Afghanistan, West Indies gear up for three-match ODI series

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Afghanistan and West Indies will face off in the first of a three-match ODI series to be held in Lucknow on Wednesday (November 6), a match that will also feature a three-match T20I series and a lone Test. Afghanistan, who will be led by Rashid Khan for the first time in ODIs since he was handed the permanent captaincy of the side, will be confident of putting on a good showing in their ‘home’ ground of Lucknow. Since being appointed captain, Rashid led Afghanistan to a historic Test win over Bangladesh as well as T20I wins over Zimbabwe and Bangladesh in a tri-series held thereafter. West Indies, on the other hand, hosted India and were unable to win a single game across formats against a dominant side led by Virat Kohli.

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