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Ajinkya Rahane to captain India for Afghanistan Test; various squads named

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Ajinkya Rahane will lead the Indian team for the one-off Test against Afghanistan in June. On Tuesday, the BCCI’s selection committee announced four sets of senior squads, for the Afghanistan Test and the limited-overs series in Ireland and England later in the summer.

In addition, the ‘A’ squads for the one-day tri-series and four-day mathches, all in the U.K, were also named. Shreyas Iyer will lead the one-day squad while Karun Nair will lead the team for the four-day games.

In the Test squad, notable inclusions are batsman Karun Nair, fast bowler Shardul Thakur and chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav. Besides Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are not named in the Test squad.

Kohli will represent English county side Surrey after the IPL, to prepare for the England tour.

Test squad: Ajinkya Rahane (Capt.), Shikhar Dhawan, M. Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Karun Nair, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Shardul Thakur

T20s against Ireland: 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, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav

T20s 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, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav

ODIs 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, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav

A’ team for one-day tri-series in UK: Shreyas Iyer (Capt), Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Shubhman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Sanju Samson, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wk), Vijay Shankar, K. Gowtham, Axar Patel, Krunal Pandya, Prasidh Krishna, Deepak Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, Shardul Thakur

A’ team for four-day matches in UK: Karun Nair (Capt), R. Samarth, Mayank Agarwal, AR Easwaran, Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari, Ankit Bawne, Vijay Shankar, KS Bharat (wk), Jayant Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem, Ankit Rajpoot, Momammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Rajneesh Gurbani

Source: The Hindu

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