Australia To Take On Afghanistan In The Only Test In 2021

Australia To Take On Afghanistan In The Only Test In 2021

Lutfullah Stanikzai, Afghanistan, Cricket
Afghanistan played their first-ever Test match against India in Bengaluru.

Australia will square off against Afghanistan next year for a one-off Test as confirmed by the Afghan cricket board. It was scheduled to take place in November 2020; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the historical fixture had to be postponed. Australia and Afghanistan were slated to play a one-off Test match in Perth; however, the COVID-19 outbreak disrupted the schedule.

Afghanistan has been one of the fastest rising cricketing nations in the world today. The Asian nation has threatened to beat some of the full-time cricketing countries through their magnificent level of commitment. In July 2014, Afghanistan toured Zimbabwe to play a series for the first time against a full-time cricketing nation and drew it.

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On the other hand, Australia is undeniably a cricketing powerhouse ever since the game came into inception. The men in yellow come under the first five rankings in world cricket currently, notably holding the top spot in Test cricket. Hence, it should be an exceptional learning experience for Afghan cricketers to play a Test most likely in Australia.

Afghanistan has two vicories from their four Tests so far:

Afghanistan India
Afghanistan cricket team.

While Afghanistan received a plundering at the hands of India in their first Test back in 2018, they bounced back to earn two victories in the next three Tests. The remaining three came against Bangladesh and Ireland – which they won and endured a loss to the West Indies.

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