It will be the most glittering moment for the Afghanistan as played their maiden historic test match in the red ball format. Afghanistan struggled, they have waited and finally, Test cricket will have a new nation.
Indian pacer Mohammed Shami is dropped out as he failed to clear the Fitness Test. Delhi’s fast bowler Navdeep Saini is called as his replacement.
India will be part of a team’s maiden Test for the fourth time. Previously, India already hosted Bangladesh, Pakistan and Zimbabwe’s maiden Test. At home, this will be the 2nd such occasion for India. India's first such instance came way back in 1952 when they hosted Pakistan’s debut Test in Delhi.
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
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 Zazai