5.2
S Ashraf 9.0 1 37 1 4.11

Afghanistan Actual Playing XI:

Ikram Ali Khil, Asghar Afghan, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, N Zadran, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Yamin Ahmadzai, Rahmat Shah, Mohammad Nabi

West Indies Preview

In the second game of the series, West Indies registered a 47-run win over Afghanistan, courtesy splendid performances from Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran and Roston Chase. With this result, West Indies take 2-0 lead in the three-match series with one game to go. In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Evin Lewis, Shai Hope and Shimron Hetymer to deliver the bulk of the runs. Opener Shai Hope played well in the previous game and scored 43 off 77 balls with the help of five boundaries.

Evin Lewis also made a notable contribution to the side in the previous game played on Saturday. Left-hander scored 54 off 75 balls with the help of six fours and one six. Lewis will be keen to continue his good form with the bat in this contest. Shimron Hetymer seemed to have found a form with the bat in the previous game. He scored 34 off 43 balls with the help of two fours and one six. Swashbuckling batsman will be looking to do well for West Indies in this dead rubber.

In the previous game, Wicket-keeper Nicholas Pooran was the standout performer in the batting department for West Indies. Left-hander looked fluent in his innings and scored 67 runs off 50 balls with the help of seven fours and three sixes. It was due to Pooran’s splendid innings that saw West Indies post a decent score of 247 runs for the loss of nine wickets in their allotted 50 overs. In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Sheldon Cottrell, Roston Chase and Jason Holder to provide crucial breakthroughs. Off-spinner Roston Chase was the standout bowler for West Indies on display in the previous game and finished with figures of 3 for 30 in his 10 overs. Leg-spinner Hayden Walsh and Left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell bowled well and claimed three wickets each.

West Indies Predicted Playing XI:

Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (captain), Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph, Hayden Walsh

West Indies Key Players From Previous Game Of Afghanistan vs West Indies 2019

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
R Chase 9 22 1 0 40.91
J Holder 9 13 0 0 69.23
N Pooran 67 50 7 3 134
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Cottrell 9.0 0 29 3 3.22
R Chase 10.0 0 30 3 3
H Walsh 6.4 0 36 3 5.4
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Cottrell 9.0 0 29 3 3.22
R Chase 10.0 0 30 3 3
H Walsh 6.4 0 36 3 5.4

West Indies Actual Playing XI:

Kieron Pollard, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh, Roston Chase, Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Alzarri Joseph, Keemo Paul

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game will certainly assist the slow bowlers. The batsmen will have to work hard for their runs on this sluggish wicket. The weather condition for the game to be played on Monday is expected to be bright with light winds.

Venue Details

Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow is going to host the opening game of the T20I series between Afghanistan and West Indies. Afghanistan have lost 11 one-day games in a row and will be desperate to end their losing streak in this dead rubber.

Toss: To Bat

The side that wins the toss would be looking to bat first and put runs on the board. The second half of the game will assist the spinners as the pitch might slow considerably.

Winning Prediction

Based on the current form, West Indies will start as favorites o win their game against Afghanistan. With the likes of Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran scoring runs with the bat and bowlers delivering another disciplined performance, West Indies will be hard to beat in this dead rubber.

Expect West Indies to complete a clean sweep over Afghanistan!

Author: Shoaib Z.