Afghanistan v West Indies: World Cup Cricket Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on July 2, 2019

When we reach the end of any tournament, we will always have a selection of dead rubbers. Hopefully, though, Thursday’s game at Headingley will provide an entertaining encounter. But which way are our World Cup tips for Afghanistan v West Indies leaning?

Both the West Indies and Afghanistan were eliminated from the competition some time ago. Nevertheless, the sides have played some bright cricket at times.

The West Indies will feel particularly unlucky that they couldn’t quite pull off a record run chase against Sri Lanka on Monday. But can Jason Holder’s men respond and close out the tournament in style?

What are the World Cup tips for Afghanistan v West Indies?

Despite a poor overall tournament, the West Indies go into Thursday’s match as red hot favourites at the sportsbooks. Jason Holder’s side are available at betting odds of 1.25. Meanwhile, Afghanistan are the outside Satta at 4.00 with Betway.

This is by no means a simple game to predict. After all, neither side has shown enough consistent form to stay in the competition. If the West Indies keep the momentum going following an impressive run chase against the Sri Lankans, then they should get over the line. However, this certainly isn’t guaranteed.

We suggest cricket bettors back the Windies. While they’ve lacked consistency, Afghanistan have generally been poor and have rarely threatened to claim a win at this tournament.

Match Odds Summary: Afghanistan: 4.00, West Indies: 1.25 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick).

What are the top batsman World Cup tips for Afghanistan v West Indies?

– West Indies Batsman Picks

Nicholas Pooran lit up the World Cup for West Indian cricket fans with his first ODI century on Monday. Pooran shows that the future is bright for the Windies. He’s now on offer in his side’s top batsman market at tempting odds of 6.00.

Bet365 are the only one of our recommended sportsbooks to be offering top batsman prices at the moment. Still, we know we can trust their value. The favourite in this market is Chris Gayle at 3.75. Shai Hope follows at odds of 4.00. Evin Lewis is next on the list at 4.50 and then we come to Sunil Ambris at 5.00.

West Indies may make some changes to their lineup, so you could take a look at Darren Bravo at odds of 5.00. Other picks include Shimron Hetmyer at 6.50 and Carlos Brathwaite at 17.00.

– Afghanistan Batsman Picks

Afghanistan’s profits in the top batsman market have been shared around and we’ve rarely looked to get involved. You could take a Satta on any of three joint favourites who are all quoted at 4.50 with Bet365. Rahmat Shah, Gulbadeen Naib and Hazratullah Zazai are all available at that figure. Hashmatullah Shahidi is next at 5.00.

Longer-priced selections include Noor Ali Zadran at 6.00 and Mohammad Nabi at 6.50. For a big outside Satta, we can consider the dangerous Rashid Khan at an excellent 26.00.

This is a difficult pick as always. Nicholas Pooran is quite tempting. Nonetheless, it is quite rare to deliver back to back profits by a batsman that carries a mid-range price. Chris Gayle might be set for a big score, but for slightly better value, we’ll opt for Shai Hope.

He’s given us one profit already in this World Cup and against a friendlier attack, Hope can cash in once more.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: West Indies: Gayle 3.75, Hope 4.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Lewis 4.50, Ambris 5.00, Bravo 5.00, Pooran 6.00, Hetmyer 6.50, Brathwaite 17.00.

Afghanistan: Shah 4.50, Naib 4.50, Zazai 4.50, Shaidi 5.00, Noor Ali Zadran 6.00, Nabi 6.50, Khan 26.00.

What are the total match runs World Cup tips for Afghanistan v West Indies?

We’re going to finish with what we think is a safer bet at a lower price. The total runs line is set quite low at 500.5. As usual, there are the same odds of 1.90 to bet Over or Under.

Neither team has set this World Cup alight, and while the West Indies have passed 300 on occasions, Afghanistan may struggle to post 200. Taking all previous results into account, it could be a safe bet to go Under that line. So that’s our final World Cup Satta for Thursday’s game.

Total Runs in Match Odds Summary: Over 500.5: 1.90, Under 500.5: 1.90 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick).