Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) announced on Tuesday that the Afghanistan men’s cricket team will play for a three-match T20 series in January. India Will visit. The Afghanistan Cricket Board said in a statement that the Afghanistan national cricket team will tour India for a three-match T20 series in early January 2024. The series will start from January 11 and will run till January 17. The second T20 match will be played on 14 January.
The first match will be held in Mohali on January 11.
The first match of the three-match T20 series will be held on January 11 in Mohali, followed by the second match on January 14 in Indore and the third match on January 17 in Bengaluru. Afghanistan and India have participated in various Asian Cricket Council (ACC) and ICC events. This series marks the first time that these countries will be involved in a multi-match white ball series. Both the teams have faced each other in five T20 matches so far, out of which India has won all the matches.
Afghanistan was at sixth place in the points table
Afghanistan recently toured India for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Here, after registering memorable victories against England, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, they finished sixth in the points table. Afghanistan’s victory over Pakistan was no less than the World Cup victory. It was celebrated throughout Afghanistan.
Ajay Jadeja was Afghanistan’s mentor in the World Cup
Afghanistan had made former Team India star Ajay Jadeja the mentor of the team for the World Cup. The performance of the team under the supervision of Jadeja is being praised all around. Afghanistan lost its two opening matches against Bangladesh and India. After that, in a big upset, Afghanistan defeated defending champion England by 69 runs.
Afghanistan also defeated Pakistan
After this, in the fourth match, Afghanistan had to face defeat by New Zealand by 149 runs. Taking a lesson from this defeat, the Afghanistan team again returned to the winning track and registered three consecutive wins. This team defeated Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Netherlands in consecutive matches. But in the last two matches, the team was eliminated from the tournament after losing to Australia and South Africa.