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The selectors have named Wriddhiman Saha as the wicket-keeper for the three four-day matches that India A play on their tour of Windies. Meanwhile, Saha last played a first-class game in South Africa last year before missing the whole of 2018 due to injury. Meanwhile, the selectors have also included Srikar Bharat giving them an additional wicket-keeping option. Interestingly, incumbent Test wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant has found a place only in the one-dayers.
Indian National Cricket Team will also tour Windies soon after the ICC World Cup 2019. They will play two Test as a part of the World Test Championship. Keeping in mind, the selectors have brought in Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal in the last two games as a replacement of Priyank Panchal and Abhimanyu Eshwaran.
Meanwhile, Shreyas Iyer will lead the side in all three matches. He along with Hanuma Vihari and Shubman Gill will form the middle order. Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur and Avesh Khan will be the four fast bowlers whereas Shahbaz Nadeem and Mayank Markande are the two specialist spinners. Shivam Dube and K Gowtham are the two all-rounders in the squad.
Manish Pandey will lead the India A side in the one-dayers. The selectors have named a power-packed top-order with all the young guns with Krunal Pandya and Axar Patel donning the all-rounder’s hat. Besides, they have included four fast bowlers while Rahul Chahar will be the only spinner in the team.
India A squad for five one-day matches:
Manish Pandey (c), Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishab Pant (wk), Rahul Chahar, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Khaleel Ahmed, Avesh Khan
India A squad for 1st & 2nd four-day matches:
Shreyas Iyer (c), Priyank Panchal, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Shivam Dube, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), KS Bharat (wk), K Gowtham, S Nadeem, Mayank Markande, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Avesh Khan
India A squad for the 3rd four-day match:
Shreyas Iyer (c), Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Shivam Dube, Mayank Markande, K Gowtham, Shahbaz Nadeem, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Avesh Khan
Fixtures for India A tour of West Indies:
|July 11||1st one-day game||Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua|
|July 14||2nd one-day game||Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua|
|July 16||3rd one-day game||Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua|
|July 19||4th one-day game||Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua|
|July 21||5th one-day game||Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua|
|July 24-27||1st four-day game||Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua|
|July 31-August 3||2nd four-day game||Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain|
|August 6-9||3rd four-day game||Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago|