It was a complete shocker when fans came to know that Windies are out the World Cup and have to play the qualifiers to get into the main event. The 2-time World T20 champions did all the justice to the qualifiers by winning all their group games. Now, as we move ahead for the super six round, the first match would be one of the biggest-ever when it comes to the qualifiers as Afghanistan are set to take Windies in the super six opener. Let’s have a look at the strengths of the both the sides:
Gayle-Lewis Combo – If these 2 limited-over giants are at their peak, you won’t be spared for sure. They are having a wonderful tournament till date and would be looking to conquer this game as well.
Samuels magic continues – Marlon Samuels has been a top-class middle-order batsman for Windies for a long time now. His sensible batting even today is a big boost for the Caribbean side.
Lost to Afghanistan in the 2016 World T20 – Though Windies won the 2016 World T20 effortlessly, they only lost a single game and that too against Afghanistan. It was a heart-breaking defeat and Caribbean side won’t forget that moment.
Afghanistan were hot-favourites to rule this tournament but they lost their first 3 games and left the cricketing world shocked. However, they won their encounter against Nepal that helped him make the super six group. Scenes are not looking good as far as their performance is concerned. Here are their strengths:
Spinning giants – They are known for their quality spinners and to win this crucial encounter, their spinners have to contribute.
Good record against Windies – They always had an upper hand against Windies in the past and their confidence would be up while playing against Holder’s army
Cricwizz Prediction – Windies are in a great form but Afghanistan are yet to play their best cricket for sure. It’s a 50-50 for us! Vote for your choice:
Who will win?
- Afghanistan (85%, 141 Votes)
- Windies (15%, 24 Votes)
Total Voters: 165
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