Afghan cricket team in India in 2018
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Dates 14 – 18 June 2018
Captains Ajinkya Rahane
Test series

The Afghanistan cricket team is scheduled to tour India in June 2018 to play a Test match against the India cricket team. It will be Afghanistan's first Test since they were awarded Test status by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in June 2017. In late 2017, it was announced that Zimbabwe would be Afghanistan's first Test opponents, but the tour was confirmed as being limited overs matches only.

In December 2017, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) confirmed that the match would take place in 2018, with the exact date and venue to be announced at a later date. In January 2018, both the ACB and the BCCI confirmed the Test would be played in June in Bengaluru. It will be the first time a Test match has been played in June in India.

India's captain Virat Kohli will miss this Test match as he has chosen to play for Surrey County Cricket Club, to improve his batting before the start of India's tour to England the following month. Ajinkya Rahane was named as India's captain for the match in Kohli's absence.


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Ahead of the Test, Wriddhiman Saha was ruled out of India's squad due to injury, and was replaced by Dinesh Karthik.

Test series

Only Test

14–18 June 2018
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