This June 14-18, the world will witness one of the most historic test cricket matches ever played between India and Afghanistan. The match will take place at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. On both ends, we have two of the most stellar teams as part of the world of cricket as of today.
On one end, we have the Indian Cricket Team which has risen up to become one of the most formidable teams to play against throughout the cricketing world. Players such as Cheteshwar Pujara and Ishant Sharma have been smashing out results in the English country cricket return. Shardul Thakur, Karun Nair and Hardik Pandya are players waiting to be deployed to deliver their peak performances in this upcoming match. Spinners such as Ravi Jadeja, R Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav are expected to deliver some superb bowling this match.
On the other, the Afghanistan Cricket Team has shown no small feat when it comes to the sport of Cricket. The fast paced rise of the team has left the world of cricket in awe. Players such as Mujeeb Ur Rahman has been the youngest player in IPL 2018 and managed to take out wickets in his debut itself. Rashid Khan, another star performer from Afghanistan has been responsible for a comfortable win for the Afghanistan’s match against Bangladesh.
In the absence of Virat Kohli, the Vice-Captain of the Indian Cricket Team, Ajinkya Rahane will be at the helm on the pitch during this historic match. Virat Kohli was supposed to be playing for the Surrey County Cricket Club to further hone his batting skills before India’s tour to England coming month. Unfortunately, a neck injury prevented him from being fit enough to play for Surrey in England.
After the final Afghanistan squad was selected, sixteen players from the squad were selected to play in this Test Match with the talented Asghar Stanikzai as the captain of the team. Rashid Khan expressed his excitement to become a Test cricketer. Additionally, he said that the game of cricket to be a test of patience.
This India versus Afghanistan Test Match is the first test match for the Afghanistan team after receiving the test status in 2017.
The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru is one of the finest stadiums in the country. It has the reputation of being able to shell out some of the most exciting matches of cricket to its audiences. There is nothing like enjoying a cricket match live amidst all the ongoing action while feeling the suspense and excitement with the passionate crowds. This historic match between India and Afghanistan is the perfect opportunity to go and experience the real thrill of cricket!