Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - Afghanistan v West Indies 2nd ODI
The 2nd 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.
Most of the cricket that Afghanistan have played has been in the T20 format and now is the time for them to make the switch to 50-over cricket. As seen in the 2019 ODI World Cup as well, the team struggled to match the pace of an ODI and were bowled out on multiple occasions.
In the series opener against West Indies in Lucknow as well, Afghanistan had similar returns and could not play their entire quota of 50 overs with then getting skittled out in 45.2 overs.
Rahmat Shah and Ikram Ali Khil stitched together a 100+ partnership for the third wicket after the team was reduced to 15-2. But, there was not much support from the following batsmen.
Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd and Roston Chase picked up two wickets each for West Indies.
Shai Hope and Roston Chase then joined hands after West Indies had lost both left-handers Evin Lewis and Shimron Hetmyer within the first eight overs. While Chase was dismissed for 94, Hope, though batting at a strike rate of 57, ensured that the team did not panic.
Afghanistan will certainly give the Calypso Kings better competition in the T20Is but there does seem a big gulf between the two teams as far as 50-over cricket is concerned.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Afghanistan- Hazratullah Zazai, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Ikram Ali Khil, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq
West Indies- Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Sheldon Cottrell, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh, Alzarri Joseph
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win the toss? - Afghanistan
Who will win? – West Indies
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Rahmat Shah (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 230+, 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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