WI vs AFGH Dream11 Prediction : Both sides come into the series looking to overhaul their stinker and howler of a form across the 50 over format.
Two sides, two dwindling units in the ODI format, seeing both of them come into this series with immense expectations accorded from it. Both Afghanistan and West Indies saw a major overhaul in their squads, starting from the captains with Rashid Khan being appointed the captain of Afghanistan’s cricket team while Kieron Pollard was handed over the mantle by the West Indians.
Afghanistan have tasted consummate success in test and T20 cricket in the bygone months. The side defeated Bangladesh in the sole test match competed between the two sides along with making it to the final of the three country T20 series involving themselves, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. With this being the first ODI series they’ll be contesting in after a howler of a World Cup, the side will be looking to show their improved ascendancy in the cricketing fraternity come the first match of the three match ODI series between them and West Indies.
Elsewhere, from West Indies, the predicament which began at the ICC ODI World Cup and continued into their series against India. While they were defeated in the ODI series by the gargantuan Asian unit, the side failed to register a single win across all three formats of the game. The underlying issues were once again brought to light in their unit with the side left only picking up the pieces and trying to paper over the cracks of a horrid run of form.
Come this series against Afghanistan, the visiting side will know they can’t afford to repeat the same epitomic mistakes which have lead to their demise in the cricketing arena. This is a guile filled Afghanistan setup, one which comes bestowed with immense fortitude and worldclass players which is set to make this series an intoxicating brew.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A good wicket to score runs on, this is a surface which will maintain its identity across the full course of the 100 overs. With wetness in the air as the match runs down its course giving the cold weather in the night, the side winning the toss will be looking to come out and bowl first on this track.
Probable Playing 11
Hazratullah Zazai, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Afsar Zazai (wk), Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan (C), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq
Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard (C), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Hayden Walsh Jr.
3 Match ODI Series
Match: Afghanistan Vs West Indies First ODI
Date And Time: 6th November, Wednesday- 2:00pm IST
Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Where To Watch: Star Sports 1/HD
- Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Naveen-ul-Haq
- Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Keemo Paul
Top 4 Batting Order
- Hazratullah Zazai, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Afsar Zazai
- Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard
- Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah
- Evin Lewis, Shai Hope
Death Overs Bowlers
- Gulbadin Naib, Naveen-ul-Haq
- Romario Shepherd, Keemo Paul.
WI vs AFGH Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
We have the two players come into this slot of our side with both of them being from the visiting setup in the form of Shai Hope and Nicholas Pooran. Both of them have thrived across the course of 2019, two players who have imbued in them an innate inability to not only hold fort and keep their intent in check but open their arms accordingly as well to amass a bagful of runs.
WI vs AFGH Dream11 Batsmen
Continuing with our aspirations of opting for the entire top-order from West Indies for this clash, we have Elvin Lewis being enshrined in our unit given his attributes and expansive strokeplay. From Afghanistan elsewhere, we are bringing in Rahmat Shah and Asghar Afghan, two players who were impressive at the world cup, waging a lone battle for the side in what was an otherwise lopsided showing by their counterparts.
WI vs AFGH Dream11 All-Rounders
An area which has lead to the West Indian side’s demise in international cricket is their clear inability to play the turning ball. It was epitomised in the series against India in the side’s last outing and playing on a traditional Indian surface today, the side are bound to be left in tatters yet again given the sharp turn on the ball.
It sees us move in for Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi from the side given the overs of the rank turning stuff they’ll be sending down while from West Indies we are opting for their now removed captain, Jason Holder for this encounter.
WI vs AFGH Dream11 Bowling Order
If West Indies are going to have any chance of emerging winner from this series opener, they’ll need to heavily rely on their fiery and feisty bowlers to perturb and pepper the opposition with ominous deliverers and embroiled Afghanistan in a turmoil. Sheldon Cottrell and Romario Shepherd are two players of carrying out this job for the side, seeing un earmark both of them for the match while the lone pick of Naveen-ul Haq wraps up our side from the opposition.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Pooran will be our captain for this one with Nabi being chosen as the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.