The stage is set for Afghanistan to become the 12th Test-playing country tomorrow at M.Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru. Let's take a look at the individuals who can affect the outcome of this fixture.
India vs Afghanistan
KL Rahul had a stellar IPL season and looks like a top-bat bet among the two lineups. With the ball, both Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja can run through Afghan lineup.
In Rashid Khan and Mujeeb ur Rahman, Afghanistan has two exciting talents who can come good with the ball.
West Indies vs Sri Lanka
Shane Dowrich scored a match-winning century in the first innings to lead the charge. Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach and Miguel Cummins bowled with pace to run through Sri Lankan batting.
Kusal Mendis came good with the bat for the tourists in the second innings. Lahiru Kumara was the pick of the touring bowlers in the first Test.
Essex vs Yorkshire
Chopra is the third leading run-getter in the tournament. Bopara has been superb with the ball as well as the bat. Wagner is another who can make a big impact in the fixture.
Kohler-Cadmore and Lyth are having a great run in the ongoing Royal London One-Day Cup. In the absence of regular bowlers, Steven Paterson and Matthew Fisher will lead the attack for the Vikings.
Nottinghamshire vs Kent
Wessels and Mullaney are the batsmen the Outlaws can rely on, while Jake Ball and Carter have been their best bowlers.
Kent Spitfires would want their consistent batters – Denly and Kuhn – to come good once again. With the ball, Stevens, Henry and Hagget have inflicted the most damage.