Twitter reacts to India’s squad for Afghanistan Test and England Tour

Rishabh Gupta
|Published 08/05/2018

The BCCI today announced the squad for India and India ‘A’ for the one-off test against Afghanistan and the tour to the United Kingdom. While Rahane captains the team against Afghanistan in the absence of Kohli, Rayudu returns to the ODI squad while pacer Siddarth Kaul is rewarded with his maiden India call-up.

The national selection committee met today to announce six squads. This include the test against Afghanistan, the India ‘A’ team for one-dayers and T20Is against England Lions, the two T20Is against Ireland and three ODIs and three T20Is against England.

Karun Nair makes a return to the test squad while Kohli and Rohit are rested for the Afghanistan test. The exclusion of Rahane and Jadhav from ODI squad against England gives a strong indication towards the dynamic changes in the team in the run towards the world cup, as the tournament takes place in England next year.

Ambati Rayudu and Umesh Yadav were rewarded for their consistent performances in the IPL, as they make their way into the ODI squad for England tour. Pacer Siddarth Kaul also reaps the reward of his successful stint with Sunrisers Hyderabad, as he enjoys his first call-up for India.

Shreyas Iyer captains India ‘A’ in the one-day tri-series as the team acclimatizes to the English conditions. Prithvi Shaw is also selected for the tri-series, while Karun Nair is named captain for the four-day warm-up game before the five-test series against England.

Apart from Virat Kohli, bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah are also rested for the one-off test match against Afghanistan. Shardul Thakur makes a surprise entry in the test squad.

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