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By Dheeraj

Afghanistan vs Windies in India, 2019

WI vs AFGH Dream11 Today Match Prediction: West Indies and Afghanistan are in Lucknow to play 3 ODIs, 3T20Is and a test match. The three-match ODI series kickoffs tomorrow with the first game scheduled to be played in the afternoon. This will be followed by three T20Is on November 11, 14 and 16, after which the two teams will play the one-off Test from November 27 to December 1. All the games will be played on a single venue –  Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium, Lucknow.

West Indies got outclassed by India in their last series at home in all three formats and failed to secure a single win.  Interestingly, the Windies find it difficult to play the spin on sub-continent pitches while Afghanistan is studded with star spinners like Rashid, Mohammad Nabi, and Mujeeb ur Rahman. So, an interesting battle is coming down the line.

As both teams prepare for the first ODI, a good start is what they would be looking for to gain some momentum right from the start. The match will begin at 02:00 PM IST.

Last encounter:

Windies (311/6) beat Afghanistan (288) by 23 runs in ICC Cricket World Cup at Leeds, July 4 2019

Head to Head in ODIs:

Total – 06

Windies – 02

Afghanistan – 03


Match Schedule

Windies vs Afghanistan 1st ODI

Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

Time: November 06, Wednesday at 02:00 PM IST


The Surface at the Ekana Cricket Stadium

This venue is new to everyone and hasn’t been used much lately. Boundaries are pretty long here so spinners will love to bowl here. Initially, there should be some assistance for the new ball bowlers but later on, it will all depend on how well you connect.

The weather forecasts suggest a warm and pleasant day.

Stats (In T20Is):

Total matches – 1

Matches won batting first – 1

Average 1st Inns scores – 195

Average 2nd Inns scores – 124

Highest total recorded – 195/2 (20 Ov) by IND vs WI

Lowest score defended – 195/2 (20 Ov) by IND vs WI


Form Guide:

Windies –

India clean-swept Windies by 3-0 in T20Is; won 3 matches ODI series by 2-0 after the first ODI ended in no result and whitewashed the hosts in the 2-match Test series by 2-0.

Afghanistan-

Afghanistan recently toured Bangladesh for the one-off test which they won by 224 runs and participate in the T20I Tri-series including Zimbabwe. In the tri-series, they defeated Bangladesh and Zimbabwe once apiece – and also lost once to each side too before making it to the finals.  The final, however, got abandoned without a ball bowled.


WI vs AFGH Dream11 Fantasy Team News

Windies-

Missing out from the squad –

  • Carlos Brathwaite has failed to find a place in both the ODI and T20I squads.
  • Sunil Narine is also missing out from the squad due to the finger injury he picked up during the CPL
  • Chris Gayle and Andre Russell are also missing out
  • Oshane Thomas and Rovman Powell have also been omitted from limited over squad
  • Rovman Powell is recovering from an abdominal strain
  • Kemar Roach is another absentee in the ODI squad after featuring against India in the last series

New entries in the squad-

  • Brandon King and Hayden Walsh Jr. have got their maiden international call-ups after an impressive outing in CPL 2019
  • Romario Shepherd has also been picked only in the ODI squad after delivering a prominent role with the ball in the CPL. He also has some big-hitting abilities which make him a good all-rounder
  • Left-arm spinner Khary Pierre is another new-entry in the limited-overs squads after an impressive CPL outing. he has played 4T20Is and is yet to make an ODI debut

Possible line-up:

  • Kieron Pollard has been handed the responsibility to lead the side in T20Is and ODIs
  • Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, K Pollard, and Jason Holder will form the batting line up
  • Brandon King is likely to get a cut into the middle order
  • One of left-arm seamer Sheldon Cottrell and a fit-again Alzarri Joseph will lead the pace attack alongside J Holder and K Paul
  • Left-arm spinner Khary Pierre and Hayden Walsh Jr are expected to hand the spin attack

West Indies Playing 11:

Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wk), Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, K Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Roston Chase/Hayden Walsh, Kharry Pierre, Sheldon Cottrell/A Joseph

Windies squad to face Afghanistan:

Shimron Hetmyer, Sunil Ambris, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (C), Jason Holder, Hayden Walsh Jr., Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Roston Chase, Khary Pierre, Sheldon Cottrell, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, and Romario Shepherd


Afghanistan-

Missing out from the squad –

  • Dawlat Zadran, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Najeeb Tarakai, Fazal Niazai and Shahidullah Kamal who all were part of the Bangladesh tour have been left out from the squad

New entries in the squad-

  • Afsar Zazai has been named as a backup keeper in the ODI squad
  • Spin-bowling all-rounder Javed Ahmadi has been included in the squad following an impressive outing in the domestic T20 Cup
  • Test bowler Yamin Ahmadzai has also been named in the ODI squad to face West Indies after a gap of almost 3 years

Possible line-up:

  • Rashid Khan has been named the captain of both the ODI and T20I squads
  • Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Gulbadin Naib and Mohammad Nabi are the experienced campaigners in the side
  • Najibullah Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah and Asghar Afghan will form the batting line-up
  • Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, and Mujeeb ur Rahman will form the spin attack
  • Naveen Ul Haq, Karim Janat and Gulbadin Naib will lead the pace attack

Afghanistan Playing 11:

Najibullah Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Rashid Khan (c), Mohammad Nabi, Naveen Ul Haq, Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib and Mujeeb ur Rahman

Afghanistan squad to face Windies:

Rashid Khan (C), Rahmat Shah, Karim Janat, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Ibrahim Zadran, Yamin Ahmadzai, Asghar Afghan, Javed Ahmadi, Afsar Zazai, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Naveen ul Haq, Ikram Alikhil, Mujeeb ur Rahman

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WI vs AFGH Dream11 Players in focus:

Afghanistan:

Hazratullah Zazai  – H Zazai averages 50+ in last eight ODI innings and has amassed 378 runs at a strike rate of 176.63

Mohammad Nabi – M Nabi has scored 289 runs in last eight ODI innings at an impressive average of 48.16. He is a key all-rounder in the side

Rashid Khan & Mujeeb Ur Rahman – R Khan and M Rahman are the star spinners in the side. Rashid has picked 131 wickets in 64 ODI innings so far at an impressive economy of 4.14.

Windies:

Brandon King – The 24-year-old opening batter smashed 496 runs for Amazon Guyana Warriors in the CPL 2019.

Sheldon Cottrell – The left-arm seamer is a well-known name in Windies pace attack. In 23 innings he has picked 30 wickets and has returned with 9 scalps in last 6 appearances

Jason Holder – Holder is one of the most experienced campaigners in the side and is a key all-rounder. In 86 ODIs, he has amassed 1771 runs at an average of 26 and has also picked  130 wickets


WI vs AFGH Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction

**Roston Chase scored 41 off 52 deliveries in the warmup game and was the top scorer for Windies but isn’t listed in Dream11

**Naveen Ul Haq picked 3 wickets in his 7 overs spell in the warmup game while Rahmat Shah (47), Najibullah Zadran (40) and Asghar Afghan (33) were the top scorers

**Evin Lewis, Shai Hope and Nicholas Pooran smashed half-centuries for WI while  Rahmat Shah and Ikram Alikhil scored the fifties for Afghanistan when both the side met last time in the ICC CWC 2019

Toss Update:

  • Windies will bowl first
  • Hayden Walsh and Romario Shepherd are making debut for Windies

Dheeraj

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