On Monday, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) announced the 15-man squad for the Windies Test, and the side led by spinner Rashid Khan has a mix of youth and experience.
With Asghar Afghan, Ihsanullah Janat, Rahmat Shah in its ranks, the Afghan side has got enough depth in the batting department. The bowling unit, spearheaded by captain Rashid Khan, also has the likes of Nasir Jamal and Zahir Khan.
Afghanistan, who made its Test debut against India last year, has enjoyed success against Bangladesh and Ireland in its previous Test outings and at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow, Rashid Khan ^ Co. will hope to keep the momentum going.
After losing the ODI series, Afghanistan bounced back to clinch the T20I series against the Men in Maroon, last week. Now with the focus shifting to Test cricket, Afghanistan has a lot to play for.
Rashid Khan (c), Asghar Afghan, Ihsanullah Janat, Ibrahim Zadran, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Karim Janat, Qais Ahmed, Ikram Alikhiel (wk), Afsar Zazai, Nasir Jamal, Zahir Khan, Yamin Ahmadzai, Hamza Hotak, Nijat Masood.