Ajinkya Rahane to discuss future plans with selectors after India-Afghanistan Test

Ruben Hill
June 14, 2018

"When I played with them (Afghanistan) in Ireland, it was a little more greener than this and it still turned", he said.

Afghanistan play their debut Test.

Nair further added "All of our spinners have proven themselves in Test cricket, so there isn't much to add to that". Rashid Khan and Mujeeb ur Rahman have been striking players in the IPL. "But the key is to be watchful and take it as it comes".

India's stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane assured his side is not taking Afghanistan lightly and will be ruthless against them in their maiden Test starting at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday.

Where will the India vs Afghanistan one-off Test match be played?

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For Navdeep Saini, this Test has probably come too soon, but we'll be seeing and hearing a lot more of him. They have a decent team.bowlers (are good). Talking about Afghanistan, we won't take them lightly.

"Getting back to Test mode from T20 is about tuning our minds rather than focusing on skills". He has not played Test cricket. "Our attitude will remain the same on the field".

Stanikzai admitted his inexperienced unit faced a daunting task in the long format but said they were determined to put their best foot forward.

"As a Test team, we can not take anyone for granted". They expect us to perform well because recently Afghanistan performed really well in the T20s and ODIs. Along with the anticipation, there will also be a twinge of regret, mixed with some relief. "But let's see how the pitch plays tomorrow", he said.

The live telecast of the India vs Afghanistan one-off Test match will begin at 9.30 am IST every morning. We are disappointed he is not playing, but a little bit happy that we are not going to bowl to him all the time. "We are happy to be here and playing India, Virat is not India". "Virat is not India".

The sense of occasion is not lost on Ajinkya Rahane.

Afghanistan Test squad: Asghar Stanikzai (c), Mohammad Shahzad, Javed Ahmadi, Ihsanullah Jannat, Rahmat Shah, Nasir Jamal, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afsar Zazai, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Zahir Khan, Hamza Hotak, Syed Ahmad Sherzad, Yamin Ahmadzai, Wafadar Momand, Mujeeb ur Rahman.

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