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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - ICC Cricket World Cup - Afghanistan v West Indies - PrePlay

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Match number 42 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played between Afghanistan and West Indies at Headingley in Leeds.

Afghanistan and West Indies have played a total of five ODIs, out of which Afghanistan have won three, West Indies have won one and one match has ended without a result. Their last two encounters have both been in the qualifiers of the World Cup.

In the first game, West Indies could only manage 197-8 and Afghanistan chased the total down, winning the game by three wickets. Their most recent encounter was in the final of the same qualifier when West Indies could score no more than 204 and were beaten by Afghanistan, hands down by seven wickets.

In that match, Mohammad Shahzad and Rahmat Shah were the stars for Afghanistan with the bat, while Mujeeb Ur Rahman claimed a four-wicket haul.

In the last five matches played by Afghanistan and West Indies, both teams have lost all of their matches.

This being a dead rubber, neither team would actually benefit from either winning or losing the match, but the fact that West Indies have won only one out of their eight matches and were expected to perform way better coming into the tournament, they would like to at least add one more win to their tally.

Similarly, Afghanistan have been without a win till now and it would be somewhat a consolation for them if they can end their campaign on a high.

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

Afghanistan- 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

West Indies- Chris Gayle, Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - West Indies

Who will win? – West Indies

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

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

Most Sixes – Nicholas Pooran (West Indies), Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan)

Man of the Match – Shai Hope

Team Scores Batting first – West Indies 300+, Afghanistan 260+

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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