The next match of ICC World Cup will be between two lowest positions holder in the tournament i.e., Afghanistan vs West Indies at Headingley, Leeds cricket ground. Afghanistan who despite unveiling immensely brilliant performances throughout the series is unable to win any single match. Its core players Mohammad Nabi and Gulbadin no matter how hard they try, the result is always same, much to everyone’s disappointment. While Afghan spinners with their consistent performances have lived up to the expectations, the fast bowlers and the batting unit have remained a disappointment for the team’s side.
On the other side, West Indies paralleling Afghanistan have failed to post an impression. After their blasting start in their tournament’s first match where they harshly defeated Pakistan, people had started building high hopes from them. But after that, their triumph was lost and till now they have unable to grab any victory.
Afghanistan despite their unfortunate defeat in every match of the World Cup would try to end their campaign on a winning note. In their previous records, they have defeated WI three times in four matches, which includes a 7-wicket victory in the last year ICC World Cup Qualifier finals. Whereas West Indies who possess an indefinite amount of all-rounder will look forward to winning this next match.
Match Details When and Where
There is the proximity of a cloudy day after early brightness. Overall it is considered to be a warm day but moderate westerly winds can come in the way and it could be breezy at times. In conclusion, the team who will be batting in the second innings can face some difficulty, hence the toss will clearly play a crucial role in the next fixture.
Gulbadin Naib (c), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah (wk), Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Ikram Ali Khil
West Indies squad
Jason Holder (c), Chris Gayle, Kemar Roach, Darren Bravo, Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope, Sheldon Cottrell, Evin Lewis, Shannon Gabriel, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Shimron Hetmyer, Fabian Allen, Oshane Thomas, Nicholas Pooran
Afghanistan fantasy picks: Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, and Mujeeb ur Rahman
West Indies fantasy picks: Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope, Sheldon Cottrell, Carlos Brathwaite, and Jason Holder
Captain and Vice-captain Choices: Mohammad Nabi, Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope, and Najibullah Zadran
1. Mohammad Nabi (All-rounder)
2. Najibullah Zadran (Batsman)
3. Mujeeb-ur- Rahman (Bowler)
4. Shai Hope: (Wicket-keeper Batsman)
5. Nicholas Pooran: (Wicket-keeper Batsman)
6. Sheldon Cottrell: (Bowler)