The West Indies and Afghanistan team will lock horns in the Warmup match of the T20 World Cup 2021. This will be the last warmup fixture of the T20 World Cup to prepare the teams for the group stages.
Both the teams are coming into this game after losing their last warmup fixture, and would look to take this game as the most crucial game to get confidence ahead of the T20 World Cup 2021. In this purpose, the both teams have strength in batting, and will be looking to good to post a big score or chase down the total in an efficient manner.
The Afghanistan team did not produce good enough performances in the last fixture. They contained the opposition well to a score of 145. In the bowling unit, Mujeeb Ur Rahman picked 3 wickets, while Nabi and Naveen Ul Haq picked 1 wicket each. Then in the batting unit, Gurbaz ( 19) tried well, and Nabi (34) and Gulbadin Naib (17) were impressive to provide contributions. Still the the team could not secure victory in the fixture.
In their last fixture, the West Indies team could not defend their modest total of 130 runs. The team got contribution from Simmons and Gayle at the top order, while Hetmyer and Pollard were impressive in the middle order with 20+ contributions. Then, Rampual and Walsh tried well, but others could not do enough to secure a win.
The West Indies team has powerhouse of talent in the batting department and would look to learn from their mistakes and perform well in this fixture. The likes of Evin Lewis, Pooran, and Pollard will hold the key for them with the bat. While the bowlers, Ravi Rampual, Hayden Walsh, Dwayne Bravo need to be consistent with their line lengths to help the team in winning the match. While the Afghanistan team would look to play according to their strengths, and Rashid Khan is expected to come into this game and can contribute in both departments.
According to Betway, the betting odds are at 2.75: 1.40 favouring the West Indies team to win the match easily. This is due to the fact that the West Indies has a terrific line up in the T20 format, and are proven performers with an ability to hit big shots at any situation of the game. While the bowlers are likely to play a crucial role for Afghanistan, who will have the responsibility to compete well against the top T20 batters, who are coming after fine CPL 2021.
The West Indies team did not play well in the last fixture and are expected to change their Playing 11. The all rounder Andre Russell, Akeal Hosein, and Dwayne Bravo are expected to make a comeback in this match to further strengthen the team’ s balance. While the Afghanistan team will also include Usman Ghani and Rashid Khan in the Playing 11, as they need fire power in the middle order, and the experience of the spinner will play a main role in the T20 World Cup 2021. The both teams need to be trusting their ability to play big shots to post a good total on the board.
1. Mohammad Shahzad (wk)
2. Hazratullah Zazai
3. Rahmanullah Gurbaz
4. Usman Ghani
5. Asghar Afghan
6. Najibullah Zadran
7. Mohammad Nabi (c)
8. Gulbadin Naib
9. Rashid Khan
11. Mujeeb Ur Rahman
The top order batsman has been impressive in the T20 format, and was the top run scorer for the team against Zimbabwe. In the last match, he scored 19 off 14 balls and would look to keep improving his performances.
Naveen has gained sufficient experience in this format by playing in franchise leagues and T20 Blast 2021. He has been in terrific form, and can be a lethal weapon for your team.
1. Evin Lewis
2. Lendl Simmons
3. Chris Gayle
4. Nicholas Pooran (wk)
5. Shimron Hetmyer
6. Kieron Pollard (c)
7. Akeal Hossein
8. Andre Russell
9. Ravi Rampaul
10. Hayden Walsh
11. Obed McCoy
Shimron Hetmyer has been scoring runs consistently in the CPL 2021 and IPL 2021. He started the tournament well by scoring 28 off 24 balls as well and will be vital in the middle order.
The spinner has been impressive with his performances in the T20 format and would look to maintain his fine form as of the last league match, where he picked up 2 wickets but has to leak less runs.
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