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Monga: Loss shouldn't deter Afghanistan's desire for Tests

They are nowhere near experiencing the rewards of slogging it out in the longest format, but they need to keep wanting to do that


'Our bowlers were ruthless' - Rahane

The India captain reflects on the team's performance in the Test, and feels it was a good preparation ahead of their England tour


India v Afghanistan

Only Test, Bengaluru

Afghanistan's debut Test ends in two-day thrashing

The newbies struggled against both spin and pace and were dismissed twice in a day

Manjrekar: Afghanistan batting's defensive technique needs most attention

Sanjay Manjrekar also praises their bowlers, especially Rashid Khan, and looks ahead to India's tour of England


Afghanistan 'by no means happy' with their performance

They will need a lot more cricket against established Test teams' A sides, coach Phil Simmons feels

Afghanistan v India

One-off Test, Bengaluru

'Playing Rashid in IPL nets helped me' - Dhawan

Dhawan became the first Indian to score a century before lunch on the first day of a Test


Day one of Tests stressful but enjoyable - Ahmadzai

The Afghanistan bowler reflects on how his side bowled loose deliveries in the first session and then overcame their nerves


Rashid's celebrations or Shahzad's? Nabi's toughest quiz

Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi makes a series of tough decisions


India v Afghanistan

Only Test, Bengaluru

Karthik's chance at redemption after 'hard knocks'

Eight years after his last Test for India, the wicketkeeper is back with a more mature and grounded outlook

Always dreamt of being in the Test side - Karthik

The India wicketkeeper wants to keep pressure away by focussing inwards rather than on his competition


India v Afghanistan

One-off Test, Bengaluru

Mohammed Shami to miss Afghanistan Test

The uncapped Delhi quick Navdeep Saini is his replacement in India's squad

Five questions for India before Afghanistan

Who will open, who will replace Kohli, and other talking points ahead of the historic Test in Bengaluru

Navdeep Saini: from tennis-ball cricket to Tests

Who is Saini, what are his skills, and how did he come into the reckoning for India's squad?

India v Afghanistan

Only Test, Bengaluru

'We have better spinners than India' - Asghar Stanikzai

Ahead of Afghanistan's inaugural Test match, their captain, coach and other players spoke to ESPNcricinfo to share their views on their gifted spin attack

Tests a new frontier for world-class Rashid - Simmons

Afghanistan coach confident of legspinner continuing his T20 form into the longest format


Afghanistan in India 2018

Only Test

Mujeeb takes pressure off me - Rashid

The Afghanistan legspinner is excited about his team's maiden Test in Bengaluru

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Karthik's Test career: 14 years, 23 games, six stints

Once MS Dhoni's calling card, Dinesh Karthik is truly a man of comebacks: he's opened, played as a batsman, donned the gloves and done it all

Injured Saha out of Afghanistan Test

India call up Dinesh Karthik as a replacement

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