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West Indies vs Afghanistan T20 World Cup: Match Preview, Head-to-Head, Team News, Pitch & Weather Report

West Indies vs Afghanistan T20 World Cup: Match Preview, Head-to-Head, Team News, Pitch & Weather Report

Get the latest insights on the vs Netherlands T20 World Cup clash: Discover head-to-head stats, team news, pitch, and weather conditions. Predicted XIs and key players to watch out for in today’s game.

And after a wait of more than two weeks, we are finally into the last group stage fixture of the T20 World Cup 2024. Despite the fact that we have our Super 8 teams locked, this upcoming match will be a mouth-watering clash. The West Indies and Afghanistan, two teams who have been spotless thus far will meet in Match 40 at the Daren Sammy Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet. Before the clash begins, let us take a look at an in-depth preview of this Group C fixture.

West Indies vs Afghanistan Head-to-Head

Historically, the battles between these two sides have been closely contested. In T20 Internationals, they’ve met seven times, with WI holding a slight edge, winning four matches to Afghanistan’s three. The last T20I between these two teams came way back in 2019.

West Indies vs Afghanistan Team News

Both the West Indies and Afghanistan would be looking to keep their winning momentum going before the Super 8 stage and thus are unlikely to alter their winning formula. Barring any last-minute injuries, both teams are likely to be unchanged. Out-of-form Johnson Charles is likely to get another chance as well.

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West Indies vs Afghanistan Pitch Report

In the two matches held so far at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in the ongoing tournament, this surface has lived up to its reputation as the most batting friendly venue in the Caribbean. Sri Lanka notched up 201 runs against the Dutch here, while Australia chased down 180 in their clash against Scotland. Expect another high-scoring encounter here!

West Indies vs Afghanistan Weather Report

According to BBC Weather, there is a forecast of rainfall which would increase from 12% chances of precipitation at 8 pm Local time on June 17 (which is 5:30 am IST, June 18) to 28 per cent by 11 pm Local (8:30 am IST, June 18). The match is scheduled to start at 8:30 pm Local.

WI vs AFG Predicted XI

WI Predicted XI

Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran(w), Roston Chase, Rovman Powell(c), Sherfane Rutherford, Andre Russell, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie

AFG Predicted XI

Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan(c), Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

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