Afghanistan vs West Indies, 2019: 2nd ODI – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Although he went wicketless in the first game, Rashid Khan still remains Afghanistan’s best bet with the ball.

Keiron Polard and Rashid Khan
Keiron Polard and Rashid Khan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 2nd ODI of the three-match series between Afghanistan and West Indies will be played at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow

The match starts at 2:00 PM local time & IST (8:30 AM GMT). It will be live on Star Sports. Live streaming will be available on Hotstar.


Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

With the series up for the grabs, West Indies face hosts, Afghanistan in the second ODI in Lucknow. While the first match was deemed to be a battle of the equals prior to the game, the visitors dismantled the Afghans as Roston Chase put in a fine all-round performance to give West Indies the lead in the series. Heading into this ODI, both teams would be eyeing a win with the series on the line.

Although they didn’t give much of a fight with the ball, Afghanistan did have a few bright spots with Ikram Ali Khil and Rahmat Shah stitching a century stand in the middle overs. Much is expected from Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan, whose franchise cricket experience is key against Kieron Pollard and his men. Although West Indies will fancy its chances once again, Afghanistan has a knack of pulling an upset and it should be an exciting contest.

Weather Condition/Report:

Although there isn’t any threat of rain on Saturday, a few clouds are set to make an appearance. A cloud cover of 31%, according to AccuWeather, is expected while humidity will increase as the game progresses. The temperature will hover around 28 degrees Celsius, resulting in a clear day for a game of cricket in Lucknow.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Spin is expected to play a huge part in the proceedings with the likes of Roston Chase and Mujeeb ur Rahman able to extract turn in the previous game. Nevertheless, a decent batting track should be on offer with dew expected to play its part in the evening as well. With the pitch expected to slow down as the game progresses, the team winning the toss is expected to bat first.

Average first innings score:  194 (Only ODI played here)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 0

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be shared when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs for Dream11 Fantasy


Javed Ahmadi, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Ikram Ali Khil (WK), Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran,  Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan (C), Gulbadin Naib, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Yamin Ahmadzai

Bench: Karim Janat, Afsar Zazai, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Ibrahim Zadran

West Indies:

Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (C), Jason Holder,  Hayden Walsh,  Keemo Paul, Romario Shepherd, Sheldon Cottrell

Bench: Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Khary Pierre, Sunil Ambris

Top Picks:

Shai Hope’s return to international cricket was a sweet one as he took West Indies home through a tricky chase of 194. With the West Indian keeper’s form being good in the subcontinent, he guarantees runs on a tough wicket. Considering his ability to play spin well, Shimron Hetmyer is another worth-while candidate who even scored a hundred against the likes of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal last year.

Although he went wicketless in the first game, Rashid Khan still remains Afghanistan’s best bet with the ball. With his ability to tonk a few as well in the death overs, he is a valuable asset to any fantasy team. Pick these players in your Dream11 Fantasy team.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Shai Hope, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan

Vice-Captain – Shimron Hetmyer, Asghar Afghan, Sheldon Cottrell

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues for Dream11 Fantasy:

Keeper – Shai Hope (C), Ikram Ali Khil

Batsmen – Shimron Hetmyer, Asghar Afghan, Rahmat Shah

All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi, Roston Chase, Rashid Khan (VC)

Bowlers – Sheldon Cottrell, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Romario Shepherd

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues for Dream11 Fantasy:

Keeper – Shai Hope, Nicolas Pooran

Batsmen – Shimron Hetmyer (VC), Rahmat Shah, Javed Ahmadi

All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi (C), Rashid Khan, Jason Holder

Bowlers – Mujeeb ur Rahman, Sheldon Cottrell, Naveen-ul-Haq


Expert Advice:

With the pitch being helpful to the spinners, spin-bowling all-rounders are the order of the day with Roston Chase and Mohammad Nabi being dependable picks in this game. Picking these players in your Dream11 Fantasy side would earn you more points.

Probable Winners:

Afghanistan is expected to win this match.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.