Afghanistan vs West Indies Only Test Playing 11, LIVE Score: Looking at Afghanistan, no batsman could show the ability to play except for Rahmat Shah in ODIs and T20 series. On the other hand, the West Indies, led by all-rounder Jason Holder, have the likes of Shai Hope, Craig Braithwaite, and Roston Chase.
Afghanistan, who made a strong performance against teams other than India after their debut in Test cricket, Test match against the West Indies on Wednesday, aiming to make a world record.
The teams of Afghanistan and West Indies will play this match at the Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Stadium in Lucknow.
The Afghanistan team, who defeated the West Indies in the T20 series after the loss in the ODI series, would like to become the first team in the world to win this Test and win three out of their first four Tests. Afghanistan defeated Ireland and Bangladesh after losing their first Test against India last year. If beats the West Indies in this Test, a new record will be made.
For the spinners, the batsmen are expected to have a rigorous examination on the pitch. The same behavior of the pitch was seen in the draw missed practice match recently and in the first innings, no team could reach the 200 marks in front of the moving balls.
Both the West Indies and Afghanistan teams, who are considered to be strong in batting, will face the challenge of coming out of the T20 glut. The batsmen will have to show their ability to play on the wicket of the spinners.
Afghanistan will field three spin bowlers Rashid, Cass Ahmed and Zaheer Khan in favorable conditions for the spinners. At the same time, spin-off Chase and heavy-hitting cricketer Rahkim Cornwall will remain in the West Indies. Karim Janat, who performed strongly in T20, could be included in the squad in place of Afghan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi, who has retired from Test cricket.
Afghanistan vs West Indies Test Playing 11
Afghanistan – Ibrahim Zadran, Ihsanullah Janat, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Officer Zazai (wicketkeeper), Rashid Khan (captain), Yameen Ahmedzai, Amir Hamza, Qazi Ahmed, Zaheer Khan, Nizat Masood.
West Indies – Craig Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shamer Brooks, Shimron Hetmeyer, Roston Chase, Shai Hope, Shane Daurich (wicketkeeper), Jason Holder (captain), Raheem Cornwall, Jomel Warrican, Camer Roach.