The Afghanistan cricket team is scheduled to play against Indian cricket team in June 2018. Who would have thought that their first ever match would be played against the best cricket team. In June 2017 the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced a one off India vs Afghanistan test match in 2018. The match is scheduled to be held in Bengaluru, but the venue is subjected to change.
India vs Afghanistan – The Pathans finally enter the Big League
Afghanistan earned their Test status alongside Ireland in June last year. Meanwhile, Afghanistan now becomes the 12th test-playing nation. For the first time, a Test match is going to be played in the month of June 2018 where it would be raining in most parts of India, and if not the players should brace themselves for some extremely hot conditions, which would be unbearable for playing conditions. Cricket and Afghanistan have a long history as Afghanistan was the only country that gained full One Day International (ODI) status back in 2011.
While the political scenario in Afghanistan and the war conflict has hindered sports development in the country, they still managed to participate in their first time 50-over World Cup in 2015 and they also played in the World Twenty20 competition.
Afghanistan has struggled a lot to come up till the position they are in now. As they defeated West Indies in 2016 T20 World cup where the Cup was won by West Indies and apparently for the Windies this was their only defeat in the victorious World Cup campaign.
India vs Afghanistan – A Friendship Blossoms
Tactfully India and Afghanistan are long-established friends and for the Afghans India is their second home in international cricket. However, Indian captain Virat Kohli won’t be playing this match as he is on his mission to improve his batting before the start of India’s tour to England in the following month.
Team India would be led Mumbaikar Ajinkya Rahane in the absence of Kohli. This match would be a historic moment for both the countries as their friendship comes a long way and cricket would be added as another layer to their friendship for which everyone is happy for.
Besides welcoming them into five-day cricket, the BCCI has extended a helping hand to Afghanistan on a number of occasions.
India vs Afghanistan – Afghan team preview
Talking about Afghanistan, the two players Rashid Khan and Mohammed Nabi have proved be a handsome bargain for Sunrisers Hyderabad who brought them in the IPL auction. Mujeeb Zadran who plays for Afghanistan National Cricket Team was bought in this year’s IPL and is giving a tough time to the batsman. He has the best economy rate as of now even while keeping Rashid Khan in the list. Afghanistan players are proving their talent in IPL 2018, and we hope this match would be an exciting and thrilling experience for all the cricket lovers out there.