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Watch: Team India Selection - Siddarth Kaul Gets India Call-up, Rahane to Lead Against Afghanistan

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: May 8, 2018, 8:58 PM IST

Karun Nair was on Tuesday named as a replacement for Virat Kohli for the one-off Test against Afghanistan. The Indian captain has decided to skip the historic encounter as he will be playing for Surrey in the English County Championship, to prepare for the series against England that follows. Ajinkya Rahane will lead the Indian Test team against Afghanistan in Kohli’s absence. Kohli will be back for the two T20Is against Ireland. While selecting the ODI team for the England series, the selectors it seems have decided to reward a few young faces for their good performances in the ongoing Indian Premier League. Ambati Rayudu, who had been sidelined from the Indian team, has been brought back. Shreyas Iyer, who was part of the limited-overs team in South Africa, continues to be in the squad while pacer Siddarth Kaul has been handed a maiden India call-up.

First Published: May 8, 2018, 8:58 PM IST

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