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- Event: West Indies vs Afghanistan ODI Series
- Match: 3rd ODI
- Teams: West Indies vs Afghanistan
- Time: 14:30 local time | 18:30 GMT
- Venue: Gros Islet, St Lucia
Afghanistan vs West Indies 3rd ODI Match Preview 2017
West Indies closely defied the odds in the last game and managed to clinch a close win to level the series against Afghanistan. Their bowlers did a great job but the batsmen looked shaky before Shai Hope hung around to make sure that his side gets over the line. Well, with series leveled 1-1, West Indies will now be focusing on the next game and grab a series win by securing one last victory against a bowling line that has been causing problems for them.
Our prediction for this game is that West Indies will win again but they will have a tough competition from Afghanistan. Also, the key to victory here lies in the fact that they will have to restrict Afghanistan under 200 once again. If they fail to do that, you never know what comes next with Rashid Khan already bowling at his lifetime’s best.
Afghanistan will be expecting to end their batting woes as they take on the home side in their last match of the tour. The key for them is to play attacking cricket and their batsmen are quite capable of doing that. Obviously, you can’t defend for 50 overs and with modern style of cricket changing greatly, you need to score around 300 to set a winning total against any side. Afghanistan might like bring in Usman Ghani at the top to give themselves a chance in the next game. Besides, they’ll expect Samiullah Shenwari and Asghar Stanikzai to play more responsible and attacking cricket in the next match.
In the bowling department, they will again be relying heavily on Rashid Khan and if he pulls off yet another amazing bowling spell then, who knows, Afghanistan might create history by recording their first series win against a full-member side. Gulbadin Naib has also bowled well in both the games picking up 3 wickets in two matches. Besides, they will expect Dawlat Zadran to pick wickets up front.
West Indian batsmen still find it hard to face the young leggie from Afghanistan. Even in the 2nd ODI 3 of their batsmen lost their wicket to him including well-settled Evin Lewis. Roston Chase, who is known to be the best player of spin in West Indian batting lineup, is also struggling quite a lot against him. So, we’d say it’s a simple script for the West Indian batsmen ahead of the next game. Just maneuver against the leg-spinner and find a way to see him off and things will be pretty straight forward for them in the last ODI. They will, however, expect another match winning knock from Shai Hope who scored 48 in the last game and finished the match for West Indies.
On the bowling front, they will be depending on Shannon Gabriel and Ashley Nurse who have picked 7 wickets between them in 2 matches. They have been economical at the same time as well. Jason Holder bowled well in the last game too picking up 2 for 38 in his 9 overs and can play a crucial game in the 3rd and final ODI of the series.