IND vs AFG: These 5 Afghanistan players can create trouble for hosts
Which Afghan players do you think will make it big in the Test match against India.
Published - Jun 12, 2018 12:14 pm | Updated - Jun 12, 2018 1:25 pm
It’s just another three days to go for Afghanistan to make their debut in Tests and they will play their first five-day game against powerhouse India at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
Afghanistan will be led by Asghar Stanikzai while India will be captained by stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane. The match may look a mismatch on the paper but given Afghanistan’s performance in Twenty20s and one-day internationals, it will be unwise to write them off from the contest straightaway.
On the contrary, there are players in the Afghanistan squad who can create jitters in the minds of the Indians in the game which the debutants eye to make a memorable one in their cricketing history.
Here we take a look at five players from the Afghanistan side who can turn the tables even on the best of the teams on their given day
1. Rashid Khan
The 19-year-old leg-break bowler has already established himself as one of Afghanistan’s biggest asset about whom even his country’s president is possessive. The fastest to take 100 wickets in ODIs and joint second quickest to take 50 scalps in T20s, Rashid Khan will be hoping to do a John Traicos or Nairmur Rahman in his team’s debut Test versus India.
Both Traicos and Rahman had taken five-wicket hauls for Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, respectively, in their debut Test match against a strong Indian batting line-up. It will be interesting to see how he delivers those ripping googlies with the red ball.