Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | ePaper

India name Rahane as skipper for Afghanistan Test

  • Print

India's selectors Tuesday said Ajinkya Rahane will captain the Indian side for the historic one-off Test against Afghanistan after regular skipper Virat Kohli opted to play for Surrey in county cricket.Rahane, 29, will lead the 15-member Indian squad for what is the first Test ever for Afghanistan, the newest entrants to big league cricket.
Middle-order batsman Karun Nair will replace Kohli in the Indian team which will take on the Afghans in Bangalore from June 14-18.The charismatic Kohli, who wants to adapt to English conditions before his team's tough tour there, would be available to play two Twenty-20 internationals against Ireland in Dublin, in late June.

More News For this Category

Rohit credits Indian bowlers

Rohit credits Indian bowlers

Indian team's captain for Asia Cup, Rohit Sharma has credited the bowlers of Men in blue for their victory against arch rivals Pakistan by 9 wickets.India met their arch rivals

India thrashes Pakistan by 9 wickets in Asia Cup

India thrashes Pakistan by 9 wickets in Asia Cup

AP, Dubai :Openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan hit centuries as India thrashed rival Pakistan by nine wickets in the Super Four stage of the Asia Cup on Sunday.India scored

Tigers leave it till the death to keep Asia Cup dream alive

Mustafizur Rahman kept his head cool and six deliveries of an excruciating final over exactly where he needed to , conceding just four runs when the plucky Afghans needed 8,

Moeen Ali not to pursue 'Osama' allegation any further

Moeen Ali has decided to not go ahead with the investigations on the alleged "Osama" taunt he has accused an Australia player of in his autobiography. Last week, Moeen opened

Kayes cashes in on surprise opportunity

Kayes cashes in on surprise opportunity

Until three days ago, Imrul Kayes wasn't following much of Bangladesh's Asia Cup campaign apart from checking the scorecard on his cell phone. But in a quick turn of events,

'Rashid is best but not unplayable' says Mahmudullah

'Rashid is best but not unplayable' says Mahmudullah

Mahmudullah Riyad sorted out a vigorous 74 against Afghanistan rescuing Bangladesh from a plausible downfall.Mahmudullah Riyad and Imrul Kayes stood tall in the middle when the team was languishing losing

Mustafizur Rahman like a magician, says Mashrafe Mortaza

Mustafizur Rahman like a magician, says Mashrafe Mortaza

Just days after being beaten by Pakistan in a close contest, Afghanistan once again came close to crossing the finishing line but were denied by the opposition in the Asia

England's Adil Rashid agrees new county cricket deal

England leg-spinner Adil Rashid has agreed a new one-year contract to play for Yorkshire in all formats of cricket. The 30-year-old was on a limited-overs-only deal with his county for

Afghanistan have best spin attack in the world : Sarfraz

Afghanistan scared Pakistan in the first group match of Super Four before the senior opponents primed through a narrow victory. The Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed praised Afghanistan, admitted that they

Bangladesh face Afghanistan in crucial super four match today

It will be an acid test for Bangladesh as they face Afghanistan in their super four match of the ACC Asia Cup scheduled to be held today (Sunday) at Abu