WI vs AFGH Dream11 Team Prediction and Top Picks: 1st ODI
WI vs AFGH Dream11 Team Prediction, Match Preview and Probable Playing XI of the 1st ODI. Afghanistan and West Indies will face-off in the first ODI at Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.
Team West Indies have revamped their squad after a poor outing in recent times and will now be led by veteran Kieron Pollard. They have also allowed leading performers of CPL Brandon King and Hayden Walsh to display their talent at the biggest stage. Windies have also dropped a few players such as Chris Gayle, Darren Bravo and Shannon Gabriel after their lacklustre form. All-round trio of Pollard-Chase-Holder along with talented performers Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer and Sheldon Cottrell will be the key for Windies to outplay strong Afghanistan team.
Afghanistan recently put a good show in the tri-series against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. This Rashid Khan-led side to have plenty of firepower in them to challenge any top team. One of the world’s best all-rounder Mohammad Nabi along with the duo of ex-captains Gulbadin Naib and Asghar Afghan can be the match-winner for the team on their day. Alongside them, Rahmat Shah and Mujeeb have also been consistent for the team in their respective departments. They will hope for a unison effort from all players in the opening encounter of the series against unpredictable Windies team.
When and Where
WI vs AFGH, 1st ODI, Afghanistan vs West Indies in India, 2019.
Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium, Lucknow.
02:00 PM, 6th November 2019.
A neutral track will be on offer with equal support to batsmen as well as bowlers. A total near 250 can be expected.
Due to significant boundaries, Batsmen will have to play smartly and focus on running between the wickets.
Pacers can find some initial assistance while spinners can also exploit the conditions to find some turn.
Kieron Pollard (c), Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Sunil Ambris, Nicholas Pooran, Brandon King, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Hayden Walsh Jr., Khary Pierre, Sheldon Cottrell, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Romario Shepherd.
Rashid Khan (c), Asghar Afghan, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Javed Ahmadi, Afsar Zazai, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Ibrahim Zadran, Yamin Ahmadzai, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ikram Alikhil, Mujeeb ur Rahman.
WI vs AFGH Dream11 Team News
- Team management can give ODI debut to Brandon King and Hayden Walsh while either of Pacer Alzarri Joseph or Keemo Paul can play.
- They can add another pacer Yamin Ahmadzai or Karim Janat replacing any opener.
- In the wicket-keeper category, either of Ikram Ali Khil or Afsar Zazai can play. Chances of Khil are more after his heroics in one encounter of World Cup’19.
Probable Playing XI
Sunil Ambris/Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Hayden Walsh/Khary Pierre, Alzarri Joseph/Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell.
Hazratullah Zazai, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan (c), Mujeeb ur Rahman, Naveen-Ul-Haq/Karim Janat.
Top picks for WI vs AFGH Dream11 Team Prediction
Keiron Pollard: Skipper can score quick runs and can also bowl a few overs of medium pace. His recent form is brilliant and will be a must-pick in AFGH vs WI Dream11 team.
Nicholas Pooran: He is a very talented batsman and has a habit of playing big knocks at an attacking strike rate. His recent form is also good and is a better player of spin as compared to his teammates.
Evin Lewis: Lewis is a very attacking batsman and will lead the Windies batting line-up from the front. He performed well in the last series against India.
Shai Hope: He has recently recovered from injury and has a good record in sub-continent conditions and can fetch you good points in your fantasy team.
Jason Holder: Ex-Skipper Holder is an attacking batsman and lethal pace bowler.
Roston Chase: Spin all-rounder Chase is a reliable middle-order batsman and economical spinner.
S Hetmyer: He has performed well for Windies and is an outstanding player of this format. He has not shown consistently in recent times.
Sheldon Cottrell: He is in good form and can trouble batsmen with his swing and bounce. He performed well in World Cup’19.
Mohammad Nabi: He is one of the best all-rounders and can do hard-hitting for the team and can also bowl his quota of overs effectively. He can fetch you a lot of points in your fantasy team.
Rashid Khan: Skipper is a top-class bowler and can also be handy with the bat. He will be a must-pick in AFGH vs WI Dream11 team.
Najibullah Zadran: He is an attacking middle-order batsman and performed well in limited chances in WC’19 and CPL.
Asghar Afghan: Ex-captain is a reliable batsman and scores at a reasonable strike rate. He is an experienced performer.
Gulbadin Naib: He recently led the side in WC’19 and is an attacking batsman and medium-pace bowler. He is not a consistent performer.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman: Spin bowler will bowl mostly in initial overs. His recent form is good.
Hazratullah Zazai: He is a very attacking batsman, but he lacks consistency. He has good chances to play tomorrow.
WI vs AFGH Dream11 Prediction
Head-to-Head/Small Leagues Dream11 Team:
Captain and Vc Choices
M Nabi, K Pollard, Jason Holder, N Pooran, Rashid Khan, Rahmat Shah, Evin Lewis, Najibullah Zadran.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.