Afghanistan will face West Indies in their last match of the World Cup at Headingley, Leeds. Gulbadin Naib-led team has not won a solitary contest and they would aim to end their tournament with a win. In fact, a lot was expected from Afghanistan but they could not deliver the goods in the competition. We take a look at Afghanistan’s Predicted Playing XI and Analysis.
On the other hand, West Indies could only win one match against Pakistan which was their maiden game of the tournament. West Indies was let down by their batting performance as their middle order batters failed to convert their starts into big scores.
Here is Afghanistan’s Predicted Playing XI:
The right-hander had scored 35 runs in the previous match against Pakistan. Shah has thus far scored 192 runs for Afghanistan in the tournament.
The Afghanistan skipper has done a decent job since he has opened the innings. However, Naib has let his team down with his bowling.
The southpaw batsman had bagged a golden duck in the previous innings against Pakistan. The left-hander has scored 197 runs for his team in the tournament.
Ikram Ali Khil
The left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman was promoted in the previous innings. But he could not grab his opportunity as he meandered to 24 off 66 balls.
The former skipper had scored a fine knock of 42 runs from 35 balls. Furthermore, he had given his inputs to Gulbadin Naib to lead the team.
The talisman all-rounder has done a good job for Afghanistan. Nabi has scored 105 runs with the bat but he has delivered the goods with the ball as he has taken nine wickets.
The left-hander has been the most impressive Afghanistan batsman as he has scored 199 runs in seven innings. However, Zadran has batted in the lower order and he should be promoted in the batting order.
The Afghanistan all-rounder has also impressed in the limited opportunities he has received for Afghanistan. Shinwari had scored 19 runs in the previous match.
The leg-spinner was not able to live up to the expectations as he could only scalp five wickets in the tournament in eight matches.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
The mystery spinner has done a good job for Afghanistan in the second half of the tournament. Rahman had taken two wickets in the last game.
The veteran spinner hasn’t been able to deliver the goods for his team. Zadran has taken six wickets in the four matches he has played.