Marlon Samuels
Marlon Samuels was the Man of the Match for West Indies against South AfricaGetty

West Indies take on Afghanistan in a Group 1 fixture of the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur, on Sunday, 27 March.

Where to Watch Live

Match starts at 9:30am GMT/3pm IST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD in the UK. Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 3 will telecast it in India. Click here for live streaming link.

Overview

West Indies are in fine form as they became the second team, after New Zealand, to seal a berth in the semi-final of the T20 World Cup. The Black Caps did it after registering three wins in three matches and Darren Sammy's side also made it to the last four by winning the first two matches.

They defeated South Africa in the third fixture on 25 March and the victory over the Proteas helped them to sit on top of Group 1 table with six points. West Indies have already defeated England, Sri Lanka and South Africa in Super 10 fixtures.

A victory on Sunday will see them finish Group 1 on top. Should they fail to beat Afghanistan, they still have a chance to end Super 10 on top of their table, depending on results elsewhere.

Mohammad Shahzad
Mohammad Shahzad was the star player with the bat for Afghanistan Getty

Afghanistan have lost all three matches so far in the tournament. They had a very good chance of registering a victory over England in their last fixture after sending half of the Three Lions' batting lineup back to the pavilion before the end of the 10th over.

However, Mooen Ali and David Willey's impressive performance with both bat and ball was the difference between the two sides, which led to Afghanistan's third straight defeat. Asghar Stanikzai will be looking for a victory in order to avoid another disappointing result in their last match of the T20 World Cup.

Prediction

West Indies to win

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • West Indies to win: 1/7
  • Afghanistan to win: 4

Team News

West Indies

Possible XI: Johnson Charles, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Sammy (c), Jason Holder, Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn.

Afghanistan

Possible XI: Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Asghar Stanikzai (c), Shafiqullah, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Amir Hamza, Shapoor Zadran