West Indies win toss, opt to bat against Afghanistan

West Indies win toss, opt to bat against Afghanistan

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Leeds, Jul 4: West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and opted to bat against Afghanistan in the World Cup match here at Headingley on Thursday.

West Indies made two changes in their team as Evin Lewis and Kemar Roach came in place of Sunil Ambris and Shannon Gabriel.

Meanwhile, Afghanistan also made two changes in their team as Dawlat Zadran and Shirzad replaced Hamid Hassan and Shahidi respectively for this match.

Both teams are out of contention for the semi-finals and will play for the pride. Afghanistan who are sitting at the bottom of the points table will look to end their campaign with a win as they are yet to taste a victory in the tournament.

Playing his last game for West Indies in ICC World Cup, Chris Gayle will look to finish things in style. If he scores 47 runs in this match, he will surpass another legend Brian Lara for the most World Cup runs for the West Indies.

Playing XI
West Indies- Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach

Afghanistan- Rahmat Shah, Gulbadin Naib(c), Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shinwari, Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Ali Khil(w), Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Sayed Shirzad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman  (UNI)