Match Details

Date: June 18, 2024

Time: 6:00 AM IST

Venue: Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia

Live ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger

Match Preview:

After qualifying from Group C for the Super 8 stage, Afghanistan and West Indies will lock horns in a thrilling clash in  Gros Islet, St Lucia. Both teams have been undefeated throughout the tournament and registered incredible victories through the Group Stage. Before this match, the Windies took down New Zealand in an entertaining encounter while the Afghans beat Papua New Guinea to seal Super 8s qualification.

Weather Report for June 18, 2024

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Pitch Report:

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The West Indies after being considered an underdog at the start of the tournament were quick to brush off that tag and dominated through the group stage. The Windies batting has fired incredibly well with various players stepping up to score vital runs. On the bowling front, West Indies have depended on their left-arm spinning duo of Akeal Hosein and Gudakesh Motie, who have run riot with their stunning spells across various formats.

On the other hand, Afghanistan has also had a brilliant campaign which will be topped by their demolition of New Zealand. The Afghans have dominated the tournament in each aspect. Their batting has been led by wicketkeeper Rahmanullah Gurbaz, the highest run-scorer of the World Cup. In the bowling department, Fazalhaq Farooqi has decimated opposition batters and has been the highest wicket-taker in the tournament. But their biggest strength will be their spin attack comprising stars like Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad and  Mohammad Nabi.

Key Players

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Author’s Picks

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Probable XIs

West Indies

Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Roston Chase, Rovman Powell (c), Sherfane Rutherford, Andre Russell, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie


Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan (c), Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Fantasy Teams

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Best 14

Wicketkeepers: Nicholas Pooran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Batters: Ibrahim Zadran, Brandon King, Sherfane Rutherford

All-Rounders: Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Andre Russell

Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Fazalhaq Farooqi

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