Afghanistan will embark on a brand new journey of their cricket historical past after they make their Test debut towards a Virat Kohli-less No.1-ranked India within the historic one-off Test on the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday. Afghanistan, who’re rising via the ranks of world cricket, have named a spin-heavy squad for his or her debut Test to provide India a style of their very own drugs. The squad includes 5 spinners in Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Zahir Khan and left-arm spinner Hamza Kotak, who by the way emerged because the main wicket-taker within the not too long ago concluded first-class competitors. India have somewhat benefit within the upcoming Test as their batsmen have already confronted a few Afghan spinners within the Indian Premier League (IPL). Afghan stars Rashid and Mujeeb loved fruitful campaigns within the IPL, enjoying for Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab respectively. But the house facet should be somewhat aware that they do not slip on a possible banana pores and skin as they arrive into the sport with none match observe. India even have a few new gamers of their squad, which is able to make Rahane’s process of fielding the proper mixture a bit troublesome. Three key gamers — common skipper Kohli together with pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have been rested as they put together for the difficult tour to England subsequent month. New inclusions like wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini and Karun Nair will purpose to take advantage of this opportunity and wish to cement their place within the enjoying XI. The batting division appears settled with the likes of Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Lokesh Rahul, Karun Nair and Dinesh Karthik. In the bowling division, India have the star spinning trio of Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav together with pacers Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur. (LIVE SCORECARD)
Live updates between India vs Afghanistan, One-off Test, Day 1, straight from M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
10:36 IST : Rashid Khan is right here! Second bowling change for Afghanistan as teenage sensation Rashid Khan has been introduced on by skipper Asghar Stanikzai.
10:32 IST : Drinks! India have began off on a optimistic be aware. Both Dhawan and Vijay have negotiated the brand new ball fairly nicely. Dhawan has attacked spinner Nabi in his three overs, amassing two boundaries within the over simply earlier than drinks. Wafadar has been the bowler to be careful for within the first 13 over and until now has bowled six overs troubling each Dhawan and Vijay on a few events. IND 62-Zero after 13 overs.
10:25 IST : Fifty up on the board for India! Dhawan and Vijay gather 12 runs within the 11th over to take the workforce’s whole fifty. IND 54-Zero after 11 overs.
10:21 IST : SIX! First six of the match. Dhawan dances down the observe and clobbers Nabi for a most over his head. IND 48-Zero after 10.1 overs.
10:15 IST : Nabi ends his first over making a gift of solely a single. Both Dhawan and Vijay have been watchful. Single for Dhawan within the ninth over. IND 41-Zero after 9 overs.
10:11 IST : First bowling change for Afghanistan. Spin it’s. Asghar Stanikzai brings off-spinner Mohammad Nabi on the assault within the ninth over. IND 40-Zero after eight overs.
10:06 IST : 13 runs off the seventh over. Yamin has not been correct together with his line and size. Two boundaries on the leg and one on the off facet for southpaw Dhawan. IND 36-Zero
10:02 IST : WIDE! First broad ball of the match. Yamin throws the ball too far exterior the off-stump after getting hit by Dhawan for a boundary in direction of sq. leg on the earlier ball. IND 28-Zero
09:57 IST : After the tip of 5 overs India are 18 with out loss. There hasn’t been a lot of a motion off the seam within the first 5 overs. Both Yamin and Wafadar have bowled decently, sometimes drifting down the leg facet. Indian openers have been watchful and have performed the ball in keeping with the benefit. IND 18-Zero after 5 overs
09:43 IST : Couple of boundaries to finish the second over. Dhawan slams two boundaries off Wafadar in direction of cowl area within the second over. IND 10-Zero after 2 overs.
09:40 IST : Decent begin from Afghanistan. Just a few singles within the first over. c Ahmadzai has bowled with an honest line and size. However his pace has solely been within the mid 120’s. IND 2-Zero after 1 over.
09:35 IST : Right on the cash! Wicket to wicket ball from Yamin Ahmadzai and Vijay faucets it for a single. India open their account. IND 1-Zero
09:30 IST : Shikhar Dhawan and Murli Vijay are out on the middle to start out the proceedings for India. Yamin Ahmadzai will open the bowling for Afghanistan. Murli Vijay will face the primary ball. Three slips and a gully for Afghanistan within the opening over.
09:20 IST : Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in on the bottom alongside BCCI and ACB officers for the historic event.
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09:14 IST : Playing XI for India : Murli Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane (capt), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.
09:13 IST : First ever Test enjoying XI for Afghanistan : Mohammad Shahzad, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Stanikzai (capt), Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Afsar Zazai (wk), Rashid Khan, Yamin Ahmadzai, Wafadar, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
09:00 IST : Toss : India win the toss and choose to bat first towards Afghanistan.
08:53 IST : Pitch Report : Lots of lateral motion anticipated on Day 1 of the Test as there’s a tinge of inexperienced on the floor. Bright sunshine on the the bottom. Win the toss and bowl first says Sunil Gavaskar in his pitch report.
08:50 IST : Boys are on the sphere, warming-up forward of the toss.
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08:46 IST : Big day is lastly right here for Afghanistan as they gear up for his or her maiden Test towards primary ranked workforce India.
— Afghan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) June 13, 2018
08:45 IST : Hello and welcome to the reside weblog of Day 1 of the one-off Test between India and Afghanistan straight from M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
Having gained all their final six Test collection at dwelling within the earlier season, the Indians are anticipated to sail via simply as they purpose to start out the season on a excessive and take the arrogance to the five-Test rubber in England. With a spin-heavy squad, the Afghans could also be certainly aiming for a fairy story begin to their Test journey as skipper Asghar Stanikzai additionally backed his spinners being higher than the house trio of Ashwin, Jadeja and Kuldeep. In actuality, the Indians have been roughly snug towards the slower bowlers within the earlier season barring the primary Test towards Australia in Pune final yr. Afghanistan, however, will not discover the going too straightforward towards the seasoned Indian campaigners. While the star-studded bowling line-up has hogged a lot of the limelight, the Afghans would count on their batsmen to contribute equally in the event that they hope for a dream begin to their Test journey.