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Cricket Match Information:
Afghanistan vs West Indies ODI cricket series will go underway on Tuesday when Afghanistan will ‘host’ West Indies in Lucknow, India. For the past few years, India have been the host nation for Afghanistan, where they host their opponents. West Indies have arrived in India to play three ODIs, three T20 cricket games and a single test match. Our prediction expert expects it to be a tight series between two similar sides.
- Tournament: West Indies tour of India 2019/20
- Cricket Match format: ODI
- Cricket match time: 2:00 am IST
- Cricket match date: 6.11.2019
- Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
- Weather: Cloudy, Temperature: 29 degrees, Thunderstorms: 0%
- Team A: Afghanistan
- Team B: West Indies
- Team A Captain: Rashid Khan
- Team B Captain: Keiron Pollard
After the debacle of 50 over World Cup earlier this year, Afghanistan went with the option of Rashid Khan as the captain. They were led by Gulbadin Naib in the World Cup. This will be the first ODI cricket game for Afghanistan after that tournament.
Under Rashid Khan, Afghanistan have already tasted some success in the longer format of the game. They won the only test match played against Bangladesh and made it to the final of the T20 tri-series played in Bangladesh.
Our prediction is of the inclusion of a couple of new players in their lineup apart from the lineup that played in the World Cup.
Here is our prediction of Afghanistan’s playing XI:
- Rashid Khan
- Gulbadin Naib
- Mohammad Nabi
- Rahmat Shah
- Mujeeb ur Rahman
- Ikram Alikhil
- Hazratullah Zazai
- Ashgar Afghan
- Najibullah Zadran
- Karim Janat
- Mohammad Javed Ahmadi
West Indies, after their disappointing World Cup campaign and poor cricket series against India, decided to make a change at the leadership level. Jason Holder, their skipper for a long time, has now been replaced by Keiron Pollard. Pollard will be leading them in both ODI and T20 cricket format.
West Indies have also decided to give the chance to a couple of Caribbean Premier League stars in this series. Hayden Walsh Junior and Brandon King have made their way into the squad and are expected to play a role at some stage in the series.
Our prediction is of the inclusion of Hayden Walsh Junior straightaway in the playing eleven.
Here is our prediction of West Indies’ playing XI:
- Keiron Pollard
- Jason Holder
- Shai Hope
- Nicholas Pooran
- Shimron Hetmyer
- Lendl Simmons
- Evin Lewis
- Hayden Walsh Junior
- Sheldon Cottrell
- Alzarri Joseph
- Fabian Allen
Expert Prediction: AFG vs WI
A fascinating cricket series awaits us as Afghanistan take on West Indies in a three-match ODI cricket series. The game will be played in the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow. Afghanistan have been playing most of their ‘home’ games in India hence, they will be the home side for this cricket series.
It has been neck-to-neck in the last five cricket games between these two sides. While Afghanistan have won two games, West Indies have also won twice. West Indies, after being bruised by the leg-spin of Rashid Khan a couple of years ago, have now got one of their own in Hayden Walsh Junior. There is a lot of hope from the young spinner and West Indies will be hoping for a start of something special from him.
Afghanistan, on the other hand, have begun looking at the future now. With the likes of Mohammad Shahzad getting sidelined due to disciplinary issues, Ikram Alikhil will now have more opportunities as the wicketkeeper of the side. Mohammad Nabi and Gulbadin Naib are not going to play forever hence, new options must be tried in this cricket series.
The build-up for the next World Cup has begun and although most of the sides have one eye on the World T20 tournament, these ODIs are not of less importance either. Our prediction is of a winning start for Afghanistan because of their familiarity with these conditions.
Toss prediction? – Lucknow is an unknown venue for international cricket teams. Whenever that is the case, teams like to bat second because it gives them the opportunity to assess the total they need to chase. Hence, the team winning the toss should look to bowl first, unless it is a completely dry surface.
Who will win? – Afghanistan
Top Batsman – Mohammad Nabi (AFG), Nicholas Pooran (WI)
Top Bowler – Rashid Khan (AFG), Jason Holder (WI)
Most Sixes – Mohammad Nabi (AFG), Nicholas Pooran (WI)
Man of the Match – Mohammad Nabi (AFG)
Team Scores Batting first – Afghanistan 290+, West Indies 280+
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