Match 42 of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will witness a battle between Afghanistan and West Indies at Headingley, Leeds. Both the teams have been knocked out of the tournament where Afghanistan lost all their previous games and West Indies won only one. However, both the teams will try to end their campaign with a high note. Let’s have a look at the AFG vs WI Head to Head Record.
Both the teams haven’t met earlier in the history of ICC World Cup. This is going to be the first World Cup match between Afghanistan and West Indies.
Predicted Playing 11
Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib (c), Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Sunil Ambris/Darren Bravo, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder (c), Fabian Allen, Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell, Ashley Nurse/Shannon Gabriel
Weather and pitch report
No rains in the forecast and it will be a sunny day where fans can enjoy a full 50-over game. Spinners will get help from the pitch where both the captains will prefer to bat first.
Prediction for match result
As both the teams have been knocked out of the tournament, both will play without any selection pressure. However, both of them will try to end the game with a win where the West Indies are in a slightly better position in respect to Afghanistan.
In conclusion, this Afghanistan vs West Indies game in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 should go in West Indies’ favour. Though Afghanistan are trying hard to make an upset while playing with the big teams, even they nearly did it with India, the lack of experience and inconsistent form led them to defeat. On the other hand, West Indies might have knocked out of the tournament, they have a couple of players who can single-handedly change the game in their way.