Thursday, 24 May, 2018

BCCI announces India's squads for Afghanistan, Ireland, England series

R Ashwin Iyer may replace Virat for Afghan Test, Shaw for A tour
Elias Hubbard | 10 May, 2018, 14:09

According to a report in Times of India, Kohli had hinted leg-break bowler Yuzvendra Chahal to prepare for the Afghan Test, raising a possible question of Chahal replacing Ashwin in the squad. And that Ishant Sharma, who is playing county as well, will be included in the Test side. "Any act has to be judged by the intention that precedes it", said Chaudhary.

"There was no intention not to play him. It was only because the English challenge is something we have to rise to for the satisfaction of the entire cricketing fraternity of this country that Virat will abstain for the right reasons".

Leaving aside the labyrinthian language, there is a point that Choudhary has.

The Indian captain has made a decision to give the landmark June 14-18 Test a miss to prepare for the England tour by playing for Surrey in the County Championship. But all other things are not equal in this case. I can understand why they do not want to play D/N Test. Had Ashwin been rested, he would have gone to England with little red-ball cricket behind him: Worcestershire have already signed up Travis Head instead. But he has three years more experience now from the last tour. Nair has played six Test matches, scoring 374 runs, but after his 303 against England at Chennai, his sequence of scores read 26, 0, 23 and 5, leading to his exclusion. With Pujara at one down, Karun Nair make come in place of Kohli at number four.

Wriddhiman Shaha has been picked only for the Test against Afghanistan.

Kohli will be playing for Surrey during the month of June and will miss the historic occasion as India plays host to the war-ravaged nation. He said, "Except Virat, all the Test specialist are playing this match".

File image of Ajinkya Rahane. Most of the players in the T20 series against Ireland as well as the ODI squad and T20 series against England are the same.

"To represent your country is the most special feeling in the world".

India will play three T20 matches and three one-day games against England before the five-Test series begins.

Intrigue in selections aside, it is heartening to note that KL Rahul is back in all three formats.

Murali Vijay, when fit, walks into the Indian Test side. From every angle, Rahul fits that spot perfectly but he wasn't part of the conversation then because he wasn't in the team, when he perhaps should have been. "It will be fantastic preparation for him and also shows his determination. But now that Virat has himself backed out of the Test, it could be interesting if the selectors stick with Chahal", a source close to the team management was quoted saying to Times of India.

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