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Karun Nair, Pandey to lead India ‘A’ teams in South Africa

Karun Nair and Manish Pandey.

Karun Nair and Manish Pandey.  

India A will play a one-day tri-series involving Australia A and South Africa A followed by two four-day matches against the hosts.

Manish Pandey will lead India-A in a triangular series in South Africa in July-August and Karun Nair, who made an unbeaten 303 against England in Chennai last December, will lead the side in two four-day games.

Incidentally, the two four-day matches will be played against South Africa-A between August 12 and 22 when India is scheduled to play a three-Test series in Sri Lanka from July 26 to August 16. Karun played three Tests against Australia at home last season.

Four-day matches (v South Africa-A): Aug. 12-15 (Benoni) and 19-22 (Senwes Park).

One-day squad:
  • Mandeep Singh, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Manish Pandey (captain), Deepak Hooda, Karun Nair, Krunal Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wk), Vijay Shankar, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jayant Yadav, Basil Thampi, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Siddarth Kaul.
  • Sqaud for four-day matches:
  • Priyank Panchal Abhinav Mukund, Shreyas Iyer, Ankit Bawne, Karun Nair (Captain), Sudip Chatterjee, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hanuma Vihari, Jayant Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Aniket Choudhary, Ankit Rajpoot.

Baroda and Mumbai Indians all-rounder Krunal Pandya and Kerala and Gujarat Lions medium pacer Basil Thampi are in the team for the triangular series, while Hyderabad medium-pacer Mohammad Siraj finds a place in both teams.

Gujarat opener P.K. Panchal, Bengal’s Sudip Chatterjee, Maharashtra’s Ankit Bawne have been selected for two four-day matches.

Fixtures:

1st one-dayer — India A vs Australia A — July 26

2nd one-dayer — South Africa A vs India A — July 28

3rd one-dayer — South Africa A vs Australia A — July 30

4th one-dayer — India A vs Australia A — August 1

5th one-dayer — South Africa A vs India A — August 3

6th one-dayer — South Africa A vs Australia A — August 5

Final — August 8

1st four-day match — South Africa A vs India A — August 12—15

2nd four-day match — South Africa A vs India A — August 19—22.

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