AFG vs WI
Desperately hunting for their maiden win in the tournament, Afghanistan will lock horns with Windies for the next encounter of the ICC World Cup. Both the teams are languishing at the bottom where Afghanistan is yet to open its account in the points tally. Windies, on the other hand, have amassed 3 points so far but have suffered six consecutive losses.
When both the teams meet, while Afghanistan will look forward to breaking the duck, Windies will hope to break their losing streak.
Both the teams hope for a morale-lifting win in the dead rubber
Windies are coming off a defeat against Sri Lanka while Afghanistan are returning after suffering a loss against Pakistan. However, Windies have shown promise on numerous occasions but have failed to capitalize on opportunities. Afghanistan, on the other hand, have appeared sloppy on all fronts. Although they have given close fights to their opponents on some occasions, they have failed to capitalize any.
However, they will take some confidence from their previous matches against Windies as they have managed to win three out of four matches which also includes a 7-wicket win against them in ICC World Cup Qualifier last year.
When: July 4, 03:00 pm
Where: Headingley, Leeds
Betfair: Windies 1/4, Afghanistan 3
Skybet: Windies 1/4, Afghanistan 3
Ladbrokes: Windies 1/4, Afghanistan 3
The books are predicting a win for Windies
Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib (c), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah (wk), Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Ikram Ali Khil
West Indies: Jason Holder (c), Chris Gayle, Kemar Roach, Darren Bravo, Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope, Sheldon Cottrell, Evin Lewis, Shannon Gabriel, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Shimron Hetmyer, Fabian Allen, Oshane Thomas, Nicholas Pooran