Latest Cricket News Updates Latest news from (c) en-gb Sat 09 Dec 2023 Rahane: From here on it is only upwards for Afghanistan Indian stand-in Test skipper Ajinkya Rahane said his team wanted to be ruthless, after they defeated debutants Afghanistan in two days in Bengaluru Yamin Ahmadzai: Test cricket is most important thing of cricketers career Yamin Ahmadzai picked up the first Test wicket for Afghanistan when he sent back India opener Shikhar Dhawan for 107. Afghanistan fight back with quick wickets Afghanistan fight back with five wickets in last session of Day 1.Rashid and Mujeeb picked up a wicket each and Yamin Ahmadzai picks up 2 wickets Dinesh Karthik: It feels very good to wear the whites Afghanistan debut Test will mark the return to Test cricket of Dinesh Karthik after more than eight years. He last played a Test for India in 2010 After Bangla whitewash, Afghans looking forward to India challenge Having defeated Bangladesh 3-0 in the just-concluded T20 series, Afghanistan are confident of taking on India in their debut Test. Vijay: Even experienced players tend to struggle in England as conditions are alien India Test opener Murali Vijay feels the one-off Test against Afghanistan in Bengaluru next week will be a good preparation for tough England tour starting on August 1. We are playing Team India, not with Virat Kohli: Asghar Stanikzai Afghanistan will take on India in their inaugural Test at Bengaluru from June 14, thus becoming the 12th Test playing nation.India skipper Virat Kohli however will be missing as he has opted for a county stint. Virat Kohli to miss Afghanistan Test Virat Kohli the Indian skipper likely to miss the Afghanistan Test in favour of county cricket for Surrey.