Afghan bats­men ‘ca­pa­ble’ of scoring hun­dred against In­dia: Lalc­hand Rajput

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KARACHI: Kevin O'Brien was the last in­ter­na­tional crick­eter to score a Test cen­tury in the in­au­gu­ral Test for his coun­try.

Afghanistan will be play­ing its in­au­gu­ral Test (against In­dia) on Thurs­day ((M. Chinnswamy Sta­dium, Ban­ga­lore) and ac­cord­ing to their former coach, Lalc­hand Rajput, there can be a more cen­tu­rion from this team.

Speak­ing ex­clu­sively, whether 58-year-old former In­dia right-handed bats­man took charge of coach­ing, said, "cen­tury in Test cricket is very spe­cial and i am sure Afghan play­ers will be look­ing to get one and I feel Rah­mat Shah, She­hzad and Aas­ghar can get it as they are in good nick".

"In­dian bowl­ing at­tack is good at the mo­ment be it pace or spin whereas Afghan has very good spin­ners like Rashid, Mujeeb and Nabi. so its go­ing to test the tem­per­a­ment of the Afghan play­ers and I am sure who is strong enough will suc­ceed".

"Ra­hamat Shah is tech­ni­cally sound and has good skill lev­els. He is the player to watch in the longer for­mat", Rajput added.

"I have been fol­low­ing the Afghan teams progress as I had spent so much time with them and got the Test sta­tus. Had I been in In­dia, would cer­tainly have had gone there to watch", he signed off.

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