On 11 December 2017, BCCI announced that they will host the war-ravaged Afghanistan's maiden Test match in 2019-2020 season. The venue and dates would be finalized later.
After the Special General Meeting(SGM), BCCI acting president Amitabh Choudhary said, "Afghans were scheduled to play their first Test in 2019 versus Australia, but considering the historic relationship between India and Afghanistan, we decided to host their first Test."
Atif Mashal, Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) chairman, tweeted "@ACBofficials and @BCCI have agreed that Afghanistan will play its first Test against India. The exact date and venue of the match will be shared in a joint press conference in due course. I personally thank BCCI board for the decision."
Earlier in June this year, Afganistan and Ireland were made the sport's 11th and 12th Test playing nation respectively.
Since 1952, only Sri Lanka and Ireland have not played their debut Test match against India. Sri Lanka played their first test match against England. Ireland is scheduled to play their maiden test match against Pakistan in May 2018.
Let us have a look at the other teams who played their first test against India and how it went.