Afghanistan vs West Indies, 2019: 3-match ODI series – Statistical Preview

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the 3-match ODI series between Afghanistan and West Indies in Lucknow.

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

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West Indies will spend the remainder of 2019 in India as they face Afghanistan across all three formats before clashing the home team India in the limited-overs. Their tour will start with a 3-match ODI series against the Afghans on Wednesday. This will be Afghanistan’s first assignment in the ODI format since their debacle in the recent World Cup. On the other hand, West Indies have not played any International game in the last two months since hosting India.

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the 3-match ODI series between Afghanistan and West Indies in Lucknow:

1 – The only bilateral ODI series played between Afghanistan and West Indies so far turned out to be a drawn series. Afghanistan faced the Windies team in a 3-match ODI series during their Caribbean tour in 2017. The Afghans won the first ODI while the hosts levelled the series before the last game ended without a result.

3-2 – Afghanistan leads the head to head record in the ODI format against West Indies by 3-2. However, the recent most meeting was won by the West Indies team during the 2019 CWC by a 23-run margin.

3 – Rahmat Shah has scored a fifty in each of his last three ODI innings against the West Indies. In overall, Rahmat aggregated 199 runs against the Windies across five ODI innings at an average of 39.8.

9 – Afghanistan last featured in ODI format during the World Cup this year which concluded in July. The Afghan team lost all the nine matches they played in that tournament. Prior to this streak, Afghanistan never lost more than four successive ODI games.

13Rashid Khan has taken 13 wickets in five ODI innings against the West Indies team at an average of 13 and a strike rate of 22. The 13 wickets include Rashid’s career-best bowling of 7/18 in 2017.

56.5 – Shai Hope has a batting average of 56.5 in the ODI format against Afghanistan. Hope has scored 226 runs across five ODI innings against the Afghans till date. He crossed the 20-run mark in all the five innings and recorded the best score of 77 during the CWC19 match.

799 – Asghar Afghan and Rahmat Shah collectively scored 799 runs in the 10 ODIs they played in India. Afghan amassed 427 runs at an average of 53.37 while Rahmat scored 371 runs at 41.22 across 10 innings. Both the batsmen struck three fifties and a hundred in those 10 matches.

2014 – The last instance of Windies winning an ODI series/tournament was way back in 2014 against Bangladesh at home. Since then, the Windies featured in 21 ODI series/tournaments out of which 15 were bilateral series. Windies lost 13 of those 15 bilateral series while the 3-match series against Afghanistan in 2017 and the 5-match series against England earlier this year ended in a draw.

2016 – Kieron Pollard will feature in an ODI for the first time since October 2016 where he played against Pakistan during a 3-match ODI series in UAE. Pollard will be leading West Indies in limited-overs on this tour. He captained only twice in International cricket thus far – During the Tri-Nation ODI series in 2013 at home which included India and Sri Lanka as other two sides.

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