After beating Bangladesh 3-0 in the T20I series, an upbeat Afghanistan’s national cricket team skipper Asghar Stanikzai cautioned India ahead of the one-off Test at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru in India from June 14, Times of India reported.
Afghanistan will make their Test debut against top-ranking India and Stanikzai is confident that the recent drubbing of Bangladesh has lifted the morale of the side, despite the win coming in the shortest format of the game.
"Great preparation for the Test match against India - the morale is high," Stanikzai said. "Last couple of years we have performed well. We want to achieve it for Afghanistan. You see the batsmen, bowlers are all in good form."
What is the "caution" here? He simply spoke about Afghan being in great form and that the T20 series in India against Bangladesh was a good prep for their 1st test, Times of India reported.
The Afghan leg-spinner Rashid Khan, the architect of Afghanistan's 3-0 whitewash of Bangladesh, might well be the frontman in Bengaluru and he is looking forward to the big occasion.
"Full credit to my fitness - if you're fit, you can deliver in any department; it doesn't matter whether I'm playing in league cricket or the national team, I just want to enjoy," he said.