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4 players who might replace Virat Kohli for one-off Test match against Afghanistan

S S Kumar
ANALYST
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15.85K   //    07 May 2018, 17:13 IST

Australia v India: 3rd Test - Day 5
Ajinkya Rahane is expected to lead the side in Kohli's absence

Team India's full-time captain Virat Kohli is set to miss the one-off Test match against Afghanistan, which begins on 14th June, because of his one-month stint with County Championship Division One side Surrey. In his stead, Ajinkya Rahane is expected to lead the side, if reports are to be believed.

The squad for the Test match, along with teams for India's T20 series against England and the tour of Ireland and the squad for the three-match ODI series against England, is set to be announced on 8th May.

As Kohli won't be a part of the squad, here are four players who can replace him.


#4 Ravikumar Samarth

It would be a good decision to give the youngster a go at the highest level
It would be a good decision to give the youngster a go at the highest level

The right-handed Karnataka batsman has been in brilliant form recently in the domestic circuit. In the Ranji Trophy this year, Samarth added 673 runs at an average of 56.08 in 13 innings.

In the process, the 25-year-old smashed three centuries and two half-centuries as well. All in all, Samarth has 3020 runs in 43 first-class matches at an average of 43.14.

It would be a good decision to give the youngster a go at the highest level.

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