Afghanistan vs West Indies, 2019: 3rd T20I – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Afghanistan vs West Indies, 2019: 3rd T20I – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Karim Janat was great with the ball and the bat in the 2nd T20I and must be a part of your team.

Afghanistan and West Indies
Afghanistan and West Indies. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 2nd T20I 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 07:00 PM local time (07:00 PM IST) (1:30 PM GMT). It will be live on Star Sports. Live streaming will be available on Hotstar.

Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

As a part of a brilliant effort, Afghanistan managed to stun West Indies for the first time on this ongoing tour. An all-round performance from Karim Janat ripped apart the Caribbean team and helped the hosts level the series. After the whitewash in the ODI series, this is Afghanistan’s first victory in the last few days against the West Indies.

Thus, the series, which seemed all one-sided till now has become alive all of a sudden. Rashid Khan and his men will want to go for the kill once again when they take the field for the third and final game. However, expect the West Indies to give a tough competition. It should be an exciting game and fans of both the teams will have their fingers crossed.

Weather Report

When the game starts at around 7 PM, the temperature is predicted to be 23C. It will cool down slightly as the night progresses and the humidity levels will increase. There isn’t any chance of rain.

Pitch Condition/Report:

It is a very good pitch for the batsmen at the Ekana Cricket Stadium. There is some assistance on offer for the spinners and medium pacers. Runs tend to flow here if there is pace on the ball. Batting first seems to be a better option here at this venue.

Average first innings score: 168.66 (Three T20Is played at the Ekana Cricket Stadium)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 3, Tied – 0

Injury and Availability News:

Nicholas Pooran will not be available due to ongoing suspension.

Probable Playing XIs:


Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Karim Janat, Asghar Afghan, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan (c), Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Bench: Javed Ahmadi, Fareed Malik, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Sayed Shirzad, Yamin Ahmadzai.

West Indies

Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Sherfane Rutherford, Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Hayden Walsh Jr, Sheldon Cottrell, Kesrick Williams.

Bench: Alzarri Joseph, Fabian Allen, Khary Pierre, Lendl Simmons.

Top Picks:

From the batsmen category, you should have Evin Lewis and Hazratullah Zazai. Kieron Pollard and Jason Holder are a must in your Dream11 Fantasy team. From the bowler’s category, Kesrick Williams is a must in your team.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Kieron Pollard, Evin Lewis, Kesrick Williams

Vice-Captain Options – Jason Holder, Hazratullah Zazai, Brandon King

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Denesh Ramdin

Batters – Najibullah Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai (vc), Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer

All-Rounders – Karim Janat, Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder

Bowlers – Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Kesrick Williams

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Denesh Ramdin

Batters – Asghar Afghan, Hazratullah Zazai, Evin Lewis (c), Brandon King

All-Rounders – Karim Janat, Kieron Pollard, Jason Holder (vc)

Bowlers – Naveen-ul-Haq, Sheldon Cottrell, Kesrick Williams


Expert Advice:

Rahmanullah Gurbaz might open the innings for Afghanistan but he hasn’t been able to make an impact. Thus, it is better to go with Denesh Ramdin in both your Dream11 Fantasy teams.

Probable Winners:

West Indies is predicted 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.