The selection committee picked the Test team against Afghanistan and for the two-match T2OI series against Ireland, as well as the three-match T20I series and three-match ODI series against England.
The ODI team for the England series saw Iyer, Ambati Rayudu and Siddharth Kaul come in. Rayudu is having a stellar Indian Premier League (IPL) season along with SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) Kaul. In test match Ajinkya Rahane will be the caption as Kohli is going to england for playing county. Karun Nair finds place in the team as replacement for Indian Caption Kohli.