The one-off Test between India and Afghanistan will be played from June 14 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru in what will be a historic encounter between the two sides. Get all the India v Afghanistan Betting Tips for this one-off encounter below.
So what’s so historic about this Test match? For one, and the most important point is that this will be the first ever Test match that Afghanistan will play in their career, becoming the 12th ever side to feature in a game.
Secondly, it’s not like they will be pushovers. A lot is expected out of the Afghanistan team and some are even calling out for a chance they have against the almighty Indians, ranked number one in the Test match world according to the ICC Rankings.
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The reason for that is the presence of a plethora of spinners in their line-up, including the great man Rashid Khan. Rashid has been the front-runner in white ball cricket, having picked up more T20 wickets than anyone else since his debut.
Of all the bowlers to have taken 50+ wickets since his debut, no other bowler has bowled at an economy rate lower than his 5.97, an indicator how difficult it is to play him. And there are others like Mujeed Zadran and Mohammad Nabi as well – one a mystery spinner and the other an off-spinning all-rounder.
India will go into this Test without their captain Virat Kohli, who will be replaced by Ajinkya Rahane as the skipper. Kohli was to play county cricket for Surrey but an injury has ruled him out.
Rahane will have a choice to make about his opening pair – Murali Vijay looks a certainty but there’s KL Rahul who was an incumbent in the last two Tests against South Africa while Shikhar Dhawan opened the innings for India before that.
The bowling will be led by R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, and if the Bangalore pitch behaves like it is expected to, there will be a temptation to play a third spinner in Kuldeep Yadav. Ishant Sharma and Hardik Pandya could lead the seam bowling department in that case.
The latest India v Bangladesh betting tips & predictions will be updated soon, as we get closer to the start of this Test match.