Tournament: Afghanistan tour of India 2018
Teams: India vs Afghanistan
Toss: India, who chose to bat first
The historic Test match between India and Afghanistan is all set to commence on Thursday at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. They are the number 1 Test side in the World currently and no wonder will enter this game as the overwhelming favourites. Though they will not make the mistake of taking their opposition lightly which is coming off a brilliant T20I series victory over Bangladesh.
The team will be led by Ajinkya Rahane who will step in at the helm for the second time in his career. The regular skipper Virat Kohli and wicketkeeper Wridhhiman Saha are recovering from their respective injuries and will miss this game. Also, the pace bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah are rested keeping in mind their workload in the upcoming tour.
India team:Shikhar Dhawan,Murali Vijay,Cheteshwar Pujara,Ajinkya Rahane(c),Lokesh Rahul,Dinesh Karthik(wk),Hardik Pandya,Ravichandran Ashwin,Ravindra Jadeja,Ishant Sharma,Umesh Yadav
Afghanistan team:Mohammad Shahzad,Javed Ahmadi,Rahmat Shah,Asghar Stanikzai(c),Afsar Zazai(wk),Mohammad Nabi,Hashmatullah Shahidi,Rashid Khan,Mujeeb Ur Rahman,Yamin Ahmadzai,Wafadar