Rain would possibly rob a couple of portions of the sport whilst the pitch isn’t anticipated to play at any excessive.
For some time now, India have wrestled with the most efficient choices to select from the ones to be had with number one focal point on the 2 trios – the openers and spinners. There is an opportunity that within the absence of Virat Kohli, all 3 openers characteristic however Murali Vijay’s loss of game-time within the contemporary previous may just additionally pave the best way for Karun Nair to discover a spot within the heart order. R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja lead the race for the spinners’ slots however Kuldeep Yadav has an out of doors likelihood of having in, if wrist spin takes priority.
Probable XI: Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Murali Vijay/Karun Nair, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja/Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma
With spin bowling being a transparent energy, Afghanistan will strive against with the best choices to select from. They have all imaginable choices – left-arm wrist spinner in Zahir Khan, thriller spinners in Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan’s leg spin, standard finger spinners and all-round choices in Mohammad Nabi and Amir Hamza.
Probable XI: Javed Ahmadi/ Ihsanullah, Mohammad Shahzad, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Stanikzai, Nasir Jamal, Mohammad Nabi, Afsar Sazai (wk), Rashid Khan, Yamin Ahmadzai, Sayad Shirzad/Wafadar, Zahir Khan/Mujeeb ur Rahman/Amir Hamza
– This is the primary time ever India are website hosting a Test fit within the month of June. It would be the 265th Test on Indian soil and with this Test, simplest the months of May and July stay to host a Test in India.
– If decided on, Dinesh Karthik will probably be enjoying his first Test since 2010. He has ignored 87 Tests in between which is the 6th maximum through any participant and probably the most for an Indian participant.
– If decided on, Mujeeb Ur Rahman will grow to be the primary participant to be born within the 21st century to play Test cricket. He can even grow to be the 6th participant since 1900 to make his top quality debut in a Test fit.
– Since Jan 2012, this will probably be simplest India’s 2nd of the 63 Tests to not characteristic Virat Kohli. The simplest different Test he ignored was once towards Australia in Dharamsala ultimate yr.
India (From): Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Karun Nair, Dinesh Karthik(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Shikhar Dhawan, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini
Afghanistan (From): Mohammad Shahzad(w), Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Stanikzai(c), Nasir Jamal, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Yamin Ahmadzai, Sayed Shirzad, Wafadar, Zahir Khan, Ihsanullah Janat, Amir Hamza, Afsar Zaza