World No.1 India will lock horns with the new yet resilient Afghanistan in the test match tomorrow. The Afghans are high on confidence to play their first Test after a successful T20 series against Bangladesh. Meanwhile, the Indian team led by Ajinkya Rahane will be ruthless on field to rationalize their endurance and skills. Find India vs Afghanistan Playing 11/Fantasy Cricket Preview below.
Overall: Matches – Nil
Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
India and Afghanistan will battle at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
|Matches won batting first||8|
|Matches won bowling first||5|
|Average 1st Inns scores||357|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||323|
|Average 3rd Inns scores||208|
|Average 4th Inns scores||183|
|Highest total recorded||626/10 (150.2 Ov) by Ind vs Pak|
|Lowest total recorded||112/10 (35.4 Ov) by Aus vs Ind|
(The above stats only include the test matches played at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium)
India vs Afghanistan Test Fantasy Cricket Preview/Playing 11
India will be playing sans their skipper Virat Kohli and frontline bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. After performing well at the county games, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ishant Sharma are back to the Indian squad. Dinesh karthika has also sealed a place in the absence of Wriddhiman Saha. Mohammad Shami has been ruled out due to injury. The Bangalore pitch usuallyfavors spinners, hence Ravichandran Ashwin will have an edge over the Afghans. KL Rahul has had a good IPL season and is likely to hit out of the park.
Afghanistan Team coach has pointed out that the Afghan boys will not understand Test cricket until they go onto the field. It is skeptical if their heir hard-hitter, Mohammad Shahzad will play a defensive game and endure on field. Afghanistan needs to work on their batting skills to get through India’s strong spin and pace attack. However, we have seen Rashid Khan and Mujeeb ur Rahman’s phenomenal spin spell in the IPL. It is interesting how R Ashwin and KL Rahul who shared the dressing room with Mujeeb will now help their team to tackle him.
India vs Afganistan Playing 11
|Ajinkya Rahane(c)||Asghar Stanikzai(c)|
|Cheteshwar Pujara||Mohammad Shahzad (wk)|
|Shikhar Dhawan||Mohammad Nabi|
|Dinesh Karthik (wk)||Javed Ahmadi|
|Lokesh Rahul||Ihsanullah Janat|
|Karun Nair||Rahmat Shah|
|Ravichandran Ashwin||Hashmatullah Shahidi|
|Ravindra Jadeja||Rashid Khan|
|Hardik Pandya||Zahir Khan|
|Umesh Yadav||Amir Hamza|
|Ishant Sharma||Mujeeb Ur Rahman|