Deccan Chronicle – Mumbai: The selection of the Indian cricket squad for the historic one-off Test against Afghanistan and the limited-overs leg for series against Ireland and England are all set to be picked on Tuesday.

Summary

  • Mumbai: The selection of the Indian cricket squad for the historic one-off Test against Afghanistan and the limited-overs leg for series against Ireland and England are all set to be picked on Tuesday.
  • With permanent captain Virat Kohli penning a one-month deal with English County Surrey ahead of the long tour, Team India will have to find a new captain for the only Test in one of the permanent faces in the Indian Test squad has been that of Ravichandran Ashwin, who has been regularly overlooked for the country’s limited-overs sides.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The one-off Test will be played on June 14, whereas the England tour will kick off on July 3.


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