West Indies vs. Afghanistan: ICC World Cup Match 42 Preview
West Indies vs. Afghanistan: ICC World Cup Match 42 Preview

Afghanistan and West Indies will play their last game of the World Cup 2019 when they face each other on Thursday. Afghanistan have lost all eight games in the tournament so far, while Windies have one win and are placed just one spot ahead of the Asian side. Afghanistan have looked below par in the edition, with the players unable to gel together as a unit. West Indies, on the other hand, have shown flashes of their best and are the favourites to win. 

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Wicket-keeper: Nicholas Pooran (9 credits)

Nicholas Pooran starred against Sri Lanka in the last game as he smashed 118 from 103 balls to help West Indies reach close to the target of 338. He is one of the most talented players to emerge from the Windies camp in the recent past, and with Shai Hope not faring as per expectations, Pooran seems the best choice in this department. 

Batsman: Chris Gayle (9.5 credits) 

This will be Gayle's last game in a World Cup and he will be eager to bow out on a high note. The left-hander has scored two fifties in the edition but has not been consistent, often getting troubled by the pacers who cramp him up for room. However, against an inconsistent bowling attack, Gayle will be be fancying his chances.

All-rounder: Mohammad Nabi (9 credits) 

Mohammad Nabi has been the brightest star to emerge from Afghanistan's winless campaign in the World Cup. He has done well in both departments,

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