India captain Virat Kohli returns for ODI and T20I series against England but misses Afghanistan Test
By Sam Drury
Last Updated: 24/06/18 10:39pm
Virat Kohli will miss India's one-off Test against Afghanistan next month but will be back to captain the side in their ODI and T20I series against England, live on Sky Sports.
Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rohit Sharma have also been left out of the India squad to take part in Afghanistan's first Test match in Bengaluru with Ajinkya Rahane deputising as skipper.
In the absence of Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar, uncapped seamer Shardul Thakur could be in line to make his Test debut.
Kohli, Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar and Rohit will all be back for a two-game T20I series in Ireland at the end of June and the three-match T20I series against England that follows at the beginning of July.
The white-ball leg of the tour ends with three ODIs against England later that month.
Fast bowler Siddarth Kaul is included in both the T20 and 50-over squads after impressing in the IPL while Ambati Rayudu's fine form in the competition has been rewarded with a place in the ODI squad.
Having been dropped for the Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka, MS Dhoni returns to the T20I squad on the back of his imperious form during IPL 11 with Rishabh Pant making way.
Test squad to play Afghanistan: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Shikhar Dhawan, M Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Karun Nair, Wriddhiman Saha, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Shardul Thakur
ODI squad to play England: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar KumarT20I squad to play Ireland and England: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni(wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav