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Deepak Chahar, Ishan Kishan To Join India A Squad In South Africa
By CricShots - Nov 22, 2021 11:17 am
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The Indian fast bowler Deepak Chahar and young wicket-keeper batter, Ishan Kishan are going to be going to the India A team in South Africa for the three red ball four-day Test matches. Deepak and Ishan are currently in Kolkata with the Indian team where the three-match T20I concluded on Sunday for the third T20I against New Zealand.

Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar batter brilliantly in Kolkata

As per the reports of PTI, a senior BCCI official had informed, “Yes, Deepak and Ishan have been drafted to the squad. They will finish the match in Kolkata and link up with the A team before they leave for South Africa.”

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It is understood that Ishan is being sent because Chetan Sharma led the committee made a mistake by keeping just one wicketkeeper for ‘A’ tour in Railways’ Upendra Yadav.

Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan will be the second wicket-keeper for India A Squad

Confirming the same, another BCCI official said, “They needed a second keeper and who better than Ishan who probably now would be the first keeper and rightly so.”

Deepak hadn’t played a lot of red-ball cricket but with his ability to swing the ball, selectors want to him continue playing competitive cricket. Gujarat top-order batter Priyank Panchal will lead India A squad for the tour of South Africa beginning from November 23. The tour comprises three four-day matches to be played in Bloemfontein.

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India A Squad for the four-day matches in South Africa: Priyank Panchal (capt), Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Devdutt Padikkal, Sarfaraz Khan, B Aparajith, Upendra Yadav (wk), K Gowtham, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Kumar, Navdeep Saini, Umran Malik, Ishan Porel, Arzan Nagwaswalla, Ishan Kishan (wk), Deepak Chahar

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