The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced India A squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa. India A will play three four-day matches on the tour, starting from November 23.
The India ‘A’ squad picked by All-India Senior Selection Committee has some capped players of the senior Indian team, IPL sensations, and a few exceptionally talented young domestic cricketers.
Priyank Panchal has been named captain of the 14-member squad, including some known players like Prithvi Shaw, Navdeep Saini, Devdutt Padikkal, K Gowtham and Rahul Chahar.
Middle-order batter Sarfaraz Khan was also selected in the squad with all-rounder Baba Aparajith and opener Abhimanyu Easwaran.
The selectors even gave chance to 21-year-old speedster Umran Malik and seam bolwer Ishan Porel.
Upendra Yadav will take over the keeping role.
India A squad for South Africa tour:
Priyank Panchal (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Devdutt Padikkal, Sarfaraz Khan, Baba Aparajith, Upendra Yadav (wicketkeeper), K Gowtham, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Kumar, Navdeep Saini, Umran Malik, Ishan Porel, Arzan Nagwaswalla.
Fixtures of India A tour of South Africa 2021:
- 1st match: 23rd-26th Nov 2021 at Bloemfontein
- 2nd match: 29th November- 2nd December 2021 at Bloemfontein
- 3rd match- 6th-9th December 2021 at Bloemfontein
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