The lowest rank holders of points table in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Afghanistan and West Indies, will take on each other today (July 4) at Headingley, Leeds in match 42 of CWC 2019 tournament. Both the teams are playing their last match of the tournament, as Afghanistan and West Indies are already out of the semi-finals. While Afghanistan is winless so far, West Indies bagged only one victory which came against Pakistan. Afghanistan vs West Indies Cricket Score 42th ODI Match
Gulbadin Naib-led Afghan side has failed to clinch victory in their previous eight matches of CWC 2019, despite reaching too close to be on the winning side in few matches. On the other hand, West Indies started their journey with a stunning triumph over Pakistan by seven wickets but later failed to win the next of the seven matches. Jason Holder-led side played magnificently in few matches, but luck wasn’t on their side and they eventually ended on the losing side. AFG vs WI, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Rashid Khan vs Chris Gayle and Other Exciting Mini Battles to Watch Out for at Headingley Ground.
As both the teams play their last match of the tournament, here is a look at their previous five encounters in ODIs. Interestingly, Afghan has an upper hand when we take last five ODI clashes of Afghanistan vs West Indies into consideration.
Afghanistan vs West Indies– 25th March 2018 – Harare Sports Club, Harare - Afghanistan won by 7 wickets
This was the final match of ICC World Cup 2019 qualifiers. Afghanistan won the match by 7 wickets, however, both the teams made their way to ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Restricting West indies to just 204/10 in 46.5 overs, Afghan claimed the victory with half-centuries by Mohammad Shahzad (84) and Rahmat Shah (51).
Afghanistan vs West Indies– 27th February 2018 – Harare Sports Club, Harare - Afghanistan won by 29 runs
This the was a warm-up game during ICC World Cup Qualifiers and Afghan outclassed West Indies by 29 runs in the match. The Asian team batted first to put 163/9 in 35 overs in the match which was affected by rain. In response, West Indies were all-out for 110 to a tough bowling attack by Afghan players, as the latter bagged victory by 29 runs through DLS method.
Afghanistan vs West Indies– 14th June 2018 – Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia - Match abandoned without a ball being bowled
The match was the third and the final match of 3-match ODI series between both the countries. However, it was affected by heavy rains and finally abandoned. The series tied 1-1.
Afghanistan vs West Indies– 11th June 2018 – Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia- West Indies won by 4 wickets
This was the 2nd ODI of Afghanistan's tour of West Indies. The match was won by West Indies by 4 wickets after wicket-keeper Shai Hope scored unbeaten 48 to successfully chase down the 136-run target set by Afghanistan in first innings.
Afghanistan vs West Indies– 9th June 2018 – Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia- Afghanistan won by 63 runs
This was a great start to Asghar Afghan-led team, who defeated West Indies in the 1st ODI of the tour. The Asian nation defeated the Caribbean side by 63 runs, after scoring 212/6 in their 50 overs batting first. WI could only reach 149/10 in 44.4 overs, with none of their batsmen even scoring a fifty.
Afghanistan vs West Indies, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match 41 Video Preview
Today in the ICC CWC 2019 clash between both the teams, Afghanistan will look to keep their dominance on West Indies like that of World Cup 2019 qualifiers. On the other hand, the men in maroon will look to win their final match after a disappointing journey in the ongoing CWC 2019.