1st Test, Preview: India vs Afghanistan
June 13 (CRICKETNMORE) - Afghanistan will play their first ever Test against the top-ranked Indian side at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru from Thursday i:e June 14. A big moment for Afghanistan Cricket as they become the 12th Test-playing nation.
It will be an interesting battle of spin bowlers. Afghanistan have some top class spinners in the form of Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammad Nabi and India have world class spinners - Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and Kuldeep Yadav.
Ajinkya Rahane will lead India in absence of Virat Kohli.
Only Test Match, Squads: India vs Afghanistan
India: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Karun Nair, Hardik Pandya, Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Navdeep Saini, Ishant Sharma, Murali Vijay, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav.
Afghanistan: Asghar Stanikzai (c), Afsar Zazai, Amir Hamza, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Ihsanullah, Javed Ahmadi, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Nasir Jamal, Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, Sayed Shirzad, Wafadar, Yamin Ahmadzai, Zahir Khan.
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