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After both teams battled it out over six limited overs matches, attention turns to the game’s most traditional format.

Afghanistan enter the series off a superb 2-1 T20I series win. Since their landmark Test win in Bangladesh, the Afghans struggled for consistency in white-ball cricket, which left them in need of a confidence boost. They got it, but now need to shift their focus to the long format in an attempt to get their third victory in four Tests.

West Indies also need a boost. Their form against subcontinent teams over the past 12 months has not been good. Whether it is the pace of Jasprit Bumrah or the effective spinners of Bangladesh and India away, the Windies have struggled for answers. It is time to rectify that with a strong performance in Lucknow.

Key to an Afghanistan win

Rashid Khan tore Bangladesh to shreds in their last outing. However, the patience and application of their batsmen was also a significant positive from a great result.

Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah and Asghar Afghan set the platform. The middle and lower order built on it with quicker scoring. Against a West Indies side that will bank on accurate bowling, more of the same is needed by Afghanistan.

However, you need 20 wickets to win a Test. Can the Afghan spinners display the patience and accuracy to get the better of the Windies’ batting? They were excellent in the Test against Bangladesh, but the Windies possess more patient players that can provide greater resistance.

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Key to a West Indies win

Tours of India and Bangladesh in 2018 were cause of pain for West Indies. Four heavy defeats in four Tests raised further questions about their credentials in foreign conditions. Here, they have the chance to make steps in the right direction.

It starts with their batting. The patience of Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope, Sunil Ambris and Roston Chase needs to come to the fore. Afghanistan will be after wickets, but the Windies need to be solid in snuffing them out. Can they do it in both innings?

Also, the role of Rakheem Cornwall will be of importance. Impressive at times in his debut against India, Cornwall will be out to use his height to his advantage in India, along with the seamers, led by Kemar Roach and Jason Holder, who will also be vital in unsettling Afghanistan. Also, Jomel Warrican had a superb tour game, so could be an important figure.

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Possible Playing 11

Mohammad Nabi has retired from Tests, so Afghanistan have questions regarding the makeup of their team. Ihsanullah retired hurt in the tour match, so it remains to be seen if he’s fit.

Afghanistan: 1. Ibrahim Zadran, 2. Javed Ahmadi, 3. Ihsanullah, 4. Rahmat Shah, 5. Asghar Afghan, 6. Afsar Zazai (wk), 7. Karim Janat, 8. Rashid Khan (c), 9. Yamin Ahmadzi, 10. Qais Ahmed, 11. Amir Hamza/Zahir Khan

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West Indies will look to go with a balance between pace (usually their strength) and spin (needed for these conditions). However, Rakheem Cornwall had an ice-pack to his knee after the tour match. His availability will be decided on matchday. Also, John Campbell has a stomach bug and is in doubt.

West Indies: 1. Kraigg Brathwaite, 2. John Campbell/Sunil Ambris, 3. Shamarh Brooks, 4. Shai Hope, 5. Shimron Hetmyer, 6. Roston Chase, 7. Shane Dowrich (wk), 8. Jason Holder (c), 9. Rakheem Cornwall, 10. Kemar Roach, 11. Jomel Warrican

Pitch and Conditions

The Lucknow track was on the slower side in the ODIs and T20Is. The same should be expected in this Test, with the track to assist spinners more as the Test wears on.

In regards to the weather, all days should be fine except for Thursday, where there is a chance of showers.

Stats and Facts

  • Afghanistan have won two of their first three Tests. No team in history has ever achieved three wins in their first four Tests.
  • West Indies have lost their past six away Tests. Worse, they have lost their past eight Tests in Asia.
  • Rashid Khan took a match-winning 11 wickets in his last Test.
  • In a low-scoring tour match, Sunil Ambris and Roston Chase played well for the Windies. Also, Jomel Warrican and Rakheem Cornwall combined for nine wickets in the first dig.
  • Amir Hamza took eight wickets in the tour match.

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Match Prediction

A competitive Test match after three innings results in the past week?

There is a good chance. Afghanistan are certainly capable of winning this, but I think the team who bats first will win the Test.

Thanks for reading!

Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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