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Ajinkya Rahane To Lead India Against Afghanistan, Karun Nair, Shreyas Iyer Named India A Skippers

File Picture Courtesy : CricWizz
File Picture Courtesy : CricWizz

Amidst the IPL 2018 , the BCCI led by chairman of the selectors M S K Prasad  in discussions with Skipper Virat Kohli, Head Coach Ravi Shastri and India A coach fomer India skipper and batting legend Rahul Dravid have announced the Indian team for the forthcoming series in England, Ireland.  The squads for the India A tours  in UK too have been announced.

As Indian skipper Virat Kohli will be away  playing in England for his county Surrey, His Deputy in Tests Ajinkya Rahane has been named skipper.  Rohit Sharma does not figure in the Test side. Rahane however, has been dropped from  the ODI and T20 squads.

India squad for Afghanistan Test: Ajinkya Rahane(c), 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.

Virat Kohli will be there to  lead India in the Ireland  and the  England ODI and T20 series.

India squad for Ireland T20Is: Virat Kohli (c), 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, Siddhart Kaul, Umesh Yadav.

India squad for England T20Is: Virat Kohli(c), 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, Siddhart Kaul, Umesh Yadav.

India squad for England ODIs: Virat Kohli(c), 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, Siddhart Kaul, Umesh Yadav.

Good IPL performances have ben rewarded. K L Rahul makes a smashing return in all the formats. Ambati Rayudu returns to the  ODI team. Dinesh Karthik after Nidahas Trophy heroics figures in both ODI and T20 squads. In super form Mahendra Singh Dhoni  will done the gloves behind the wickets.  Sunrisers Hyderabad bowler Siddhart Kaul , who has been impressive gets a chance in the ODI and T20 teams

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

India ‘A’ squad for four-day series in UK: Karun Nair(c), Ravikumar Samarth, Mayank Agarwal, AR Easwaran, Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari, Ankit Bawne, Vijay Shankar, KS Bharat (wk), Jayant Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem, Ankit Rajpoot, Md Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Rajneesh Gurbani.

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