On Thursday (4th July), Afghanistan and Windies will face each other at Headingley (Leeds) in the match 42 of the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. It will be the last match in this tournament for both these sides.
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In the present points table of this tournament, Afghanistan and Windies are in the bottom two positions with zero and three points respectively.
Before this 42nd game of this tournament, here we are with some statistical preview of this match.
Teams’ recent ODI form
Afghanistan (in last ten matches; oldest to latest): Lost, Won, Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost and Lost
Windies (in last ten matches; oldest to latest): Lost, Lost, Won, Lost, No Result, Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost and Lost.
ODI records at Headingley (Leeds)
Head-to-Head ODI records
Overall (5 matches): Afghanistan won 3 ODIs; Windies won 1 ODI (1 no result)
At neutral venues (2 matches): Afghanistan won 2 ODIs; Windies won 0 ODIs
In England: Never played
At Headingley, Leeds: Never played
In the World Cup: Never played
i) Afghanistan cricketer Samiullah Shinwari has scored 1,805 ODI runs and also has taken 46 ODI wickets. He is four wickets away to complete his 50 ODI wickets, and he will also become the third Afghanistan cricketer to achieve the all-round feat of 1,000 ODI runs and 50 ODI wickets. Mohammad Nabi (2,697 runs and 127 wickets) and Gulbadin Naib (1,019 runs and 59 wickets) were the first two Afghan cricketers to achieve this all-round feat.
i) Afghanistan cricketer Mohammad Nabi has scored 2,697 runs in ODI career. Among the Afghanistan batsmen, only Mohammad Shahzad (2,727 runs) has scored more ODI runs than Nabi, and Nabi will surpass him by adding 31 more ODI runs.
i) It will be the 35th CWC game for Chris Gayle. Gayle will become the most-capped player for Windies in CWC history. Brian Lara will stand behind of Gayle who played 34 CWC matches for this Caribbean side.
ii) It will also be the 295th ODI for Chris Gayle for Windies. Apart from Brian Lara, no other players have played this number of ODI matches for Windies. While Lara also played 295 ODIs for this side, Gayle needs to play one more ODI for Windies to create a new record.
iii) Chris Gayle has scored 10,331 ODI runs for Windies. While only Brian Lara (10,348 runs) is ahead of him in the most ODI runs list for Windies, Gayle is 17 runs behind of him.
iv) In CWC career, Chris Gayle has scored 1,179 runs. Only Brian Lara scored more CWC runs for Windies than Gayle as Lara scored 1,225 CWC runs. Gayle needs to score 47 more runs to surpass Lara and create a new CWC record for this team.
i) Windies off-spinner Ashley Nurse has picked up 49 wickets in 54 ODIs. He is one wicket away to become the sixth Windies spinner to claim 50 ODI wickets.