The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has confirmed the itinerary of Afghanistan’s historic tour of India. Afghanistan are slated to tour India in January 2024, for his or her first-ever white-ball sequence towards the Males in Blue. The 2 sides will battle towards one another in a three-match T20I sequence beginning January 11 on the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.
Notably, India and Afghanistan have solely crossed paths with one another throughout ACC (Asian Cricket Council) and ICC (Worldwide Cricket Council) occasions in white-ball cricket. Therefore, the upcoming sequence in January will mark the start of bilateral cricketing relations between the 2 international locations from the white-ball standpoint.
Although the 2 groups have not performed a white-ball recreation towards one another in a bilateral sequence, they’ve wrestled arms within the red-ball format already. In a standalone Take a look at in Bengaluru on the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in June 2018, the then-Asghar Afghan-led Afghanistan had crossed swords with India.
India had been led by Ajinkya Rahane within the absence of Virat Kohli and had completely dominated the fixture, in the end successful it by an innings and 262 runs. The hosts had posted a mammoth complete of 474 runs with the assistance of dual centuries by openers Shikhar Dhawan (107) and Murali Vijay (105).
In response, the touring social gathering folded for scores of 109 and 103 within the first and the second innings respectively. Proper-arm off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin dazzled with the ball as he claimed figures of 4/27 within the first innings whereas his companion in crime sluggish left-arm orthodox bowler Ravindra Jadeja bagged 4/17 within the second innings to assist India declare victory with ease.
Afghanistan’s T20I tour of India (2024):
|January 11||1st T20I||IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali|
|January 14||2nd T20I||Holkar Stadium, Indore|
|January 17||third T20I||M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru|
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