On Thursday, BCCI announced that Punjab’s Gurkeerat Singh Mann will be leading the Board President’s XI which will be locking horns with Australia for the warm-up game on September 12.
The team comprises of some IPL stars like Rahul Tripathi, Mayank Agarwal, Nitish Rana and Washington Sundar. The practice match will be played in Chennai, where the first ODI of the 5-match series against the Kangaroos will be held on September 17.
The second ODI will be played in Kolkata (September 21), followed by Indore (September 24), Bengaluru (September 28) and Nagpur (October 1) while the three T20 Internationals will be played in Ranchi (October 7), Guwahati (October 10) and Hyderabad (October 13).
Board President XI Team: Rahul Tripathi, Mayank Agarwal, Shivam Chaudhary, Washington Sundar, Nitish Rana, Govind Poddar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann (Captain), Shreevats Goswami, Rahil Shah, Akshay Karnewar, Kulwant Khejroliya, Kushang Patel, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Sharma.