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WI vs AFG: ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Match 40: 5 Players To Watch Out For

WI vs AFG: ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Match 40: 5 Players To Watch Out For
WI vs AFG: ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Match 40: 5 Players To Watch Out For Image: Cricfit

Group C’s Super 8-bound West Indies and Afghanistan square off in match 40 of the T20 World Cup 2024 on Monday, June 17, at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, St. Lucia.

The West Indies are gradually settling into their routine after a spirited victory over Papua New Guinea to kick things off. To secure a Super 8 berth, Rovman Powell’s team easily defeated both Uganda and New Zealand in their subsequent matches.

Afghanistan, however, has thus far had a perfect campaign. The Caribbean pitches are providing favorable circumstances for Rashid Khan and company. The only thing on the line in the last Group C matchup—both teams have advanced to the Super Eights—is momentum.

WI vs AFG: Top 5 Players to Watch Out For:

Rahmanullah Gurbaz:

Rahmanullah Gurbaz: Rising Star of Afghanistan Cricket

The Afghan wicketkeeper-batter is now the competition’s top run scorer, having hammered 167 runs at a strike rate of 154.63 and 55.67 over three innings. His previous performance against the West Indies was strong, averaging 31.33. His ability to produce strong beginnings makes him a vital member of Afghanistan’s team. Given his present form and impact, Gurbaz will be a smart top option for this match because he might contribute significantly at the bat and improve his team’s chances of winning.

Rashid Khan:

Recovering Rashid Khan included in Afghanistan team for India T20Is |  Crickit

The Afghan captain, Rashid Khan, looked quite well during the most recent game. If he continues to perform at this level against the West Indies, he could be a wise player. His exceptional bat and ball skills make him a priceless asset for Afghanistan. Rashid’s versatility and ability to have multiple effects on the game make him a great choice for this matchup. Expect him to have a significant impact and perhaps motivate his squad to achieve another outstanding performance.

Fazalhaq Farooqi:

Fazalhaq Farooqi (@fazalhaqfarooqi) • Instagram photos and videos

Afghan left-arm bowler Fazalhaq Farooqi has been particularly productive with the ball in this competition. He has consistently claimed wickets with the new ball during the two games. Due to the wicket’s beneficial effects on the new ball in bowlers, Farooqi has a high chance of finishing among the players with the most points throughout the match. He can change Afghanistan by seizing the opportunity and moving quickly, so keeping a careful eye on him is critical.

Andre Russell:

Andre Russell stars with both bat and ball in series opener against England  as West Indies take 1-0 lead - Eurosport

An all-around player who is consistently in the game is an ace. Russell has a strike percentage of 178.78 and has scored 59 runs in three innings during the current World Cup. He’s only had one dismissal. At a 13.25 average, Russell has also captured four wickets. The large West Indian player is in excellent form and ought to be in your starting lineup.

Alzarri Joseph:

Alzarri Joseph: The fast bowler's journey and IPL debut

In the ongoing showcase T20 World Cup event, the right-arm bowler is leading the West Indies in wicket-taking. In three innings, he’s claimed eight wickets at a 7.37 average. Joseph claimed four wickets in the contest against New Zealand earlier. He has never taken fewer than two wickets in a game in this event.

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