“India, we are coming again!”
Afghanistan Cricket Board would let know via their social media. Having impressed with their takedown of former World Cup champions in England, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, Afghanistan will visit the country in January for a three-match T20I series.
The first of the three games shall be played on January 11, 14 and 17. The series will be sandwiched between the India’s tour of South Africa – three T20Is, as many ODIs and two Tests – and the five-Test series against England at home starting early February.
It’ll be a first-ever three-match T20I series between the two nations. The two teams have played five T20Is against each other so far, with India having won four of them while their last contest – a gold medal match at Asian Games in Hangzhou – ended with no result. India however, were deemed winners being the higher seeded team going into the final.
At the 2023 ODI World Cup, the Rohit Sharma-led side emerged victorious against Hashmatullah Shahidi and Co by eight wickets with the Indian skipper scoring a record-seventh ton in the competition.
Afghanistan also have a Test match appearance under their belt in India, dating back to June 2018 – a game India won by an innings and 262 runs.