India opted to bat after winning the toss against Afghanistan, 8 years after returning to Kartik’s Test
No country has won its first Test match other than Australia. He defeated England in 1877.
In the first Test match against Afghanistan, India won the toss and decided to bat first. Earlier, Narendra Modi congratulated both the teams for this match. He said, ‘I congratulate the people of Afghanistan for playing the first match of their team.’ The return of wicketkeeper batsman Dinesh Karthik has come back. They will play the first Test after 8 years. Indian team captain Ajinkya Rahane is doing it. He got the chance to captain the Test for the second time. At the same time, Afghanistan captain Asghar Stanikzai Afghanistan was recognized by the ICC in 2011. He got ODI status in 2009.
India: Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.
Afghanistan: Asghar Stanikzai (Captain), Mohammad Shahzad (wicketkeeper), Javed Ahmadi, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rahmat Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Yameen Ahmadjai, loyalist, Mujib ur Rehman.
Australia win first Test
– Only Australia have won their first match in the Test playing nations. He defeated England in 1877. After that, 10 countries have debited, 9 of which faced defeat.
At the same time, Zimbabwe had played their first Test match against India, which was drawn.
Afghanistan will be the fourth team to debut against India
– Afghanistan will be the fourth team to debut against India. Earlier, Pakistan, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh played their first match against India.
– The highest number of countries against England has been debited.
– Only Zimbabwe’s team has drawn a match against India. Whereas, Pakistan and Bangladesh had to face defeat.
Eyes on KL Rahul and Rashid Khan
KL Rahul: The regular Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay are available for the match. Right-hander, opener KL Rahul, who is also the best performer in the IPL, is also in the team. Now it is to see what team management bat at them. Also, since the good performance in the IPL, the team has increased their expectations.
Rahul has scored 1458 runs in 23 Tests at an average of 40.50. He did not even make a single half-century in his last three matches. This year, in the IPL, Rahul has scored 659 runs in 14 matches.
Rashid Khan: 19-year-old leg spinner Rashid Khan has joined the world’s dangerous spinners in limited overs cricket. This year he has done fantastic performance in the IPL, World Cup Qualifier Tournament, World XI-West Indies match. Now in the Test match, everyone will be looking at them and all want to see how they perform in this big format of cricket.
– Rashid has taken 100 wickets at an average of 21.40 in 44 one-dayers. He is the fastest bowler in the world to take 100 wickets. He also made 21 wickets in IPL.