Date & Time: Thursday, 4th July, 3:00 PM IST
Venue: Headingley, Leeds
Afghanistan has not garnered a single win in the World Cup 2019. Yet, as scheduled, they will be facing West Indies in the 42nd match of the ICC World Cup at Headingley, Leeds. Watch the turnouts today at 3:00 PM IST as these two teams face each other for the first time.
Unstable batting order and a keeper-batsman stealing the momentum of the game. Afghanistan did not prove much in this World Cup 2019. It was either Ikram Ali Khil at No. 4 against Pakistan or Hamid Hassan’s injury. Dawlat Zadran is scheduled to be brought back into the game.
Probable Playing XI
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
While West Indies has failed to produce an all-round performance, they did have an opening match victory against Pakistan, which has been their only successful game, so far. Sunil Ambris could be replaced by Darren Bravo and Shai Hope could be pushed back to the top. This also means that there will be three left-handers fielding Mujeeb. Fabian Allen and Ashley Nurse could make a great pair.
Probable Playing XI
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
The weather is bound to be pleasant and sunny across Leeds today. But the brightness might fade away when the clouds start gathering towards the north. With moderate westerly winds, the warm day could get breezy in between. The second innings batting could get difficult, much like the previous games held here. Fans must watch how the toss is decided. Primarily, the teams will elect to bat.
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