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Headingley Pitch Report: Afghanistan, West Indies Prepare to Grind on Sporting Deck

Cricketnext Staff |July 4, 2019, 7:44 AM IST
Headingley Pitch Report: Afghanistan, West Indies Prepare to Grind on Sporting Deck

Afghanistan and West Indies both will aim to finish their ICC World Cup 2019 campaign with a win as they take each other on in Match 42 of the tournament at Headingley, Leeds.

Afghanistan have had a time to forget during the tourney as off the field controversies have never left them. They though can be proud of the fact that they ran India and Pakistan close and have something to build on after the World Cup.

West Indies, on the other hand, came into the tournament promising a lot of things but some shot selection along with indisciplined bowling has meant they haven't won enough games.

Coming to the Headingley deck, it has been reasonably good for batting but overcast conditions and showers being predicted could mean the pacers could get help and it would make the toss a crucial one. Team winning the toss might still want to bat first given that’s when it will be the best for batting.

West Indies might fancy their chances against an opponent who has shown vulnerabilities against fast bowling but don't put it beyond Afghanistan to show fight. Remember, they were the only side to beat the Windies during the latter's successful run in World T20 2016.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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