West Indies is scheduled to tour India to play Afghanistan in three T20s, three ODIs and one-off Test. West Indies Captain Jason Holder will be hoping that the side get back to winning ways after suffering from a clean sweep at the hands of India in the two-match Test series played in the Caribbean.
Veteran all-rounder Kieron Pollard has been named ODI and T20 squad for West Indies for this tour. Rookie opener Brandon King and Leg-spinner Hayden Walsh have earned their maiden call ups to the ODI and T20I squad.
Brandon King certainly proved his credentials as a T20 cricketer after finishing as the leading run-scorer in this year’s Caribbean Premier League. He accumulated 496 runs at a average of 55.11 with a strike rate of 148.94. He also smashed one century and three half-centuries in the competition. It was due to his consistently good performances that Guyana managed to qualify for the finals for the fifth time in the history of the competition.
Leg-spinner Hayden Walsh was the standout bowler in this year’s Caribbean Premier League. The 27-year old finished as the leading wicket-taker in the tournament. Walsh claimed 22 wickets at an average of 12.68 for Barbados Tridents.
Kieron Pollard also produced consistently scores with the bat in this year’s Caribbean Premier League. For limited-overs series, the side will be relying on the likes of Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran to deliver the bulk of the runs.
Shai Hope has been a bankable performer for the side in the limited-overs cricket. For the current year, Hope has accumulated 894 runs in 22 one-day games at an average of 47.05 with a strike rate of 82.39. During this period, Hope has scored two centuries and six half-centuries for West Indies.
Besides Hope, Nicholas Pooran produced impressive performances with the bat for West Indies in 2019 ICC Cricket World played in England and Wales.
In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas and Jason Holder to produce wickets with the new-ball.
In the four T20I matches played between the two teams, West Indies have won three games while Afghanistan’s only win came in 2016 T20 World Cup game played in India.
In limited-overs cricket, Afghanistan have won three games while West Indies have secure two wins. One game has ended in a no-result.
Afghanistan vs West Indies 2019 Schedule
1st T20I–Afghanistan vs West Indies
Tuesday, 5th November, 2019, at 01:00 GMT
2nd T20I – Afghanistan vs West Indies
Thursday, 7th November, 2019, at 01:00 GMT
3rd T20I – Afghanistan vs West Indies
Saturday, 9th November , 2019, at 01:00 GMT
1st ODI –Afghanistan West Indies
Wednesday, 13th November, 2019, at 07:30 GMT
2nd ODI –Afghanistan vs West Indies
Saturday, 16th November, 2019, at 07:30 GMT
3rd ODI– Afghanistan vs West Indies
Monday, 18th November, 2019, at 07:30 GMT
One-off Test- Afghanistan vs West Indies
Wednesday, 27th November , 2019, at 04:30 GMT