West Indies vs Afghanistan is the clash of spirit vs power. West Indies have a batting line up that can clear the stands with ease against any bowling unit at any given time in the match. They bat deep into their line up and from Chris Gayle to Sammy are a formidable batting unit. Their bowling line has performed very well too with Russel, Benn, Gayle and Sammy all among wickets.
Afghanistan on the other hand have been no less than sensational in their performances against top teams. They have a very high percentage of wins in t20 internationals and have a knack of doing upsets. The only thing that goes against them is their lack of experience. In their last game, they lost the match from a winning position. After removing English top order very quickly, they were unable to capitalise on that and let the match slip away.
Afghanistan and West Indies are both such teams who can turn any game on its head on a given day. Players to watch out would be Shehzad, the dynamic opening wicket keeper batsman. He not only is very animated on the field but can also hit them out of the park.
Afghanistan would like to bank on him to provide them with a fiery start at the top of the order. Although Chris Gayle is always the talking point from Afghanistan, however Fletcher is the player to watch out for in this game. He has been very sensible with his shot selection in this world t20. He has performed well in many crunch situations and was phenominal in their run chase.
Both Afghanistan and West Indies would like to put this game into the bag. West Indies, as a matter of pride and Afghanistan, to show the world that they are not a bunch of hitters but can do it at the big stage.