WI vs AFGH Dream11 Prediction, Preview & Key Players: 1st ODI

WI vs AFGH Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview: 1st ODI

West Indies and Afghanistan will face-off in the First ODI match of Afghanistan v West Indies in India, 2019 at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium, Lucknow. We will provideĀ WI vs AFGH Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview, Key Players and Probable Playing XI for the game.

When and Where:

WI vs AFGH, 1st ODI, Afghanistan v West Indies, 2019
Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium.
02:00 PM, 6th November 2019.

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Venue and Pitch Stats:

Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vachpai International Stadium, Lucknow.
Slightly Sluggish wicket. A typical Indian wicket where Spinners and slow bowlers will get good help.
Average Score: 218

WI vs AFGH Dream11 Prediction

West Indies Team News:

  • Evin Lewis and Shai Hope are expected to open the innings. Lewis is an attacking batsman but can struggle against spin. Hope is among top ODI batsman and is very consistent.
  • Shimron Hetmyer will bat one down. Hetmyer has always been an aggressive batsman but is very inconsistent. He averages just 30
    against WI.
  • N Pooran will bat two down and also do wicket keeping. He is currently in good form and can change the game within a few balls.
  • Kieron Pollard and Roston Chase will handle the middle order.
  • Pollard provides the experience middle order needs along with Chase who will contribute in both batting and bowling.
  • Jason Holder will bat next. He can change the match scenario within a few balls.
  • Rostan Chase, Hayden Walsh Jr and K Pierre will handle the spin section.
  • Jason Holder and S Cottrell will lead the pace attack while R Shepherd will assist them. Shepherd had a very good CPL and also took three wickets in the warm-up game.

Afghanistan Team News:

  • Afgh have declared a 16-member squad for the 3 ODIs against West Indies.
  • They have dropped big names like pace bowlers Dawlat Zadran and Hamid Hassan and batsmen Hashmatullah Shahidi, Noor Ali Zadran and Samiullah Shinwari from the squad.
  • Many Young talents are included in squads mostly based on performances in Afghanistan Domestic League recently.
  • Hazratullah Zazai and Javed Ahmadi will open the innings. Zazai is known for his power-hitting ability but is very inconsistent while Ahmadi has made a comeback after very good Domestic Season. Ahmadi can also bowl.
  • Mr Consistent for Afghanistan Rahmat Shah will bat one down. He is technically firm and always performs at international level but completely failed in the domestic league recently.
  • Former Skipper Asghar Afghan will bat two down. He has shown his attacking ability in Shpageeza league recently and can also bowl few overs.
  • M Nabi and Najib Zadran will hold the middle order. Nabi comes with all of the experience in world cricket while Najib is a young lad who his known for his attacking nature.
  • G Naib and Rashid will do the power-hitting if needed.
  • Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib and Mujeeb Ur Rahman will lead the spin attack.
  • Naveen-ul-Haq and Gulbadin Naib will handle the pace attack. Windies are here in India to play against Afghanistan. They played a warmup game two days ago which they lost where they were bowled out for just 156.
  • Brandon King, Romario Shepherd and Hayden Walsh Jr are some young emerging talents in the team.
  • However, it looks like Brandon King has to wait for his place a bit while the other two can play this game.

WI vs AFGH Squads

WI Squad: Kieron Pollard (C), Shai Hope, Jason Holder, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Alzarri Joseph, Romario Shepherd, Sunil Ambris, Brandon King, Roston Chase, Hayden Walsh Jr., Khary Pierre, Sheldon Cottrell, Keemo Paul.

AFGH Squad: Rashid Khan (c), Mujeeb ur Rahman, Ikram Alikhil, Asghar Afghan, Hazratullah Zazai, Naveen-ul-Haq, Rahmat Shah, Javed Ahmadi, Afsar Zazai, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Ibrahim Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Yamin Ahmadzai.

Probable Playing XI:

WI Probable Playing 11: Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rostan Chase, Kieron Pollard (C), Jason Holder, Sheldon Cottrell, Hayden Walsh Jr, K Pierre, R Shepherd.

AFGH Probable Playing 11:Hazratullah Zazai, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan,Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan(C), Ikram Ali Khilawk), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq.

Key Players WI vs AFGH Dream11 Prediction:

Wicket Keeper:

  • Hope (Opener, best batsman of WI, Averages 56 against Afg, Must have)
  • N Pooran (2 down, very attacking batsman, Must have) Ikram Ali (Lower order, useless in Small league’s)


  • R Shah ( 1 down, best batsman of Afg, Poor form, just 56 runs in 5 games this SPL, 47 in warmup game, Still a Must have a choice)
  • Najibullah Zadran ( Middle-order, very attacking batsman, 100 in SPL recently, 40 runs in warmup game) A Afghan (2 down, technically strong + experienced, 254 runs + 1w this SPL, 33 in warmup game)
  • E Lewis (Opener, very attacking, 166 runs in 5 games against Afg)
  • S Hetmyer ( 1 down, best batsman of Wl but in bad form, averages just 30 against Afg)
  • K Pollard ( Middle order + some Medium pace bowling, 349 runs+ 6 wickets in 12 games this CPL, Red hot form, Must have)
  • J Ahmadi ( Will open + part-time off-spin, Very Good SPL with 351runs)
  • H Zazai ( Opener, very attacking bat, hit or miss, poor recent form)


  • M Nabi ( Off spin + very attacking batsman, Must have)
  • Rashid Khan (Leggie, best ODI bowler in world cricket, 13w in 6 games against WI, Must have)
  • Jason Holder (Middle order + Pacer, 84 +6w in 5 games played against Afg, Must have)
  • G Naib (Lower order + Medium-pacer, will bowl in death overs, 104 + 6w in SPL, Must)
  • H Walsh ( Legbreak, 22 wickets this CPL in just 9 games, will play and must have)


  • Mujeeb (Off spin, mystery bowler, bowls in powerplay, 7w in 3
    games against WI)
  • S Cottrell (Left-arm pacer, wicket-taker, 12w in 8 games in
    CPL2019, Must have in any conditions)
  • S Ashraf ( Slow left-arm + decent batsman, 3w in warmup game)
  • K Pierre (Slow left arm, wicket-taker, 10 wickets in CPL2019)
  • Naveen-ul-Haq (Pacer, will bowl in death, 10w in 7 games this SPL)
  • R Shepherd (Pacer, raw pace, 3w in a warm-up game, 13w in

Captain and VC Choices:

  • Mohammed Nabi
  • Rashid Khan
  • Shai Hope
  • Jason Holder
  • Rahmat Shah
  • Kieron Pollard
  • Shimron Hetmyer
  • Evin Lewis
  • Nicholas Pooran

WI vs AFGH Dream11 Prediction:

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