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Well, the first ODI was a bit of a blast from the past, wasn’t it?

The run rate, hovering around four, was a bit of a reminder of how ODIs often were. However, another important reminder is that Afghanistan have lost 10 ODIs in a row, dating back to the World Cup. Going back a little further, they have won just three of their past 16. For a talented side, the response is needed now with this series on the line.

Indeed, from the moment Ikram Alikhil displayed his inexperience, West Indies were in total control. Keeping things tight with both bat and ball, the Windies handled the tricky challenge very well. They kept both Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi wicketless, and a series win awaits if they can deliver similar results in the second ODI.

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Key to an Afghanistan win

Rahmat Shah and Ikram Alikhil wowed us with some brilliant strokeplay. However, their dismissals, along with the loose dismissals of other Afghanistan batsmen, highlights the need for balance in their batting approach. They have reached 250 only once in their past 10 games, so can the top order set a good platform, this time with the middle order avoiding a collapse?

Also, can Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi get in the wickets? With no wickets and a poor dismissal, Nabi had a game to forget, contributing to Afghanistan’s defeat. If bowling first, Afghanistan will be after dot ball pressure. If bowling second, Afghanistan need a better total to defend, of which dot ball pressure can become very effective.

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Key to a West Indies win

With Shai Hope focused on accumulating, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer and Roston Chase have important roles to play. It was Chase who gave the innings impetus after the loss of two early wickets, and if he can do so again, along with the strokemakers having their impact, the Windies might have too many runs for Afghanistan.

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Also, it was a fine bowling and fielding performance by West Indies. Justifying captain Pollard’s decision to bowl first, the bowlers kept the pressure on, backed up by taking their chances in the field. The challenge will be to repeat the effort against an Afghanistan side looking to arrest the slide.

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Possible Playing 11

Afghanistan have a decision to make regarding their opening combination.

Afghanistan: 1. Hazratullah Zazai, 2. Javed Ahmadi/Ibrahim Zadran, 3. Rahmat Shah, 4. Ikram Alikhil (wk), 5. Najibullah Zadran, 6. Asghar Afghan, 7. Mohammad Nabi, 8. Gulbadin Naib, 9. Rashid Khan (c), 10. Naveen-ul-Haq, 11. Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Alzarri Joseph was expensive last game. So, if the Windies do make a change, it could be for him.

West Indies: 1. Evin Lewis, 2. Shai Hope (wk), 3. Shimron Hetmyer, 4. Nicholas Pooran, 5. Roston Chase, 6. Kieron Pollard (c), 7. Jason Holder, 8. Romario Shepherd, 9. Sheldon Cottrell, 10. Alzarri Joseph/Kharry Pierre, 11. Hayden Walsh Jr

Pitch and Conditions

Another warm, hazy day is forecast for Lucknow. The pitch was on the slow side in the first ODI, and similar can be expected for the second match.

Stats and Facts

  • Afghanistan have lost their last 10 ODIs, scoring at least 250 on only one occasion.
  • Head-to-head record between the teams: three wins each, with one no-result.
  • Rashid Khan has taken only three wickets at an average of 130 and an economy of 5.90 in his last seven ODIs.
  • Interesting stat: Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi have more ODI wickets between them than the entire West Indies squad combined.

Dream11 Prediction

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Option 1:

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Match Prediction

Afghanistan have proven to be a difficult opponent in subcontinent conditions. However, their poor run of results makes this a difficult game to pick.

Given that the Windies edge Afghanistan out on the batting front, the Windies could take this one out in a close match.

Thanks for reading!

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Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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