As we come into the business end of the tournament, Afghanistan will take on the West Indies in their final league fixture of this World Cup. Afghanistan looked a promising side initially but they failed to deliver in England. With eight defeats in as many games, Afghanistan is yet to open their world cup account. The sub-continent side would be hoping to end their winless run when they collide with the Windies tomorrow at Headingley.

The two-time champions, West Indies started their World Cup in flying fashion when they hammered Pakistan in the opening match. Since that game at the Trent Bridge, it has the same-old sloppy West Indian team who tend to succumb under pressure. From his personal performances to his captaincy, Jason Holder has had an ordinary World Cup in England. West Indies would be eyeing to finish this forgettable campaign on a winning note.

 

Match Details

 

Date: Thursday, 4th July 2019

Time: 03:00 PM IST

Venue: Headingley, Leeds

League: ICC World Cup 2019

Live Telecast: Star Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar

 

Venue Stats

 

Avg 1st Innings score: 226

Avg 2nd Innings score: 207

Highest Total: 351/9 (50 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Lowest Total: 93/10 (36.2 Ov) by ENG vs AUS

Highest Chased: 324/2 (37.3 Ov) by SL vs ENG

Lowest Defended: 165/9 (60 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

 

 

Head-to-Head Record 

 

Total: 05

Afghanistan: 03

West Indies: 01

N/R: 01

 

Team News

 

Afghanistan

  • Hamad Hasan might miss this game following his injury while Dawlat Zadran can make a comeback.
  • Hazratullah Zazai can also make his way into the starting lineup.

West Indies

  • Kemar Roach will keep his place ahead of Shannon Gabriel.

 

Squads

 

Afghanistan

Gulbadin Naib (C), Hamid Hassan, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Hazratullah Zazai, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Shahzad, Aftab Alam, Dawlat Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman

West Indies

Jason Holder (capt), Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas

 

Key Players

 

Afghanistan

  • Hazratullah Zazai
  • Md. Nabi
  • Rashid Khan

West Indies

  • Chris Gayle
  • Nicholas Pooran
  • Jason Holder

 

Probable Playing XI

 

Afghanistan

Ikram Ali Khil, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Ashgar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Gulbadin Naib, Md. Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur  Rahman, Aftab Alam and Dawlat Zadran

West Indies

Chris Gayle, Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder (c), Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cotrell, Oshane Thomas