Just one day left for one of the most iconic Test matches in the history of cricket. Hosts India and the newcomer Afghanistan are set to face-off each other at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. So, just before the game, we are presenting the major key battles from this contest. Here they are:
Ajinkya Rahane vs Rashid Khan
India’s one of the finest batsmen when it comes to Test cricket, Ajinkya Rahane, had a tough time during the IPL 2018. He didn’t have a good season with the bat which he would like to convert by hitting a big hundred against Afghanistan. On the other hand, his major competition would be against the top-class spinner Rashid Khan who has taken the cricketing world on on fire.
He could be even more dangerous when the red ball would become old. His regular spells of around 7-8 overs can took the game in Afghanistan’s favour at any time. Jinx on the other hand, is a Test specialist who has the ability to tackle any kind of bowler. So, this competition could grab millions of eyes.
Who will win the battle?
- Rashid Khan (93%, 14 Votes)
- Ajinkya Rahane (7%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 15
Mohammad Shahzad vs Umesh Yadav
Coming back with a remarkable speed shown during the IPL, Umesh Yadav would like to destroy few Paytm stumps during his bowling. He was fantastic with the ball while playing for Kohli’s RCB in IPL 2018 and his extra speed couldn’t stop every cricket fan from praising him.
Afghanistan’s opener Mohammad Shahzad is known to dismantle the bowlers during the initial stages of the game but with the kind of speed Yadav has these days, it won’t be easy for Afghan giant to take him over. The battle is going to be a stunner. Right?
Who will win this battle?
- Mohammad Shahzad (70%, 7 Votes)
- Umesh Yadav (30%, 3 Votes)
Total Voters: 10
Mujeeb Ur Rahman vs Cheteshwar Pujara
Afghanistan would surely go with all 3 spinners keeping in mind the turning wicket in India. So, expect Mujeeb to be a part of playing XI. His battle against Pujara could create some interest in this 5-day battle. The number 3 batsman is known to defend most of the deliveries but Mujeeb, on the other hand, has different varieties in his bowling not to forget his speed as well.
So, according to Cricwizz, these 3 competitions would be the major ones where fans would expect their respective players to win. What do you think about the match? Can Afghan giants create history in their first-ever Test or India would go on to win this iconic battle?
Who will win this battle?
- Mujeeb Ur Rahman (92%, 11 Votes)
- Cheteshwar Pujara (8%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 12
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