India wins toss, to bat vs Afghanistan in historic 1st test

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In March, the teenager became the fastest bowler to reach 100 one-day global wickets, and is now the world s top-ranked Twenty20 bowler.

He hasn't played Test cricket so we need to look and see what happens.

Having played worldwide games in Noida and Dehradun, along with countless IPL matches, should make the conditions they will face in Bangalore familiar to the Afghanistan players.

"Today cricket is unifying force for the people of Afghanistan, India takes pride in being shoulder-to-shoulder with Afghanistan in this journey", the message read.

"As President of Afghanistan, I welcome their maiden Test match against India". He joined Afganistan in the under-19 team and then I had to struggle to convince Asghar Stanikzai to put him in the national squad while we were touring Zimbabwe in 2015.

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"Clearly all their spinners put together wouldn't have played that many matches that [a young] Kuldeep Yadav [24 first-class matches] would have played in four day cricket, Karthik said ahead of the historic one-off Test against Afghanistan starting on June 14". Whether they possess the temperament and grit to play through a spell of Ashwin or Jadeja would remain the big question for Afghanistan as they head to Bengaluru. "Best wishes to both teams!" "May sports continue to bring our people closer and strengthen ties".

Several Afghan one-day players like Rashid Khan and Mohammed Nabi have performed well in the IPL series in India.

They have also been part of four Twenty20 World Cups. He simply spoke about Afghan being in great form and that the T20 series in India against Bangladesh was a good prep for their 1st test, Times of India reported.

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They gained one-day worldwide status in 2009 and have qualified for their second 50-over World Cup to be held in England and Wales next year.

The Afghanistan team, who have been impressive in the shorter formats, will make their Test debut at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru tomorrow.

Former Afghanistan coach Inzamam ul Haq, the ex-Pakistan captain, said the team s "passion" in adversity sets them apart, and the performances of Khan and the other spinners in the IPL has boosted their confidence.

"We are not ging to take Afghanistan lightly".

Once the openers were gone, Rashid found his mojo and got to land his googlies consistently on good length troubling the middle order batsmen.

So, Rashid Khan is a story of Afghanistan cricket, which adds charm and charisma to Afghanistan Cricket, and that's superb; and we are really proud that we are generating and we are producing such talents like Rashid, Mujeeb, Zahir Khan, and some of the other youngsters that the world will be surprised with, insha allah, in the future.

"Are we nervous? Not at all because this is the first time I am hearing that word", said Stanikzai. "We are all excited about what is to come but our focus is on winning the Test". "When we first went onto the field, there was excitement and some nerves as well".

"It s a great moment for us as we embark on our Test journey", said Stanikzai, who has been a member of the Afghanistan side since they gained one-day global status in 2009.