Afghanistan vs West Indies: Preview, Dream11 and head-to-headLast updated on Jul 03, 2019, 06:29 pm
Afghanistan and West Indies will be aiming to sign off from the ICC World Cup 2019 on a high.
Both teams have been eliminated from the ongoing World Cup and all eyes will be on winning the final league game.
One expects a strong brand of cricket in match number 42.
Here's the match preview.
Head-to-head clashes between the two sides
The two teams met five times in ODIs. Afghanistan have a 3-1 advantage. One match didn't produce any result. This will be their maiden meeting in the World Cup.
Afghanistan look to be more responsible
Afghanistan have shown a lot of spirit in the 2019 World Cup, but they haven't mustered a single win.
Their batting in particular needs some work.
Players have to take responsibility rather than focus on playing fancy shots.
The bowling has taken shape in the last few games.
Spin is where Afghanistan will be deadly for West Indies.
That's their major strength.
Windies need a strong show to challenge Afghanistan
West Indies need to bowl well. They have been far too short in CWC 19.
The bowlers have not been able to stop the run-flow.
Batting wise, Nicholas Pooran has been excellent, but the rest have been inconsistent.
One hopes to see a complete show by the Windies here.
They need to handle the pressure well and give their all.
Pooran, Nabi lead this Dream11 side
Chris Gayle opens the batting alongside Rahmat Shah.
Both senior players need to score crucial runs.
Asghar Afghan, wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran (captain) and Shimron Hetmyer form the rest of the batting.
Mohammad Nabi (vice-captain), Gulbadin Naib and Jason Holder are the three all-rounders.
Sheldon Cottrell leads the bowling attack.
He is supported by two spinners in Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Pitch report, timing and predicted winners
According to reports, a sunny start to the day is expected.
As the day progresses, there will be some breeze and clouds.
Team winning the toss will like to bat first.
Afghanistan might go on to stun the Windies here at Headingley.
The match is set to start at 3:00 PM IST and will be telecast live on Star Sports Network.