Afghan team manager Nazeem Jaar Abdurahimzai on Monday said that West Indies will be a good match, but the Afghans are ready for the challenge, especially now on Afghan’s “home turf” in India’s Lucknow, according to the Hindustan Times report.
“There has been a lot of change in the mentality of the team since the World Cup in July and we are hoping for a good series here, Abdurahimzai said, adding that “West Indies has been a good side, but we are ready to challenge them on home turf.”
The first match will kick-off on November 6 and Abdurahimzai says that he has nine days to put things in order before the West Indies team arrives.
He has been supervising his team’s food and accommodations and will have to ensure everything is in order for the arrival of the West Indies team on Thursday, according to the report.
“Here food is good (a bit spicy), and accommodations, too. We came here just last night and have to manage so many things. Somehow, we have sorted arrangements for the stay of the two teams—since it is wedding season it is a big problem to get enough rooms for teams in hotels here at the eleventh hour,” he said.
Afghanistan’s team has already begun its first training session and all matches will be played at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Stadium.