India vs Afghanistan Test match LIVE Streaming Online: Afghanistan’s excitement to make Test debut was swiped away by Dhawan storm on day 1 of the Bangalore Test. The southpaw dominated the Afghan bowlers and smashed 100 before lunch, becoming the first India batsman to do so. Dhawan was so destructive that 90 per cent of his runs came in boundaries. He was it his classic best and was helped by the visitors who bowled some really poor balls. The Afghan captain tried to be very aggressive which again didn’t work in his favour. It shall be interesting to see Stanikzai’s tactics after the break and also how the mystery men respond after this onslaught.
The Afghanistan cricket team is making its much-awaited and talked-about Test debut against India at MA Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru today. After winning the toss, Indian skipper Ajinkya Rahane elected to bat first in conditions that are likely to help the fast-bowlers early on. Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini and Karun Nair are missing out for India.
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The Afghan captain Asgar Stanikzai had fired shots ahead of the match saying that his side has better spinners in Rashid Khan, Mujeeb, Nabi, Rahmat, Zahir. The top-order batsman added that he is team has prepared well for the Test and is motivated to represent the country in the whites.
India, on the other hand, is led by a calm Ajinkya Rahane in Kohli’s absence who faced a tough task of selecting the playing XI despite resting some big names. With Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan at the top, KL Rahul is likely to bat at 4 followed by Ajinkya Rahane and Dinesh Karthik at 5 and 6, respectively.
India have also opted to play an all-rounder in Hardik Pandya instead of an extra spinner. The bowling unit will be led by spin-twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja who would be hoping for some help from Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma.
Who won the toss?
Indian skipper Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and elected to bat first in conditions that are likely to help the fast bowlers.
Where is India vs Afghanistan one-off Test match?
The one-off Test match between India and Afghanistan is being played at M. A. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
When is India vs Afghanistan one-off Test?
The one-off Test match between India and Afghanistan will be played on June 14, 2018.
When is the one-off Test match between India and Afghanistan going to start?
The one-off Test match between India and Afghanistan started at 09:30 AM IST. The toss took place 30 minutes before the match starts.
How to watch India vs Afghanistan one-off Test on TV?
The match will be shown live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3 HD.
Where to watch India vs Afghanistan Test match LIVE Streaming Online?
The India vs Afghanistan LIVE streaming online will be available on Hotstar. You can also follow the live updates on FinancialExpress.com.
Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Lokesh Rahul, Dinesh Karthik(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.
Mohammad Shahzad, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Stanikzai(c), Afsar Zazai(w), Mohammad Nabi, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Yamin Ahmadzai, Wafadar