Hello and Welcome to our preview for India versus Afghanistan, the one-off Test match. We are covering IND vs AFGH Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the one and only Test match between India and Afghanistan.
The historic Test that the whole country of Afghanistan was waiting for will finally begin tomorrow. After Ireland’s impressive debut Test against Pakistan, the Afghans will have the challenge of facing a formidable Indian team on their home turf. This is the first ever Test match of Afghanistan.
The debutant nation has taken giant strides in the Cricket world and has already established themselves as a nation which fights hard. Afghanistan has its superstars who have dominated the white ball cricket and will be eager to perform powerfully against India.
Home team playing without its regular Captain and Wicket Keeper will be confident to defeat the first-timers. India has an enormous bench strength plus the impeccable home record makes them overwhelmingly favorite. The Test provides a great trial before departing for England.
IND vs AFGH, Afghanistan tour of India, only Test, 14th June
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
09:30 AM IST
1st inn Average score: 357
2nd inn Avg score: 323
3rd inn Average score: 208
4th inn Avg score: 183
Ajinkya Rahane (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Karun Nair, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Shikhar Dhawan, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini
Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Asghar Stanikzai (c), Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Nasir Jamal, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Yamin Ahmadzai, Sayed Shirzad, Wafadar, Zahir Khan, Ihsanullah Janat, Amir Hamza, Afsar Zazai
India will be missing the Captain and Star batsman Virat Kohli who is out due to neck injury, Ajinkya Rahane will be leading the team. Dinesh Karthik replaced Wridhimaan Saha. India is likely to persist with its two spinners.The decision will be between Rahul and Karun Nair.
Mo Shami failed to pass the fitness test and ruled out from the test, Navdeep Saini was named as the replacement for him.
Afghanistan possesses two of the craftiest spinners in Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rehman. They balanced first-class batsmen like Asghar Stanikzai and Rahmat Shah.
Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul/Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Karun Nair, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, R Jadeja/K Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma
Mohammad Shahzad, Javed Ahmadi/Ihsanullah Janat, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Stanikzai (c), Nasir Jamal, Mohammad Nabi, Afsar Zazai (wk), Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman/Zahir Khan, Yamin Ahmadzai, Wafadar/Sayed Shirzad
M Shahzad/D Karthik (Wk)
M Nabi/R Ashwin
Yamin Ahmadzai/Mujeeb Zadran
Captain and Vice Captain Choices: Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, R Ashwin
Mujeeb Ur Rahman