Ajinkya Rahane to Lead Team India. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the Indian team for the only Test against Afghanistan next month. This test is to be played in Bengaluru from June 14 to 18. In the absence of Virat Kohli, middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane has been given the leadership of the team.
Shortly after the IPL, Kohli will leave England to play county cricket from Surrey. In addition to the only Test against Afghanistan, the team has also been announced for the three-match ODI series in England along with three T20I matches. The team will be captained by Virat Kohli. The team has also been announced for two T20I matches against Ireland.
#TeamIndia for one-off Test against Afghanistan announced
Ajinkya (Capt), Shikhar, Vijay, KL Rahul, Pujara, Karun Nair, Saha (wk), Ashwin, Jadeja, Kuldeep, Umesh, Shami, Hardik, Ishant, Shardul #INDvAFG
— BCCI (@BCCI) May 8, 2018
Team India for the only Test against Afghanistan:
Ajinkya Rahane (Captain). Shikhar Dhawan. Murali Vijay. Lokesh Rahul. Cheteshwar Pujara. Karun Nair. Riddhiman Saha. R. Ashwin. Ravindra Jadeja. Kuldeep Yadav. Umesh Yadav. Mohammed Shami. Hardik Pandya. Ishant Sharma and Shardul Thakur.
Team India for 3-match ODI series in England
Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan. Rohit Sharma. Lokesh Rahul. Shreyas Iyer. Ambati Rayudu. MS Dhoni. Dinesh Karthik. Yuswendra Chahal. Kuldeep Yadav. Washington Sunder. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. Jaspreet Bumrah. Hardik Pandya. Siddharth Kaul and Umesh Yadav .
Team India for the 3-match T20I series against England
Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey. MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Yuswendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sunder. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaspreet Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Siddharth Kaul and Umesh Yadav .
Team India for 2-match T20 series against Ireland
Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey. MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Yuswendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav. Washington Sunder, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Jaspreet Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Siddharth Kaul, and Umesh Yadav.