Deccan Chronicle – Bengaluru: When Afghanistan step into the M.


  • Afghan captain Asghar Stanikzai, asked if they were nervous on the eve of the match against India here on Wednesday, said, “Well, I am hearing it for the first time.
  • Test cricket viewership has the potential to go up by 34 million as no one at home would want to miss the match which completes them as a cricket playing nation, he added.
  • Stanikzai agreed that there was a difference between playing a T20 and a Test match.
  • Coach Phil Simmons, asked to comment on his skipper’s statement that their spinners were better that India’s, said: “My captain knows what he is talking about.
  • But we are here to win the Test match and beat India and not Virat.

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