Afghanistan, Windies Confirm One-Off Test Squads

Match gets underway on November 27th

Afghanistan Cricket fans

The squads for Afghanistan’s upcoming Test match against West Indies have been confirmed. Rashid Khan will continue to captain his side, while Jason Holder takes over from Kieron Pollard for the Windies.

Ekana International Cricket Stadium will play host to the nations once more, this time in the longest format of the game. The pair will meet in a one-off Test match to conclude their India-based series. The Lucknow venue has held all six of the Twenty20 and One Day International matches so far.

West Indies vs Afghanistan Test Match Squads

West Indies Afghanistan
Jason Holder (captain) Rashid Khan (captain)
Sunil Ambris Asghar Afghan
Kraigg Brathwaite Qais Ahmad
Shamarh Brooks Javen Ahmadi
John Campbell Yamin Ahmadzai
Roston Chase Ikram Alikhil
Rakeem Cornwall Hamza Hotak
Shane Dowrich Nasir Jamal
Shimron Hetmyer Ihsanullah Janat
Shai Hope Karim Janat
Alzarri Joseph Zahir Khan
Keemo Paul Nijat Masood
Kemar Roach Rahmat Shah
Jomel Warrican Ibrahim Zadran
Afsar Zazai

Honours even so far

West Indies won all three of the ODI matches earlier in the series, each by a convincing margin. The T20 encounters were a different story though. Afghanistan showed they are not to be underestimated in the shortest form of the game. They displayed some admirable firepower in coming from 1-0 down to win the final two meetings, by 41 and 29 runs respectively.

Holder’s side will be keen to bounce back from a disappointing Test series against India in August. Despite home advantage, the Windies were heavily beaten in both games, losing by a combined 575 runs.

The draw looks unlikely in Lucknow

The weather forecast looks good, so it’s unlikely that too much, if any time, will be lost in the match. With that in mind, it’s understandable to see the draw out at 8.0 (7/1). Neither team looks to have the batting depth to be able to force a stalemate so it seems very likely we’ll have a result in this one.

Afghanistan are available at 11/8 (2.38) to win their third Test match in a row having beaten Bangladesh and Ireland in their previous two five-day games. The newcomers to Test cricket lost their first meeting against India in 2018 but their performances since will give them hope of another victory in Lucknow.

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