Karun Nair and Manish Pandey have been named as skippers of India A’s unofficial Test and one-day teams respectively, for the upcoming tour of South Africa.
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. The tour starts with the first one-dayer of the triangular series in Groenkloof on July 26 between India A and Australia A.
Karun and Jayant Yadav are two current India players who are in both the squads, while Pandey needed to be checked after coming from an injury. The squad for the one-day series is packed with IPL and domestic limited-overs (Vijay Hazare Trophy) performers such as Krunal Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Basil Thampi, Mohammad Shiraj and Siddharth Kaul.
On the other hand, the team for the four-day (first class) matches is full of Ranji Trophy performers such as Priyank Panchal, the top-scorer in the season gone by, Ishan Kishan, Sudeep Chatterjee, Ankit Bawne and Shahbaz Nadeem.
One-day sqaud: 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 4-day matches: Priyank Panchal Abhinav Mukund, Shreyas Iyer, Ankit Bawne, Karun Nair (Captain) chance to stake claim for, Sudip Chatterjee, Ishan Kishan (WK), Hanuma Vihari, Jayant Yadav specialist, Shahbaz Nadeem, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Aniket Choudhary, Ankit Rajpoot.