What are the hot tips and best bets for a must-win game for the hosts in the Twenty20 series?
<div><h2>Afghanistan vs West Indies Second T20</h2><p><strong>Saturday 16 November, Lucknow</strong></p><p>Afghanistan suffered another defeat against West Indies. That’s four in a row. Despite their fighting spirit, small collection of world-class players and a flaky Windies outfit, they are struggling to bridge the divide. It is costing punters who would have identified them as big value in this skirmish an awful lot of cash.</p><p>Arguably defeat in Lucknow on Thursday was one of the most disappointing so far. They had everything going for them, winning an important toss at a ground where dew can be a big factor. And they didn’t allow the West Indies to get away from them in the field, keeping them to a challenging, yet hardly astronomical 164. But they were never in the chase as the visitors seemed to be completely unaffected by tricky bowling conditions.</p><p>They could make changes. Hazratullah Zazai is flattering to deceive and could lose his place to Javed Ahmadi. The Afghans will also look for a change in approach from captain Rashid Khan. Desperate for wickets to nullify Windies, Rashid may have to be more attacking to counter the West indies’ approach of just seeing him off.</p><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=168&a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="https://images-production-euw2-753931602578.s3.amazonaws.com/5d582dcf927b95968483da5f/original-10-bet-new-customer-welcome-bonus" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>Rashid is 2.63 (13/8) with William Hill for top Afghan bowler and, as we have discussed previously, he should be far shorter. He is overdue a win on this market on our data and, really, we should keep faith and go in big.</p><p>As for the match result itself, Afghanistan are probably an in-play pick. The 2.8 (9/5) that Unibet offer could be chunkier but we’re only getting involved if the toss goes their way. Defending a target will surely be tricky.</p><p>West Indies are likely to be without spin all-rounder Fabian Allen, who injured his knee in game one. Khary Pierre could replace him.</p><p>For top West Indies bat options, look no further than Kieron Pollard. He is available at 7.0 (6/1) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Cricket Betting Odds">Bet365</a>, Betfred and William Hill. We would have snaffled that bet if it was the Caribbean Premier League. Why is that relevant? Well, the tacky Lucknow surface is similar to CPL venues. Also, don’t forget there is no Nic Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer, a hitter, is struggling to find rhythm.</p></div>