Rahane to lead India in a lone Test against Afghanistan

Ajinkya Rahane will lead India in the one-off Test match against Afghanistan in Bengaluru from June 14. Virat Kohli, who will be in Surrey for a county stint, however, will lead the team in the T20 series against Ireland later in June.

Ajinkya Rahane will lead India against Afghanistan.   -  PTI

Ajinkya Rahane will lead India in the one-off Test match against Afghanistan in Bengaluru from June 14.

The BCCI senior selection committee, on Tuesday, announced the 15-member squad for the Test, which will be missed by Virat Kohli.

Kohli, who will be in Surrey for a county stint, however, will lead the team in the T20 series against Ireland later in June. The star batsman, will also lead the team in the T20 and ODI series against England.

While there were no major changes in the squads, Ambati Rayudu, who donned the India colours for the last time in 2016, has been named in the ODI squad against England, along with Shreyas Iyer, after a terrific IPL season.

The Squads

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

T20s against Ireland: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, K.L. Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, M.S. Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Siddharth Kaul, Umesh Yadav.

T20Is against England: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, K.L. Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, M.S. Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Siddharth Kaul, Umesh Yadav.

ODIs against England: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, K. L. Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Ambati Rayudu, M. S. Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Siddharth Kaul, Umesh Yadav.