Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - Afghanistan v West Indies 1st ODI

Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi
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The 1st match of the three-match ODI series of the Afghanistan v West Indies series in India will be played at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.

Afghanistan last featured in the T20I tri-series hosted by Bangladesh where the reached the final but unfortunately it was was washed out. West Indies were beaten by India comprehensively in a full tour consisting of 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs and 2 Test matches.

Both teams will like to get over their World Cup disappointment with an impressive performance in this format.

As far as the head to head record goes, in the last 5 ODIs played between the two teams, Afghanistan have won 2 and West Indies have won two. Their last encounter was in the 2019 ODI World Cup where West Indies posted a huge 311-run total on the board. In reply, Afghanistan for bowled out for 288.

The previous two matches were played in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier in 2018 when Afghanistan won in both of them.

Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah and Najibullah Zadran will be the main batsmen for Afghanistan with Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman leading their bowling attack, rounded-off by allrounder Mohammad Nabi.

Kieron Pollard has been given the reins of West Indies limited-overs teams and the batting will revolve around him along with Shai Hope. Sheldon Cottrell and Alzarri Joseph will be their main bowlers.

 

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

Afghanistan- Rashid Khan (c), Asghar Afghan, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Ikram Alikhil, Mujeeb ur Rahman

West Indies- Kieron Pollard (c), Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Hayden Walsh Jr., Khary Pierre, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win the toss? - Afghanistan

Who will win? – West Indies

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan), Shai Hope (West Indies)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mujeeb ur Rahman (Afghanistan), Sheldon Cottrell (West Indies)

Most Sixes – Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan), Shimron Hetmyer (West Indies)

Man of the Match –  Shai Hope

Team Scores Batting first – Afghanistan 260+, West Indies 280+

Match Handicap West Indies

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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