AFGH vs WI Dream11 : Focus shifts to the longest format of the game as the two sides get ready to square off in the only test match scheduled between the two.
After indulging in a hectic and congested ODI and T20 series, Afghanistan and West Indies get ready to go at loggerheads in the test cricket format with the two sides stepping out in the middle come today for the only test match slated between the two countries. With this being the only encounter to be battled out between the two countries, this match will be one where either side will be looking to come hot out of the blocks and spare no expense in coming out with a win.
After thumping Afghanistan in the ODI series, the home side managed to show will, valour, resolve and reslliance come the T20 series as they defeated West Indie 3-2. It was not just the fact that they managed to overhaul things after a sordid ODI series but the fact that they managed to wipe away the deficit of 2-0 to stun a staunch and behemoth West Indies outfit.
Also after having tasted success in red ball cricket when they played against Bangladesh in their last outing in the longest format of the game, the home side come into this contest carrying immense momentum. For West Indies on the other hand, this encounter is a chance at redemption after being thumped and routed by India in their most recent sojourn in test cricket.
The manner in which the side were routed and trounced was horrid, one which increases the need for a win today for the visiting side. This looks set to be a closely contested affair, a match which will be determined by extremely fine margins come the end of the contest.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
The t20 series contested over here most recently showed that as the surface suffered the brunt of cricket, the slower bowlers came into full effect and waded into the matches to leave batsmen perplexed. The same should be true for the track laid out for this match as well with the surface waning after the first two days, something which will lead the side winning the toss opting field first today.
Probable Playing 11
Ibrahim Zadran, Ihsanullah Janat, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Afsar Zazai (WK), Rashid Khan (C), Yamin Ahmadzai, Amir Hamza, Qais Ahmad, Zahir Khan, Nijat Masood
Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shamarh Brooks, Shimron Hetmayer, Roston Chase, Shai Hope, Shane Dowrich (WK), Jason Holder (C), Rahkeem Cornwall, Jomel Warrican, Kemar Roach
3 Match T20 Series
Match: Afghanistan Vs West Indies Test Match
Date And Time: 27th November, Wednesday- 9:30am IST
Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Where To Watch: Star Sports 1/HD
- Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Qais Ahmad
- Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Jomel Warrican
Top 4 Batting Order
- Ibrahim Zadran, Ihsanullah Janat, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan
- Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shamarh Brooks, Shimron Hetmayer
Test Cricket Specialist Bats
- Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan
- John Campbell, Shamarh Brooks
Long Spell Bowlers
- Qais Ahmad, Zahir Khan
- Rahkeem Cornwall, Jomel Warrican
AFGH vs WI Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Having scored 1,485 runs in 56 test matches sees us move in for Shai Hope from West Indies for this encounter. The player will be asked to hold fort for the side in the middle-order, a task we see him carrying out fruitfully for the outfit.
AFGH vs WI Dream11 Batsmen
The 100 which Rahmat Shah smashed when Afghanistan and Bangladesh had faced off in the test cricket format showed by the bat is the life of their batting setup. He is undoubtedly the most astute player in the side, a name who can toughen t out on any kind of wicket given the application, technique and patience imbued in him.
He becomes an instant pick for us for the encounter alongside Asghar Afghan, while from West Indies we are opting for Sharmarh Brooks with his ability to pile on runs irrespective on the conditions making him a safe choice from the unit.
AFGH vs WI Dream11 All-Rounders
Both the spinning all-rounders form West Indies, Rakheem Cornwall and Roston Chase have been inducted into our Dream 11 side for this impending encounter. Both are going to be pivotal to the side not only owing to the brand of spinning stuff they’ll be sending down the track but also their roles with the bat with both of them being more than adequate bats as well.
Jason Holder is brought in as well by us whilst from West Indies we have decided to indulge in the services of Rashid Khan with his spin set to get rotations and air, something which will make things extremely cumbersome for this vulnerable West Indies side.
AFGH vs WI Dream11 Bowling Order
With this being a track where the spinners will flourish, West Indies are set to go in with legspinner Jomel Warrican for today’s clash. The player will perturb Afghanistan with his trajectory on the ball leaving the right handed batting heavy unit of West Indies in angst to make him an instant selection for this encounter.
From Afghanistan meanwhile we have opted for left hand spinner Zahir Khan with West Indies traditionally floundering infront of the spinning variety with Qais Ahmed partnering him up for this encounter.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Chase is being made our side’s captain with Cornwall from the same unit coming in as the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.