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T20 World Cup 2024: Top 3 West Indian players to watch out for in their clash against Afghanistan 

West Indies are one of the top teams in the T20I format with the amount of fire-power they possess with the bat and also with the ball. Their huge win over Uganda meant that West Indies became the first team from Group C to make it to the next stage of the tournament. 

The two time T20 World Cup winners began with a closely fought win over Papua New Guinea. At one stage it looked like the home team would suffer a huge upset. Roston Chase ensured that they got over the line with a win. 

In the next game, West Indies trounced Uganda by 134 T20 World Cup 2024runs to win their second game of the campaign. This was followed by their 13-run win over New Zealand to make it 3 in a row and qualify for the Super-8 phase of the campaign. 

The final match for West Indies in the group phase will be against Afghanistan. The winner of the game will take claim as the table topper from Group B. The winner of the game also get to play India in their first match of the Super-8 Stages. 

Here are the top 3 players to watch out for from West Indies against Afghanistan

3. Alzarri Joseph 

T20 World Cup 2024: Top 3 West Indian players to watch out for in their clash against Afghanistan 
Alzarri Joseph

West Indian pacer Alzarri Joseph has been bowling with good pace and picking wickets regularly for his side. His 4/19 against New Zealand was a fast bowling masterclass as he snapped up the crucial wickets of Glenn Phillips and Finn Allen. Afghanistan aren’t known to be great players of express fast bowling. This will make Alzarri Joseph one of the players to watch out for in the key contest.

2. Sherfane Rutherford 

T20 World Cup 2024: Top 3 West Indian players to watch out for in their clash against Afghanistan 
Sherfane Rutherford

Left-handed batter Sherfane Rutherford was the top-scorer for West Indies in their game against New Zealand. His unbeaten 68 came off 39 balls with 2 fours and 6 sixes to pull the home team out of trouble and take them to 149 runs. Afghanistan bowlers will be wary of the threat the 25-year-old can bring with the bat. His big hitting talents against the spinners will be one to watch out for.

1. Akeal Hossein 

T20 World Cup 2024: Top 3 West Indian players to watch out for in their clash against Afghanistan 
Akeal Hossein

The left-arm spinner is a threat with the ball and his economical bowling makes it difficult for batters to target him. Akeal Hossein will bowl to Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran after his amazing form in the last two matches. After picking 5/11 against Uganda, Hossein bowled 4 overs against the Kiwis and picked 1/21 to help his side win the match. 

 

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