ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018

Windies vs Afghanistan, Final

The Big Picture

So, here we are then! After three weeks of pulsating cricket that had its ebbs and flows, we finally have two teams that will compete in the 2019 World Cup. It will be Windies vs Afghanistan in the finals.But before that, these two teams will battle for the summit clash of the ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018. Afghanistan is the only team to have beaten the Windies in the tournament and would be looking for an encore of the same in the finals.

Venue: Old Hararians Sports Club, Harare

Date: 23rd March 2018

ODDS IN FAVOUR OF KEY PLAYERS FROM BOTH TEAMS

While Ireland would want their lower middle order to fire, Afghanistan would be hoping their top-order steps up after a hiccup in the previous game against UAE

Top Batsman:

Mohammad Shehzad (AFG): The wicketkeeper-batsman has had an indifferent tournament thus far but the pedigree and class at his disposal was on full show against Ireland in the last Super-Six encounter, the odds in favor of him performing is 10/3, meaning a return of 433.3 over at an investment of Rs 100

Najibullah Zadran (AFG): One of the heroes of the previous game against Ireland, Najibullah Zadran is the vital cog in the Afghan wheel and the odds of him performing is 7/1, meaning a return of 800 over an investment of Rs 100.

Evon Lewis (WI): With a gritty fifty in the previous game, Lewis anchored the fledgling innings of the Windies and his chances of emulating the same in the finals are 9/4, meaning a return of 325 over a stake of Rs 100.

Marlon Samuels (WI): The veteran batsman played a crucial inning against Scotland in the Super-Six encounter and will be expected to play a bigger role in the finals. His odds of performing are 9/2, meaning a return of Rs 550 over 100.

Top Bowlers:

Rashid Khan (AFG)– The leg-spinner is expected to have a greater say in this encounter and the odds in favor of him leading the attack is 11/10,  meaning a return of Rs 210 over a bid of 100.

Dawlat Zadran (AFG): The lanky fast-bowler has been in good form, and the odds of him performing yet again is 11/2, meaning a return of Rs 650 over a stake of 100.

Kemar Roach (WI): The vile fast bowler will be looking to bamboozle the Afghan batsman with his pace and the odds stacked in favor of him are 10/3 meaning a return of Rs 433.33 over a stake of Rs 100.

Jason Holder (WI): The Windies skipper has led his team from the front with both bat and ball and the odds in favor of him doing an encore are 7/2, meaning a return of Rs 450 over a stake of Rs 100.

Who will win the match?

So, who will clinch the Finals, Windies vs Afghanistan

As per Bet365, The odds in favor of Afghanistan winning the game is 11/8, a return of Rs 237.5 on 100,  while that of Windies stands at 4/7  i.e a return of 157.14 over Rs 100

OUR PREDICTION: As per the odds we tip Windies to win the finals.