After a terrific season of the limited overs cricket, we are once again back with the real format of the game, which is Test cricket. On one end where Afghanistan are set to make their iconic debut at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, India on the other hand, would like to kick-off their Test time with a bang. Let’s have a look at some of the key Indian players who would be on the minds of every cricket fan during this Test match:
5 key player from India to watch out for:
Ajinkya Rahane, also known as ‘Jinx’ by his teammates has everything to prove here. The stand-in skipper has not been in the best of form so far and would like to make it big. He has a poor IPL season with the bat and the Mumbaikar would be looking to scrap all the dirt related to his bad form against Afghanistan.
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India’s prime spinner in Test cricket, Ashwin, would be hoping for another miracle with the red ball. He has been amazing so far in the white jersey after Harbhajan’s magical era. Now, he also has a point to prove in this one-off Test because Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav are waiting to grab the regular spot in the Test XI.
Murali Vijay is probably one of the most settled batsmen of this Indian team. We are very much aware about his heroics in the Test format and his team would like to see him hit a century against the neighbouring country. Also, Vijay didn’t play much IPL this season for CSK, so it would be interesting to see how he make a comeback.
Yes! The Delhiite is in the squad! He sweated out in English conditions in the recent past to gain back him previous magic with the ball. He managed to prove himself in County in the past and this game would be really important for Ishant Sharma to secure his place in the Test squad. If he plays, then all eyes would be on him.
This man can play T20I with a straight bat! His heroics for KXIP in IPL 2018 has already made him a hero of this format but every cricket fan is aware about the playing style of KL Rahul. He is more of a Test player who can change the scenario of the match anytime with his willow. Let’s see how he would bat in Test cricket now after a bundle of mighty blows in the IPL.