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Unbeaten West Indies Face Afghanistan in Group C T20 World Cup Clash

June 17, 2024
West Indies Face Afghanistan

The group stage of the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup concludes with a mouthwatering clash between two undefeated teams: the West Indies and Afghanistan. The match takes place on Tuesday, June 18th, 2024, at 6:15 AM Nepal Time at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in St Lucia.

Both sides have already secured their spots in the Super 8s, but this match serves as a crucial opportunity to refine strategies before the knockout stage.

Match Details:

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  • Match: West Indies vs Afghanistan
  • Tournament: ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 (Group C)
  • Venue: Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
  • Date: Tuesday, June 18th, 2024
  • Time: 6:15 AM Nepal Time

West Indies Look to Address Batting Concerns

The Windies haven’t had everything their way despite their unbeaten record. While players like Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran, Sherfane Rutherford, and Andre Russell have shouldered the batting burden, the team is looking to overcome Rovman Powell’s recent lack of form. Their bowling attack, led by Alzarri Joseph and supported by a spin trio of Akeal Hosein, Gudakesh Motie, and the all-rounders, has been a bright spot.

Afghanistan Aim to Maintain Momentum

Afghanistan, riding high after their impressive showing in the last global event, looks like genuine contenders this time around. Their opening partnership of Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran has been particularly effective, with Gurbaz leading the charge. While there were initial concerns about the middle order, players like Gulbadin Naib, Azmatullah Omarzai, and Mohammad Nabi provided valuable contributions during their chase against Papua New Guinea.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s injury forced a change in Afghanistan’s strategy. They opted for batting depth by including Hazratullah Zazai as his replacement, showcasing their adaptability. Fazalhaq Farooqi has been the standout bowler, leading the team’s wicket-taking charts. Despite Mujeeb’s absence, the spin attack remains potent with Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmad ready to take center stage.

A Battle to Gain Momentum

Both teams enter this clash to iron out any remaining wrinkles and build momentum for the Super 8s. It promises to be a thrilling encounter, with fans eager to see who emerges victorious.

Bishal Adhikari

Bishal Adhikari is a Cricket news Writer here at The Ditible. He Also covers news on Sportewave.com and has been following Cricket of Nepal for a long period of Time.

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