AFGH vs WI Dream11: With both teams settled at one-a-piece in terms of the series, it is now time for the final frontier i.e. the only Test match which will be played at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.
This would be the first time when these two sides will lock horns in whites. Talking about Test cricket, Afghanistan are coming into this game after pummeling Bangladesh in their own den in their previous encounter. The two teams played a 3-day practice match prior to this encounter to get into the Test groove and the match ended up in a draw.
With stakes high for both the outfits, this match is surely going to be an intriguing battle.
Here, we have come up with the team news, possible playing elevens and Fantasy picks for AFGH vs WI Dream11 today match prediction.
Ekana International Stadium, Lucknow, 25th November at 09:30 AM IST
This would be the very first test match which will be hosted at this venue.
West Indies: DLL
Afghanistan Team News
Hamza Hotak and Nijat Masood have been named in the 15-man Test squad which is led by Rashid Khan.
Injuries: No injury updates
Possible combination: Ibrahim Zadran and Ihsanullah will open the innings for Afghanistan followed by Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi and Asghar Afghan. On the bowling front, the likes of Zahir Khan, Qais Ahmed and skipper Rashid Khan will hold the key.
AFGH Playing 11- (Expected)
I Zadran, Ihsanullah, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Afsar Zazai, Rashid Khan, Qais Ahmad, Yamin Ahmadzai, Zahir Khan.
West Indies Team News
A 14-man squad has been announced by West Indies for this Test led by Jason Holder.
Darren Bravo has been left out of the squad due to poor form. Shai Hope is named as his replacement.
Missing: Shanon Gabriel, J Hamilton, Darren Bravo
Possible combination: Kraigg Brathwaite and Jonathan Campbell will open the innings followed by Shai Hope, Roston Chase and S Brooks. Jason Holder will hold lower-middle order and in the bowling department, the impetus would be on Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach and the skipper himself.
WI Playing 11- (Expected)
Kraig Brathwaite, Jonathan Campbell, Shai Hope, Shamar Brooks, Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Shane Dowrich, Rakheem Cornwall, Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph.
Jason Holder (c), Kraigg Brathwaite, Shimron Hetmyer, Shamrah Brooks, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Sunil Ambris, Jomel Warrican, Shai Hope, Kemar Roach, Keemo Paul, John Campbell, Rahkeem Cornwall, Alzarri Joseph
Rashid Khan (c), Ihsanullah Janat, Nijat Masood, Ibrahim Zadran, Nasir Jamal, Ikram Alikhiel, Rahmat Shah, Yamin Ahmadzai, Karim Janat, Javed Ahmadi, Qais Ahmed, Hamza Hotak, Asghar Afghan, Afsar Zazai, Zahir Khan.
Fantasy picks from West Indies-
Players to watch out:
Kraig Brathwaite: 3477 runs from 110 Test innings at an average of 33.75.
Roston Chase: 396 runs from 16 Test innings and 26 wickets.
Jason Holder: 1780 runs from 87 innings and 101 wickets.
Shai Hope: 1485 runs from 56 Test innings at an average of 27.50.
Players to avoid:
Jomel Warrican, Keemo Paul, S Brooks
Fantasy picks from Afghanistan-
Rahmat Shah: 294 runs from 6 Test innings at an average of 49.
Hashmatullah Shahidi: 1062 runs from 39 innings at an average of 32.18.
Asghar Afghan: 254 runs from 5 innings at an average of 49.
Rashid Khan: 20 wickets from 3 Tests.
Players to avoid:
Ikram Ailkhil, Nijat Masood
Wicket-keeper: Shai Hope
Batters: K Brathwaite, Ihsanullah, Rahmat Shah
All-rounders: J Holder, R Chase, R Cornwall, Rashid Khan
Bowlers: A Joseph, Q Ahmed, Z Khan
Captain/vice-captain choices: Shai Hope, K Brathwaite, J holder, Rashid Khan, Roston Chase, Rahmat Shah
Our favorites: Given the sub-continent conditions which are familiar for spinners, Afghanistan definitely goes into this game as the firm favorites.
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Disclaimer: Management can take late decisions depending on the match situation. The fantasy teams which we have provided here of AFGH vs WI Dream11 match prediction is best of our interest and depending on the credit scores of the players.