India vs Afghanistan Match Preview-2018

Team India will be squaring of with Afghanistan in an upcoming test series which is scheduled to begin in Bangalore from 14th to 18th June 2018.

Ajinkya Rahane will be leading the test squad in the absence of the regular skipper Virat Kohli.

Afghanistan were given the test status by the International Cricket Council in June 2017.

It is being termed a historic match which will be hosted in Bengaluru.

Team India will be seeing this series as preparation for upcoming England tour.

India will be wary of 19 year old spinner Rashid Khan who has been in an sensational form in the recently concluded IPL 2018.

The ace spinner bagged 12 wickets in the T-20 series against Bangladesh.

Pace Bowler Dawlat Zadran will be missing due to injury, and his place will be taken by Wafadar Momand.

Afghanistan, Ireland get Test Status

Afghanistan and Ireland have received test status from ICC. They have become the 11th and 12th test playing nations. This was approved during the ICC’s AGM which was held in London. In the year 2005 Ireland were runners up in the ICC tournament, to get their maiden World Cup berth. After 2 years they shocked Pakistan on St Patrick’s day in Jamaica and from there on they never looked back by qualifying for the consecutive world cup which they defeated England and West Indies to go ahead and remain competitive with the other test playing nations. They had players like Ed Joyce,William Boyd Rankin has played cricket for both England and Irish. Warren Deutrom the Ireland Chief Exeuctive said that players won’t leave in the future. Continue reading “Afghanistan, Ireland get Test Status”