NAGPUR: The West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl in their World Twenty20 group stage match against Afghanistan in the Indian city of Nagpur on Sunday. Skipper Darren Sammy said he was resting explosive opener Chris Gayle, instead bringing in Evin Lewis, but warned “we are not going to take our foot...
Skipper Darren Sammy said he was resting explosive opener Chris Gayle, instead bringing in Evin Lewis, but warned “we are not going to take our foot off the gas”.
The Windies have already qualified for the semi-finals with three straight wins in the tournament — including a nervy last victory against South Africa on Friday.
Afghanistan are seeking to sign off from the tournament with an upset victory, after three straight losses.
Afghanistan have won new admirers in India with their aggressive and carefree brand of cricket that has caused some anxious moments for their opponents.
West Indies: Darren Sammy (captain), Johnson Charles, Evin Lewis, Marlon Samuels, Andre Fletcher, Dwayne Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Carlos Braithwaite, Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn
Afghanistan: Asghar Stanikzai (captain), Mohammad Shahzad, Usman Ghani, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Samiullah Shenwari, Shapoor Zadran, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Rashid Khan, Amir Hamza, Hamid Hassan
Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK), Bruce Oxenford (AUS)
TV umpire: Richard Kettleborough (ENG)
Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG)
Reserve umpire: Ian Gould (ENG)