Afghanistan's maiden Test in Bangalore in June

Afghanistan are set to make their Test debut against India in Bangalore from June 14

Afghanistan are set to make their Test debut against India in Bangalore from June 14

India and Afghanistan will be playing the latter's first-ever Test match in June at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, BCCI announced on Tuesday.

"It will be a historic day for Afghanistan and everybody is waiting for it", Afghanistan cricket board chairman Atif Mashal said in New Delhi.

Eight out of the 12 Test playing nations have been part of day-night cricket but not top-ranked India.

"India and Afghanistan's relationship goes back to centuries, and cricket has only added to it".

This will be the fourth occasion that a Test nation will make their debut against India - Pakistan, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe being the earlier ones.

If anything, Afghani-stan's rise in world cricket has been impressive. "We have raw talent which needs exposure and our target is to be a competitive side in Test cricket in the coming three years".

Afghanistan have emerged as a competitive worldwide team, with strong performances in the limited-overs format including two one-day series victories in Zimbabwe. 13 Afghan players have registered themselves for the IPL auction which will be held in January 27-28.

The match will mark the first anniversary since Afghanistan and Ireland were given Full Member status by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

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