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Rahane to lead the line against Afghanistan

ANI  |  Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] 

Board of Control for in (BCCI) on Tuesday announced the squad for the one-off Test match against Afghanistan, while also declaring as the of the team for the same.

India's regular skipper, Virat Kohli, is giving miss to the Test match as he will be playing county in June.

He has been signed by and will also be missing two T20Is against

The squads for India's series' against and England were also announced with Sunrisers pacer given a call-up for the limited-overs fixtures against England, while Royal Challengers Bangalore's 18-year-old will also feature in the limited overs matches against and England.

The one-off Test, scheduled to be played in Bengaluru's M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, between 14 and 18 June, well after the 11th edition of the is wrapped up, will be a historic one as will feature in their first ever Test match.

After facing off with Afghanistan, will travel to the where they will start their campaign with a two-match Twenty-20 International (T-20I) series against Ireland.

The Malahide Club ground, near capital Dublin, is set to host both the matches, scheduled for June 27 and 29.

will then play England in three One Day Internationals (ODIs) and T-20Is and five Tests, with a chance to exact some revenge after their failures in the 2014 tour, where despite taking the lead at Lords in the five-match Test series India succumbed to a 3-1 bashing.

The full squads are as below:

India squad for Test: (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali 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

India squad for T20Is against Ireland: (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav

India squad for T20Is against England: (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav

India squad for ODIs against England: (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Ambati Rayudu, Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav.

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First Published: Tue, May 08 2018. 20:25 IST
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