Afghanistan vs West Indies, 2nd ODI look to wrap series

West Indies will hope to set up a highly enhanced execution and level the arrangement, though Afghanistan will hope to wrap up the arrangement and enroll notable win in the Caribbean.

In the wake of pulling off a 3-0 whitewash in the Twenty20 International (T20I) arrangement, West Indies were relied upon to come hard at Afghanistan in the ODIs too. All things considered, the force and the home conditions were close by. However, an energetic Afghanistan side at long last appeared on the visit and completely beat the hosts by 63 keeps running in a low-scoring undertaking to go 1-0 up in the three-coordinate arrangement. Playing in conditions that suited their image of cricket, Afghanistan flattened the hosts by setting up a fine show of turn knocking down some pins: West Indies were rocked the bowling alley out for 149 in quest for 213.

The central planner of their win was — there is no prize for speculating — the immense Rashid Khan. The high school leg-spinner has been ascending in stature with each excursion. In the wake of going after batsmen from Associate Nations for long, Rashid upgraded his notoriety when he scalped the enormous fishes in IPL 10 playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad. He conveyed his shape to the Caribbean Islands. After shockingly going calm in the T20Is, he at long last demonstrated his class by going through the hapless West Indies batting and coming back with figures of 7 for 18 that earned him the fourth best rocking the bowling alley figures ever in ODIs. He was likewise the most youthful to take a 7-for in ODIs.

Aside from Rashid, Javed Ahmadi (81), Mohammad Nabi (27*) and Gulbadin Naib (41*) were additionally instrumental in Afghanistan’s win.

West Indies will hope to set up a greatly enhanced execution and level the arrangement. They got the group choice wrong in the primary diversion, where they played four seamers on a moderate, low track. Afghanistan, then again, read the conditions better. They unleashed their turn troika on the hosts. Alzarri Joseph, the second-most costly bowler after captain Jason Holder, may clear a path for Devendra Bishoo in the playing XI.

With Holder batting at No. 7, West Indies require their top-and center requests to bat all the more dependably. The batsmen need to make sense of approaches to counter turn. They were vexed by Shadab Khan when Pakistan visited West Indies some time back. In the event that their batsmen don’t think of a methodology to counter turn, Rashid and co. may well simply have another great day at work.

Afghanistan will get a kick out of the chance to adhere to the triumphant blend. More will be normal from captain Asghar Stanikzai, who has scores of 4, 5, 9, 13 and 2 on this trek up until now. His poor shape has harmed the side and he himself would need to return to the scoring routes in the second ODI. A win here would be noteworthy, as it will seal the lady arrangement for Afghanistan in the Caribbean, in just their first excursion. Rashid, as usual, will be the X-consider.

The surface for the primary ODI was low, ease back and helpful for turn playing. The second match will be played at a similar setting. In the event that a similar surface is utilized, another low-scoring issue is on the cards. There is no way of rain and we are relied upon to get a full diversion.

Updated: June 11, 2017 — 11:14 pm

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