West Indies vs Afghanistan only test will take place at Ekana International Cricket Stadium, Lucknow on Wednesday, 27 November; 10.00 am local, 04.30 am GMT.
Afghanistan’s test drive may be only three games old, but they have already won two wins, including a big win over Bangladesh in their last game, and their spinners are a real threat to the West Indies.
Afghanistan secured a nice win against Bangladesh in the backyard in their final test. Rahmat Shah delivered a fantastic first-innings score of a hundred, but it was Captain Rashid Khan’s bag with eleven wickets that was the key to the 224-run win.
If Bangladesh, a team much more familiar with Spin, is outwitted by Afghanistan’s Tweakers, the West Indian fighters will know that they must be in great shape to avoid the same fate.
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Afghanistan, of course, will have to do without Mohammad Nabi, who lost out after the game against Bangladesh in the longest format, and his reliable off-spin will certainly be missing. But they still have plenty of fantastic slower bowlers to choose from, including Qais Ahmad, Zahir Khan, and Amir Hamza. While spinner Hamza has not yet tested with his left arm, he can take a look after conquering eight wickets in the practice match against the West Indians.
West Indies have good experiences in the occupation. Kraigg Brathwaite and Roston Chase have won centuries in Asia, but it will be as important for young talents like Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer to do their part in fighting Afghanistan.
The bowling attack in the West Indies – led by Jason Holder, who ranks # 1 on the MRF Tires All-Round ICC Test Ranking list – has been doing well lately. While it’s their fast-paced bowlers who made the biggest impact, it will be crucial for their spinners Jomel Warrican and Rakheem Cornwall to do well in Lucknow as well.
What Happened Last Time Between These Two Sides?
These two sides are not yet facing each other in Test Cricket. The limited competition between them was reflected during the ODIs and T20Is earlier this month. West Indies outperformed Afghanistan in each of the three over 50 games and also won the first T20I. Afghanistan, however, recovered to win the last two T20Is and win the series.
Hope and Chase have achieved a good form during the ODIs and will try to transfer those skills to the test match. Chase was also under the wickets and his off-spin will play a big role. Concerned about Afghanistan, Rashid was not in the best of shape, but the skipper hopes to return to his vivid possibilities. Karim Janat, the fast bowler, was superior in the second T20I with a 5-11 victory, and it will be interesting to see if Afghanistan is tempted to give it its first test cap on the basis of this performance.
What Jason Holder Said?
“After the year has begun with a win in the series, it would be a good idea to finish the year with a win in the series, and Afghanistan will not be a problem in these familiar conditions I assume that they will play. ” It will be up to our batsmen to negotiate their spinners and do well. “
What Rashid Khan Said?
I am very happy to perform as a captain of test cricket and it will be challenged for me to play good cricket and motivate my team as last time we win historical tests even we have no long test history yet.
Weather Conditions For West Indies vs Afghanistan Only Test Match | Wednesday 27 November 2019
The weather is expected to be clear and sunny throughout the game. The Ekana Stadium has not held a test before, but if you look at the limited series played at the same location, the spin will play a big role. Batsmen have to be careful and work hard for the runs.
Teams Squad For West Indies vs Afghanistan Only Test
West Indies and Afghanistan will announce their Playing XI teams after the toss on match day.
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