Afghanistan vs West Indies, free match prediction 27 Nov 2019

27 Nov 2019 | 10:00 | Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium, Lucknow, India
120/10 in 43.1 2.78
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West Indies beat Afghanistan by 3 runs

Afghanistan, West Indies lock horns in one-off Test at Lucknow!

  • Afghanistan managed to complete a T20I series win over West Indies.
  • In the past 12 months, Shimron Hetymer and wicket-keeper batsman Shane Dowrich have been consistent for West Indies in Test cricket.
  • Rahmat Shah and Rashid Khan have been consistent performers for the side in Test cricket.

Expect Afghanistan to beat West Indies in this one-off Test!

  • Tournament: Afghanistan vs West Indies 2019
  • Format: Test
  • Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium, Lucknow, India
  • Toss: To Bat

Match Preview

Afghanistan and West Indies will battle it out in the one-off Test played at Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium in Lucknow on Wednesday. After completing a T20I series win, Afghanistan will be looking to continue their good form in red-ball cricket.

Captain Rashid Khan will be hoping that the side can deliver a decent show with bat and ball in this contest.

On the other hand, West Indies will be looking to get back to winning ways in Test cricket. West Indies Captain Jason Holder will be looking to play their strongest XI for this one-off Test. This game is important as the first time Afghanistan will lock horns with West Indies in Test cricket. Previously, the two teams have competed against each in the ODI and T20 format.

Teams Preview

Afghanistan Preview

Rashid Khan and co. will be determined to put in clinical performance with bat and ball in this one-off Test. Recently, Afghanistan pulled off an upset and managed to beat Bangladesh in a Test match played at Chittagong. In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan and Ibrahim Zadran to deliver the bulk of the runs. Rahmat Shah has shown excellent form for the side in Test cricket with 276 runs at an average of 69.00. He will be looking to continue his excellent form with the bat in this one-off Test.

Experienced middle-order batsman Asghar Afghan also delivered the goods with the bat in the previous series played against Bangladesh. Afghan has accumulated 209 runs so far this season and has scored three-centuries for Afghanistan in Test cricket. Ibrahim Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi and wicket-keeper Ikram Al Khil will need to deliver crucial scores for the side in this one-off Test. In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Rashid Khan, Zahir Khan and Yamin Ahmadzai to provide crucial breakthroughs.

Captain Rashid Khan has shown excellent form in Test cricket and claimed 17 wickets so far this season. He will be looking to do well in this one-off Test.

Afghanistan Predicted Playing XI:

Rashid Khan (captain), Javed Ahmadi, Ikram Al Khil (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Zahir Khan, Yamin Ahmadzai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Qais Ahmed, Karim Janat.

Afghanistan Key Players From Previous Game Of Afghanistan vs West Indies 2019

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
R Gurbaz 79 52 6 5 151.92
G Naib 4 4 0 0 100
A Afghan 24 20 1 1 120
Bowlers O M R W Econ
N 4.0 0 24 3 6
M Ur Rahman 3.0 0 9 1 3
K Janat 4.0 0 33 1 8.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
N 4.0 0 24 3 6
M Ur Rahman 3.0 0 9 1 3
K Janat 4.0 0 33 1 8.25

Afghanistan Actual Playing XI:

Zahir Khan, Nasir Jamal, Javed Ahmadi, Asghar Afghan, Amir Hamza, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, Yamin Ahmadzai, Ihsanullah, Afsar Zazai

West Indies Preview

The visitors will be looking to turn their fortunes around after losing the T20I series to Afghanistan. Captain Jason Holder will be hoping that the side can put in a decent show in this one-off game. In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope and Shimron Hetymer to do the bulk of the scoring. Since November, Shimron Hetymer has topped the batting charts in Test cricket with 363 runs at an average of 33.00 with two half-centuries to his name. Opener Kraigg Brathwaite will be looking to find a form with the bat in this one-off Test.

For the past 12 months, Braithwaite endured a lean run and scored 167 runs at an average of 15.18. Sunil Ambris and Shamarh Brooks will be slotted into the playing XI for this one-off game. Wicket-keeper Shane Dowrich, all-rounder Jason Holder and Rahkeem Cornwall will need to deliver decent scores for the side in this Test. Since November 2018, Shane Dowrich has been in excellent form with 244 runs at an average of 40.66. Since November 2018, Captain Jason Holder has scored 333 runs at an average of 55.50 with one century to his name. He will be keen to produce decent scores for the side in this one-off game. In this bowling department, the side will be depending on the pace trio of Jason Holder, Kemar Roach and Alzarri Joseph to make early inroads with the new ball. Jomel Warrican might be slotted into the playing XI if the pitch is on the slower side.

West Indies Predicted Playing XI:

Jason Holder (captain), Sunil Ambris, Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Shane Dowrich, Shimron Hetymer, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican/Alzarri Joseph, Rahkeem Cornwall.

West Indies Key Players From Previous Game Of Afghanistan vs West Indies 2019

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
L Simmons 7 11 1 0 63.64
J Holder 6 5 1 0 120
S Hope 52 46 3 1 113.04
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Cottrell 4.0 0 29 2 7.25
K Williams 4.0 0 31 2 7.75
K Paul 3.0 0 26 2 8.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Cottrell 4.0 0 29 2 7.25
K Williams 4.0 0 31 2 7.75
K Paul 3.0 0 26 2 8.67

West Indies Actual Playing XI:

Kemar Roach, Shimron Hetmyer, Shamarh Brooks, Shane Dowrich, Jason Holder, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shai Hope, JA warrican, Kraigg Brathwaite

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game will be on the slower side. Expect spinners to get assistance from this pitch. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Wednesday is expected to be bright and sunny.

Venue Details

Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium in Lucknow is going to host one-off Test between West Indies and Afghanistan. Afghanistan will take heart from the fact they beat Bangladesh in a one-off Test played in Chittagong. On the other hand, West Indies lost their home series to India.

Toss: To Bat

The side that wins the toss would be keen to bat first and post a competitive total on the board. The spinners will more assistance in the last three days of the Test match.

Winning Prediction

Based on the current form, Afghanistan will be expected to win this one-off game against West Indies. The sluggish pitch will certainly give Afghanistan an upper hand going into this game.

Expect Afghanistan to beat West Indies in this one-off Test!

Author: Shoaib Z.