Monday, 20 August, 2018

Afghanistan appeals for more cricket as historic match starts in India

Afghanistan is all set to make its Test debut against India in Bengaluru this week Afghanistan is all set to make its Test debut against India in Bengaluru this week
Rita Gibson | 14 June, 2018, 16:16

It is an inspiration for worldwide cricket.

It will be a historic moment for Asghar Stanikzai's team when they step out on Thursday for their maiden five-day outing against the world's number one Test side. "It's like any other Test match for us".

Those of you looking to catch the action online can access hotstar.com to watch the live streaming of India vs Afghanistan Test match.

To watch a live stream of the India vs. Afghanistan first and only Test cricket match from Bangalore, India, in the United States, the only source is the US affiliate of India streaming site Hotstar at this link.

"This is yet another poignant example of the everlasting friendship between India and Afghanistan", Ghani said in a statement.

With this one-off Test match, Afghanistan will become a Test playing nation, who have been making an upward curve in the limited-overs format. Modi said on Twitter.

However, this does not work as Dhawan, who has played alongside Rashid in IPL and has faced the Afghan spinner in the nets many times; dominated over the bowler completely.

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The match between India and Afghanistan is labelled to be a historic one. We are not thinking about Afghanistan as well: "yes, we respect them as our opponent but it's important for us to go out there and give more than our 100 per cent", said the top-order batsman. India and now Afghanistan are now two major Asian forces in cricket.

Cricket - India v Afghanistan - Afghanistan Team's Press Conference - Bengaluru, India - June 13, 2018 - Afghanistan's cricket team captain Asghar Stanikzai (L) and Afghanistan's National Team Manager Shir Agha Hamkar address a news conference.

New Delhi enjoys close relations with Afghanistan and both accuse common neighbour Pakistan of not doing enough to stop Islamist militants operating on its territory.

"Today cricket is unifying force for the people of Afghanistan, India takes pride in being shoulder-to-shoulder with Afghanistan in this journey", the message read.

India has given long-term visas to Afghan players to live and practise there without worrying about security.

"We have worked hard for this and will try to keep up our good performance in the Test match as well", the 30-year-old skipper said. "In my opinion, we have good spinners, better spinners than India", he further added.

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