Afghanistan and West Indies will face off against each other in the one-off Test match at Ekana Stadium in Lucknow from tomorrow.
Afghanistan returned to winning ways in the T20I series after a poor ODI series and now they will look to shift their focus on Test cricket. Though they are new to Test cricket, their wins against Ireland and Bangladesh have given them a lot of confidence and in these spin-friendly conditions they should continue their good run.
On the other hand, West Indies' Test performance in Asia in recent years has been poor and it'll be a big challenge for them to turn things in their favor. Both the teams have some good players and it should be a good contest between two average sides.
All the major stats and facts ahead of the only Test between Afghanistan and West Indies in Lucknow
Test records in 2019 -
Afghanistan - 2 wins in 2 Tests
West Indies - 2 wins and 3 losses in 5 Tests
1 - Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow will host its first-ever Test match. It has hosted 3 ODIs and 4 T20Is so far.
20 - Rashid Khan has taken 20 wickets at an average of 18.0 in 3 Tests with 3 five wickets haul and 1 ten wickets haul.
25.66 - Shimron Hetmyer's batting average in Test cricket this year. He has scored only 231 runs in 9 innings with 1 fifty.
27 - Kemar Roach has taken 27 wickets at an average of 16.66 in just 5 Tests this year.
33 - Number of innings without a Test hundred for Shai Hope. He last scored a Test hundred against England in Leeds in August 2017.
200 - Kemar Roach needs 7 more wickets to become the 9th West Indies bowler to take 200 wickets in Test cricket.
2000 - Jason Holder needs 113 more runs to complete 2000 runs in Test cricket.