India vs Afghanistan Live Score Test Live Cricket Streaming: India have hosted countries playing their debut Test match thrice before and on Thursday, they will host Afghanistan which will become the fourth team to play their debut Test against India. The two teams clash in the five-day match in Bangalore which will also mark the beginning of cricket in India. Afghanistan have adopted India as their home, playing international games in the country so they are aware of the conditions but it will not easy against the world number one team. Ajinkya Rahane will captain India in place of Virat Kohli. Catch India vs Afghanistan Live Cricket Score One-off Test Live Cricket Streaming Online here.
The two teams are coming out on the field for the national anthems. The players and officials have lined up. Afghanistan national anthem will be played first followed by India’s.
India Sports Miniter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is present in Bangalore and a small presentation for Afghanistan to mark this historic moment.
— BCCI (@BCCI) 14 June 2018
Historic moment for the 11 players who will take field against India. Afghanistan Playing XI:Ashgar Stanikzai, Mohamad Shahzad, Javed Ahmadi, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rahmat Shah, Afsar Zazai, Mohammed Nabi, Rashid Khan, Yamin Ahmadzai, Wafadar, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
— ICC (@ICC) 14 June 2018
India Playing XI vs Afghanistan: Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav
Toss time in Bangalore! India have won the toss and elected to bat against Afghanistan in Bangalore. Rahane says there is grass on this pitch but it looks a good one to bat on
There is a tinge of green grass on the Chinnaswamy pitch and it looks a bit damp as well. There are some overhead clouds in Bangalore. Looks good to support pacers.
Afghanistan are set to become the 12th nation to play Test cricket when they take field against India at Bangalore. India are not taking them lightly and no one should. Here the story — Cricket gets its 12th man
Almost ten years after they made their international debut, Afghanistan are all set to become a Test playing nation. Afghanistan are all set to play their debut Test against India in Bangalore and this is a big moment in Test cricket. The team from refugee camps in now in Test cricket. The stunning story of Afghanistan crickcet has now taken another leap and they deserve the Test status.
India vs Afghanistan Live Cricket Score Test Live Cricket Streaming: Statistically, it’s a classic David vs Goliath showdown but contextually, it’s the beginning of a historic new chapter in international cricket as world No.1 India take on a war-ravaged-but-resilient Afghanistan in their first ever Test match.
While majority of the sports fans, in soul and spirit, will be in Russia enjoying the surreal skills of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the eternal cricket romantic will try to derive his little pleasures of life watching Rashid Khan trying to hurry Shikhar Dhawan with a flipper or bowl a googly to Ajinkya Rahane.
There is always a nervous anticipation associated with performance of a new team but the politico-social narrative associated with Afghanistan gives the game a different context.
On the surface, it is just another Test match but it is much beyond that. The Rashids, Mujeeb Zadrans and Mohammed Shahzads would like to put their best foot forward in trying to at least provide their countrymen a refuge in sporting success.
India have been Afghanistan’s close allies and the BCCI has shown magnanimity in opening their stadiums so that the national team can practice. But come Thursday, Ajinkya Rahane’s India will not spare an inch as they are expected to put up a ruthless show.
No wonder the iconic CLR James line is still so relevant “What do they know of Cricket who only Cricket Know.”