Ajinkya Rahane To Lead India In Afghanistan Test, Karun Nair Replaces Virat Kohli

Updated: 11 May 2018 12:49 IST

Virat Kohli will be back in action in the limited-overs series against England.

Ajinkya Rahane To Lead India In Afghanistan Test, Karun Nair Replaces Virat Kohli
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced a 15-member squad for the one-off Test against Afghanistan beginning on June 14 in Bengaluru. Ajinkya Rahane will lead the squad while Karun Nair has been roped in as Virat Kohli's replacement. While regular skipper Kohli will be in England playing county cricket, his deputy Rahane has been handed the mantle of the side against Test debutants Afghanistan. After a brilliant show with the willow in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), Kings XI Punjab duo of Lokesh Rahul and Karun Nair have made a comeback to the Test side. Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma was, however, rested from the squad. The BCCI also announced same squads for the two-match T20I series against Ireland, and the three T20 Internationals against England, which will see Kohli back in India colours.

The selection committee picked the Test team against Afghanistan and for the two-match T2OI series against Ireland, as well as the three-match T20I series and three-match ODI series against England.

The ODI team for the England series saw Iyer, Ambati Rayudu and Siddharth Kaul come in. Rayudu is having a stellar IPL season along with SunRisers Hyderabad's (SRH) Kaul.

Team for one-off Test against Afghanistan: Ajinkya Rahane (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Karun Nair, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Shardul Thakur.

Team for T20I series vs Ireland: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Siddharth Kaul, Umesh Yadav.

Team for T20I series against England: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Siddharth Kaul, Umesh Yadav.

Team for ODI series against England: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan , Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Siddharth Kaul, Umesh Yadav.

India A squad for one-day series against England Lions and West Indies A: Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Sanju Samson, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Vijay Shankar, K Gowtham, Axar Patel, Krunal Pandya, Prasidh Krishna, Deepak Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, Shardul Thakur

India A squad for four-day matches: Karun Nair (Captain), R Samarth, Mayank Agarwal, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari, Ankit Bawne, Vijay Shankar, KS Bharat (wicket-keeper), Jayant Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem, Ankit Rajpoot, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Rajneesh Gurbani

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Topics : India Cricket Team Ireland Cricket Team Afghanistan England Cricket Team Virat Kohli Ajinkya Rahane Suresh Raina Shardul Thakur Siddarth Kaul Yuzvendra Chahal Hardik Pandya Cricket
Highlights
  • Rahane will lead the squad for Afghanistan Test
  • Karun Nair has been roped in as Virat Kohli's replacement
  • Kohli will be back in action in the limited-overs series against England
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