Date & Time: Monday, November 11, 14:00 IST
Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium, Lucknow, India
Can Afghanistan avoid the clean sweep?
Afghanistan certainly does not seem to be the same team they were before the World Cup. They have lost 11 ODIs in a row now. One of the reasons for their poor show is their key spinners have not been that effective compared to the T20s where they are the world’s best. On the other hand, the two victories are certainly a relief booster for the West Indies who have been under the radar in the format for some time. The third ODI presents them with a unique opportunity to completely dominate Afghanistan.
Both sides are likely to tinker with the playing XI considering how the series has panned out.
The surface at Lucknow has posted enough in the first two games where everyone had their say. So expect the same for the final ODI as well.
After a mediocre performance this year leading into the series, he has turned the tide around with back to back half-centuries in the series. He has used his strength to play spin to a great effort which resulted in good starts in the two matches for the Windes. He has a PPM of 75 and an MDTA of 1 in the series.
He is the only batsman from Afghan who has fought well in both the matches. He is the second-highest point scorer in the series for Afghanistan. In the third, his performance will be crucial for his side which is not known for their batting powers.
He has outsmarted the Afghan spinners in the series with his off-breaks. He has chipped in with wickets in the middle order which has turned out to be one of the reasons for the Windes’ dominance. Adding to it, he also played a vital part when it comes to batting. He is the highest point scorer in the series so far with an impressive PPM of 132.
Spinners may not have been at their best for Afghanistan but the young pacer has filled the void to some extent. He is the highest point scorer for the side in the series. He has a PPM of 62 and an MDTA of 1 in the series which makes him a worthy pick to consider in the Dream11 cricket team.