BCCI Appoints Two Captains for One-Day Series against New Zealand A
Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant will captain India A in the upcoming five-match One-Day series against New Zealand A, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Monday (October 2).
Iyer, who was also named the captain for the warm-up games against New Zealand to be played ahead of the three-match ODI series, will lead the team in the first three games before Pant takes the captaincy duties for the remaining two One-Dayers.
Both Iyer and Pant were part of the India A team that won the tri-series in South Africa under Manish Pandey’s captaincy. Pandey had performed impressively during that tournament and has been with the senior side since then.
Meanwhile, all the five games against New Zealand A to be played in Visakhapatnam between October 6 and October 15.
India A squad for first three One-Day games:
Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Shreyas Iyer (c), Deepak Hooda, Shubman Gill, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Shahbaz Nadeem, Karn Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Shardul Thakur, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammed Siraj, Basil Thampi
The senior New Zealand team will play a couple of warm-up games at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on October 17 and 19 before locking horns against the Men in Blue in the three-match ODI series, starting October 22. A three-match T20I series will follow the ODI series.
In addition to some familiar names like Karun Nair, Iyer and Pant, the selectors have also included Prithvi Shaw in the squad for the warm-up games. The young batsman recently scored a century on his Duleep Trophy debut.
Board President XI squad for the warm-up games:
Prithvi Shaw, Shivam Chaudhary, Shreyas Iyer (c), Karun Nair, Gurkeerat Mann, Milind Kumar, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shahbaz Nadeem, Deepak Chahar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Avesh Khan
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