Afghanistan vs West Indies, free match prediction 14 Nov 2019

14 Nov 2019 | 19:00 | Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium, Lucknow, India
134/9 in 20.0 6.70
164/5 in 20.0 8.20

Afghanistan Vs West Indies betting odds

AFG

3.45

WINDIES

1.27

West Indies beat Afghanistan by 30 runs

West Indies, Afghanistan lock horns in the T20 series opener!

  • West Indies registered a comfortable win over Afghanistan in the third and final game of the one-day series played in Lucknow. With this result, West Indies completed a clean sweep over Afghanistan.
  • Opener Lendl Simmons and Nicholas Pooran have shown excellent form with the bat for West Indies so far this season.
  • West Indies have lost six games in a row in the T20 format this season.

Expect West Indies to register a comfortable win at Lucknow!

  • Tournament: Afghanistan vs West Indies 2019
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium, Lucknow, India
  • Toss: To Bat

Match Preview

Afghanistan will be looking to put up a good performance when they take on West Indies in the opening game of the T20I series at Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium in Lucknow on Thursday. Newly appointed Captain Kieron Pollard will be hoping that the West Indies can turn their fortunes around in the upcoming three-match T20I series. The side will be looking to continue their winning momentum after completing a 3-0 whitewash over Afghanistan in the one-day series.

On the other hand, Afghanistan will be desperate to break their losing streak in this three-match T20I series. Captain Rashid Khan will be hoping that the side can deliver a decent show with bat and ball in this opening game of the series.

Teams Preview

Afghanistan Preview

The side lost all their matches against West Indies in the one-day series and will need to do something special to turn their fortunes around in this T20I series. From poor batting and bowling performances, Afghanistan has completely looked out of sorts against West Indies. In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Hazratullah Zazai, Asghar Afghan and Mohammad Nabi to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Hazratullah Zazai found a form with the bat in the final game of the one-day series. Left-hander will be looking to do well for the side in this three-match T20 series. Since November 2017, Zazai has topped the batting charts for Afghanistan in the T20 format. He has accumulated 452 runs in 9 innings at an average of 56.50 with a strike rate of 182.99. Zazai has scored one century and two centuries during this period. Besides, Asghar Afghan looked in good touch with the bat for Afghanistan in the final game of the one-day series. He played exceedingly well and scored 86 runs off 85 balls with the help of three fours and six sixes.

All-rounder Mohammad Nabi has been a bankable performer for Afghanistan in the T20 format. Since November 2017, Nabi has scored 415 runs in 14 innings at an average of 41.50 with two half-centuries to his name. Wicket-keeper batsman Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Najibullah Zadran and Ibrahim Zadran will be looking to contribute with crucial runs for Afghanistan in this three-match T20I series. In the bowling department, the side will be relying heavily on their spin trio of Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman to make crucial breakthroughs. Since November 2017, Rashid Khan has topped the bowling charts for Afghanistan in the T20 format. In 14 matches, Rashid Khan has claimed 37 wickets at an average of 8.75.

Afghanistan Predicted Playing XI:

Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan (captain), Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Afghanistan Actual Playing XI:

Asghar Afghan, Gulbadin Naib, Naveen-ul-Haq, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, N Zadran, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad, Mohammad Nabi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz

West Indies Preview

The side will be keen to continue their good form after completing a clean sweep over West Indies in the three-match ODI series. Kieron Pollard will be hoping that the side can deliver a clinical performance with bat and ball in the T20I series opener. In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons and Shimron Hetymer to deliver the bulk of the runs. Lendl Simmons has been in excellent form with the bat. He scored over 400 runs in the recently concluded Caribbean Premier League and will be looking to make an impact in this three-match series. Shimron Hetmyer has been a sheer disappointment in the shortest format of the game. Since November 2017, Hetmyer has struggled to produce runs in the T20 format.

Left-hander has scored 116 runs in 14 matches at an average of 10.54. He will need to deliver run with the bat for West Indies in this three-match T20I series. Brandon King, Kieron Pollard and Nicholas Pooran will need to produce runs for the side in this T20I series. Wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran has shown decent form with the bat on this tour and will be looking to do more of the same in the T20 format. In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the new-pair of Sheldon Cottrell and Jason Holder to deliver crucial breakthroughs. Khary Pierre and Hayden Walsh will be prominent spin options for the side for this game.

West Indies Predicted Playing XI:

Kieron Pollard (captain), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Shimron Hetymer, Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Hayden Walsh, Khary Pierre, Sheldon Cottrell.

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

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
R Chase 42 32 3 0 131.25
B King 39 56 5 1 69.64
K Pollard 32 26 1 2 123.08
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Paul 10.0 2 44 3 4.4
A Joseph 9.0 1 59 2 6.56
R Shepherd 9.0 0 47 1 5.22
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Paul 10.0 2 44 3 4.4
A Joseph 9.0 1 59 2 6.56
R Shepherd 9.0 0 47 1 5.22

West Indies Actual Playing XI:

Kieron Pollard, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Denesh Ramdin, Hayden Walsh, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder, Kesrick Williams, Evin Lewis, Fabian Allen, Sherfane Rutherford

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game is expected to the favor the batsmen. The spinners might get some assistance off this wicket. The weather conditions for the game to be played on Sunday are expected to be sunny 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. West Indies have already played a T20I game against India earlier this season.

Toss: To Bat

The side that wins the toss would be looking to put big runs on the board. Average score at the venue is 160 to 170 runs.

Winning Prediction

West Indies will start as outright favorites to win this opening game of the T20I series. West Indies have a lot of strength in the batting and bowling department for this series. Captain Kieron Pollard will be hoping that side can continue their winning momentum in this series.

Expect West Indies to register a comfortable win at Lucknow!

Author: Shoaib Z.