Afghanistan will play against the West Indies in the 42nd match of the ICC World Cup 2019. Sadly, both these teams have failed to qualify for the next leg of the championship. Not a lot was expected from Afghanistan since they are relatively new to the international scenario. However, watching West Indies bow out like that has been sad on many levels
Afghanistan look to end their tournament on a high as they face West Indies in their last league game on Thursday at Headingley in the ICC World Cup 2019. Afghans has not scored heavy, nor did they make too much headway with wickets. But seeing as Windies is not in too great a shape either and Afghanistan almost defeated India; this match could be a thriller indeed.
Afghanistan have lost all eight matches at this tournament so far, while West Indies are just one place ahead of them with one win and six defeats (plus one no result). The Headingley wicket has definitely offered something to bowlers early on so far at this World Cup, and the temptation will be to bowl first – something West Indies made good use of in their only win so far.
Rashid Khan from Afghanistan also managed to make a mark for himself in this edition of the ICC World Cup 2019. In fact, the ICC has also named him as one of the top talented debutantes. Even though he conceded over 110 runs in the nine overs he bowled, he was defended by the cricket fraternity.
Afghanistan Playing Squad:
Rahmat Shah, Gulbadin Naib (c), Hashmatullah Shahidi, Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Windies Playing Squad:
Chris Gayle, Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach.