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India name squad for Afghanistan Test

Limited-overs squads for UK tour also announced by governing body

India's selectors have confirmed that Ajinkya Rahane will captain India 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 in what is the first Test ever for Afghanistan, who were granted Test status last year alongside Ireland.

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 tour there later this year, will be available to play two Twenty-20 internationals against Ireland in Dublin in late June.

India are set to take on England in a three-match T20 and one-day series in July followed by a five-match Test series.

Test squad v Afghanistan: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Shikhar Dhawan, M Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Karun Nair, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Shardul Thakur.

T20 squad v Ireland & England: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Siddharth Kaul, Umesh Yadav.

ODI squad v England: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Siddharth Kaul, Umesh Yadav.