West Indies vs Afghanistan Prediction

WI vs AFG Match Prediction & Betting Tips, T20 World Cup 2024

Table toppers West Indies and Afghanistan will lock horns in the 40th match of the T20 World Cup 2024. The match is scheduled to take place at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, St Lucia on 17th June 2024, starting at 6:00 AM (18 June) IST.

Co-hosts and two-time champion West Indies have been clinical in this edition. They won 3 back to back matches and have the chance to finish the group stage at the top of the table if they beat AFG.

Afghanistan has also been quite impressive in this tournament. They defeated a strong New Zealand side by 84 runs and currently on a 3-match winning streak with any loss so far in this T20 World Cup. They will be proud of their performance so far and have the opportunity to finish at the top of the points table.

Take a look at the detailed predictions for the WI vs AFG match of the T20 World Cup 2024.

West Indies vs Afghanistan Match Live Streaming

TV channels: You can watch this match live on Star Sports, PTV, Ten Sports, Willow TV, ESPN Caribbean, Sky Cricket, Sky Sport NZ and SuperSport.

Live Streaming: The fixture will be live-streamed on Disney+ Hotstar, Myco, Tamasha, ESPN Play Caribbean, SkyGO, NOW TV, Prime Video and SuperSport.

WI vs AFG Match Toss Prediction

We anticipate the toss winner to bowl first as this is a good batting track to chase.

WI vs AFG Pitch Report

The pitch at Daren Sammy Stadium offers a good batting track which has a lot of runs in it. Any team with a quality batting line-up will be able to chase high targets here. Both pacers and spinners will be able to pick wickets but those will come at the cost of high economy. The average innings score will be around 175-180.

St Lucia Weather Report

The weather report shows a cloudy day in Gros Islet in St Lucia on Monday. The temperature will hover around 29°C and there will be chances of showers.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for West Indies vs Afghanistan, T20 World Cup 2024

West Indies Team News & Playing 11

WI Team News

There are no reports of injuries or replacements so we anticipate the same playing 11 for West Indies.

WI Key Players

  • Sherfane Rutherford – Rutherford is the leading run scorer of the team with 92 runs in 3 matches at a good strike rate of 148.38. He has managed to play well on the tough pitches and we back him for more runs with this confidence.
  • Nicholas Pooran – Nicholas Pooran had a great outing at the IPL 2024 and he has managed to score decent runs on the difficult pitches. He is one of the top power-hitters in this team and we back him for a big knock on this pitch. Pooran has scored 66 runs at a strike rate of 117.
  • Alzarri Joseph – Alzarri Joseph is currently the top wicket takers of the tournament with 8 wickets in 3 matches at an average of 7.37. He took full advantage of the pitches and looked in confident form with his bowling.
  • Akeal Hosein – Akeal Hosein is leading the spin attack for WI along with Motie. Hosein has taken 7 wickets in 3 matches at an impressive average of 5.85 and a strike rate of just 9.4.

WI Team Form

The two time champions look in top form at the home T20 World Cup. They can finish at the top of the table with a win in this match.

West Indies Predicted Playing 11

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

Afghanistan Team News & Playing 11

AFG Team News

Afghanistan has won three back to back matches and we do not anticipate any changes in the playing 11.

AFG Key Players

  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz – Gurbaz is in top form and he is the leading run scorer of the tournament with 167 runs in 3 matches at a strike rate of above 150. He comes to bat at the top order and his form is crucial for the next fixtures of AFG.
  • Gulbadin Naib – After failing to perform well in the first 2 matches, Gulbadin 49 off 36 against PNG and he looked in confident form with his shots. He is getting the opportunity to bat at the top and we expect more runs from him.
  • Rashid Khan – Skipper Rashid Khan has picked 6 wickets in 3 matches at an average of 9. His 4/17 against New Zealand made a huge difference in AFG’s brilliant win. On this turning track, he can pick more wickets. He has a lot of experience bowling to the WI batters.
  • Fazalhaq Farooqi – AFG players are topping the performances this year. Farooqi is the leading wicket taker of the tournament with 12 wickets in 3 matches and his bowling figures in the last 3 matches are – 3/16, 4/17, 5/9. He will be confident and dangerous for any batting line-up.

AFG Team Form

AFG is having one of their best outings in the ICC events. They will be looking forward to finishing at the top of the table by winning this game.

Afghanistan Predicted Playing 11

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

West Indies vs Afghanistan Head to Head

West Indies has the slight edge over Afghanistan in the head to head T20 record with 4 wins out of 7 encounters while the remaining 3 were won by Afghanistan.

WI vs AFG Head to Head Stats in T20s

  Matches Played WI Won AFG Won Tie NR
Overall 7 4 3 0 0

West Indies vs Afghanistan Betting Odds

The bookmakers are backing home team West Indies at 1.50 to win this match. They are on a 3-match winning streak and are more experienced to play at this venue.

Who will win West Indies vs Afghanistan match?

West Indies and Afghanistan will face each other in the final match of the group stage. Both the teams have qualified to the Super 8 round but they will be looking forward to winning this one to prove which was a better team in the group. West Indies will be more confident against Afghanistan due to home advantage and their form. Afghanistan has never been able to defeat the West Indies at their home and we predict another win for West Indies against Afghanistan.

🏆 West Indies vs Afghanistan Prediction

West Indies has the upper hand over Afghanistan in the head to head record at home. WI has won 3 out of 3 T20Is played against Afghanistan at home pitches. Both the teams are in good form with the ball which is how they managed to defeat other teams but Afghanistan’s batting line-up lacks a bit when compared to West Indies batters. With early damage to AFG’s top-order, West Indies can restrict them to a low total and win this game.

West Indies will win against Afghanistan in the Match 40 of T20 World Cup 2024.

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