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HEADLINE: Holder/Simmons link-up to move WINDIES Test cricket forward? 2019-11-26 15:57:40 

With the visitors sweeping the One-Day International series and the hosts rallying to claim the T20 International series; the West Indies and Afghanistan return to Lucknow for a one-off Test, drawing the curtain on the all-format tour. Although Jason Holder’s men are ranked 8th, with the Rashid Khan-led side two places behind them in 10th in the ICC Test rankings, respective team forms coming into the match might betray ranking logic. This, as the West Indies have lost three matches on the bounce. In addition to conceding all four games they contested (two to India and two to Bangladesh) on their most recent visit to the subcontinent. Afghanistan, on the other hand, have been enjoying red-ball cricket, so far. Having gained Test status in June of 2017, the Afghans have played three Tests matches, winning two (against Ireland then Bangladesh), with their only defeat coming against the number one ranked Indians.

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