Afghanistan are eagerly waiting for their Test journey to begin! They have been in a tremendous form over the last couple of years and would love to take this form in the white dress as well. Just 5 days are left for their first-ever Test and Bengaluru crowd would be seen in large numbers.
The kind of form in which Afghanistan are; they have the capability to beat big teams at this stage. This Test match could be their maiden test victory because of the following reasons below:
Afghanistan’s spin giants
The likes of Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Mohammad Nabi are enough to crush the Indian batting line-up. The trio has been in a terrific form in the recent past and what more they want if they trouble the Indian line-up.
Indian pitches are usually turning when it comes to Test matches. Now, as Afghanistan’s strength is also spin, it would be interesting to see what kind of pitch would be made. What do you think of this?
Afghanistan have been playing their majority of cricket in India. Even their best players are aware about the wickets. Now, when it comes to crowd, the support for Afghanistan won’t be less than the support for Indians. It would be a great battle to watch out for.
Absence of Kohli
As Kohli is not playing this Test match, Afghan side have a better chance of keeping India under pressure. Rahane, the stand-in skipper would be under pressure in this historic game due to his poor form in the recently concluded IPL. Overall, the visitors are having a great chance to blow the hosts with their talented team.