Another big battle in the men world cup 2019. The 42nd match of cricket World Cup 2019 is scheduled to play between Afghanistan and West Indies on Thursday, 4 July 2019 at Headingley, Leeds. Get all live updates, match winner, toss, pitch conditions. We provide a sure report with the greatest accuracy.
Full Details of Match
The 42nd match of men cricket world cup is to be played between Afghanistan and West Indies at Riverside, Durham. We are now at the final round of group stage matches and there will be a fight for top 4 spots for the knockout round.
This is West Indies ‘s last and final match in the cricket world cup 2019 and has managed to win only one game in their 8 matches. Well, they started very well against Pakistan with a win and then gave Australia a tough competition. They looked strong contender for this world cup but as the game progresssed, they nearly missed the chances to win. Their batsmen’s approach has always been a T20 approach and showed a lack of intent to play long innings. Chris Gayle is ineffective in the tournament and managed to score just 235 runs with an average of 33.57. Their openers did not give them a good start. Shai Hope being their most consistent player also failed to score runs in the tournament.
In their last match against Sri Lanka Nicholas Pooran played an absolute gem of an innings And scored a well deserved 118 in just 103 balls but unfortunately, his century went in vain as West Indies ended up with a loss. Their bowlers are not showing intent to pick up wickets. Sheldon Cotrell is the only bowler in the team who is giving his 100% effort and doing every bit to make his side win.SO far he has taken 12 wickets with an average of 29.08. West Indies will look to end their journey on a high note.
Afghanistan’s situation is somewhat similar to West Indies and is yet searching for a win in the tournament. Gulbadin Naib’s captaincy in the tournament was not promising. He failed as a captain and also as a player. Their batting never looked settled on those English pitches where the surface is green and ball swing a lot.
Their spin bowlers are their true strength but they were also ineffective as the conditions in England didn’t suit them. But when pitch favoured for them they showed their real class as it happened against India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Mujeeb ur Rehman, Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi were brilliant with the ball against these three teams as the ball turned and bounced. Afghanistan will be hoping to give West Indies a tough fight and go back home with at least a win.
Favourite team in today match prediction
According to us, West Indies will be favourites for today match and the reasons are mentioned below-
- Their bowling and batting is good as compared to Afghanistan
- They have played better cricket than Afghanistan in the tournament and are looking a better side.
- On current form, West Indies is a better team than Afghanistan as they gave tough competition to big teams.
Winning chances of both team
West Indies looked good so far in the tournament and nearly missed the matches to win. Their batsman is explosive and the way they played against Sri Lanka was terrific to watch. They nearly chased that match. All this increases their winning chances. The equations are mentioned below-
West Indies has 52% chances to win this match
Afghanistan has 48% chances to win this match
Pitch report and weather forecasting
There will be a pleasant sunny day at Leeds as the weather forecast suggests. There will be spin and bounce on the pitch in the second half of the game and this will keep the Afghan spinners interested.
According to us team winning the toss will bat first as the pitch will behave in the second half of the innings. 270 or 290 scores on this wicket will be competitive and chase will not be that easy.
Full match info
Date: Thursday, 4 July 2019
Time: 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Venue details and some facts
Ends: Kirkstall Lane End, Football stand End
Time Zone: UTC +01:00
Home to: Yorkshire
West Indies Squad
Chris Gayle, Kemar Roach, Ashley Nurse, Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder (c), Evin Lewis, Sheldon Cottrell, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Oshane Thomas, Darren Bravo, Andre Russell, Shannon Gabriel, Fabian Allen.
Gulbadin Naib(c), Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shinwari, Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Ali Khil(W), Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Hamid Hassan, Sayad Shirzad.