Afghanistan vs West Indies – 3rd One-Day International Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Afghanistan vs West Indies taking place? Monday, November 11th (08:30 UK time)

Where is Afghanistan vs West Indies taking place? Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

What is the expected weather for Afghanistan vs West Indies? 29c and sunshine forecast all day

What channel is Afghanistan vs West Indies on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Afghanistan vs West Indies? This match can be streamed live for users that have a Betfair account

Where can I get tickets for Afghanistan vs West Indies? Tickets for this match can be purchased directly from the stadium

LAST MEETING
West Indies beat Afghanistan by 47 runs

THE TEAM NEWS

AFGHANISTAN

  • Afghanistan lost the second one-day international on Saturday and subsequently the series too in a disappointing 47-run loss in a match they competed well in by restricting West Indies to 247/9 but their batting once again let them down.
  • They continue to have issues with their opening partnership which has been the case for some time now and Hazratullah Zazai and Javed Ahmadi have failed to convince so there is a chance that 17-year-old talent Ibrahim Zadran could be handed a start at the top of the order.
  • Gulbadin Naib was dropped for the second match and given the good performances from their bowling unit, he may not regain his place for this match as any changes are most likely to come in the batting department.

WEST INDIES

  • The Windies sealed their first ODI series since 2014 on Saturday with an excellent 47-run win and they come into this final match in Lucknow with the rare opportunity to whitewash an opponent.
  • It was another strong bowling performance by the Windies with Sheldon Cottrell taking some key wickets while spinners Roston Chase and Hayden Walsh joined Cottrell in taking three wickets apiece though there is a chance they will give Khary Pierre and Keemo Paul a start here to rotate their pack.
  • While they have been the dominant side in the series so far, the batting has not exactly been convincing even if they have dealt well with Rashid Khan, so they may also use this opportunity to give Brandon King and potentially Sunil Ambris a chance too.

THE PREDICTION

After several years of improvement and development, there are signs that Afghanistan are starting to regress a little bit. Their batting remains weak and their mindset is also questionable as they are throwing away good positions and wickets with silly shots. There are also question marks over the morale in the camp after so many captaincy changes in recent times, and even star man Rashid Khan is not quite looking like himself. The Windies are looking much improved under new head coach Phil Simmons, and he will want his team to show a ruthless streak in this final match and seal the whitewash which they should be able to achieve.

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