Asghar Stanikzai will lead Afghanistan in the historic Test against India
Afghanistan pocket a prestigious position with the meritorious rendition over the period of time. Couldn’t have been a better story.
The likes of Mohammad Shahzad, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammad Nabi have demonstrated all round ability different leagues all over the world.
They are preferred over many established players in franchise cricket.
The hefty spin attack will trouble Indian batsman on tired and dry post summer pitches. Spinners will surely come into play and it will be a tedious job to encounter them.
What we have witnessed of Afghanistan is a minute trailer as they have some highly skilled cricketers in their ranks.
The players like Asghar Stanikzai can turn things around with their experience and nurturing young cricketers like Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman who already posses loads of confidence at the big stage will come into play big time.
Rashid Khan bagged 21 wickets in this years IPL. Managed to get them through to the finals but fell short on the final day. Lost to Chennai Super Kings by 8 wickets.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman got injured after playing crucial role in some matches.
KXIP needed him desperately in the latter stage as they fell short of what could have been a lovely campaign.
Chinnaswamy stadium, Bengaluru will host the 5 day test match from 14th June.
With both sides having all departments covered there wont be any favorites going into this game.
India has the required experience but the fearless cricket by Afghanistan makes the fixture utterly unpredictable.
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