West Indies to play Afghanistan in India

West Indies’ Chris Gayle, third right, leads the team as they leave the ground after their win over Afghanistan in the Cricket World Cup match at Headingley in Leeds, England, Thursday, July 4, 2019.
Associated Press / Rui Vieira

The West Indies will clash with Afghanistan in a full series in November in India, the Afghanistan Cricket Board announced.

The tour, which runs from Nov. 5 to Dec. 1, will feature one Test, three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 Internationals, which is in keeping with the International Cricket Council’s Future Tours Program.

The West Indies team has never played Afghanistan in a Test but has faced the team in the shorter formats, winning two of six One-Day Internationals and three of four Twenty20s.

At the ICC World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe last year, the regional team failed to beat Afghanistan in two attempts, including the final.

However, in their recent ICC World Cup campaign in England, the West Indies beat the Afghans by 23 runs at Leeds.

Afghanistan was one of two nations, along with Ireland, to acquire Test status two years ago. They have played only two matches, losing to powerhouse India and fellow minnows.

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