On Tuesday, the Indian selectors finalized India ‘A’ team for two four-day and five one-day games against Sri Lanka ‘A’ to be played from May 25 as also the ‘A’ team for the West Indies ‘A’ tour. The Indian squad will be playing three four-day & five one-day games against West Indies ‘A’ starting July 11.
Interestingly, Wriddhiman Saha will be making a come back in the India ‘A’ squad for the multi-day matches against West Indies ‘A’ while K.S. Bharat is the second-choice keeper. Rishabh Pant has also been included in the squad for the five one-day games and the team will be led by Manish Pandey. Shreyas Iyer will lead the team in the three four-day games against West Indies ‘A’.
This tour could be the perfect opportunity for Saha to make a bid for himself to prompt selectors having lost his place in the Test team to Pant after he injured his shoulder. The one-day series against West Indies ‘A’ will also be the perfect ground for Rishabh to prepare for the battle when the two national squads meet after the grueling World Cup in England and Wales.
In the series at home against Sri Lanka, while Ishan Kishan will be leading the team during the four-day leg of the series, Priyank Panchal has been elected as the captain of the one-day games against Sri Lanka.
India A squad for 5 one-day matches against West Indies A:
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 multi-day matches against West Indies A:
Shreyas Iyer (C), PK Panchal, AR 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 multi-day match against West Indies A:
Shreyas Iyer (C), Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), KS Bharat (WK), Shivam Dube, Mayank Markande, K Gowtham, S Nadeem, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Avesh Khan
India A squad for 2 multi-day matches against Sri Lanka A:
Ishan Kishan (C & WK), Anmolpreet Singh, Rituraj Gaikwad, Deepak Hooda, Ricky Bhui, Shubman Gill, Shivam Dube, Shreyas Gopal, Washington Sundar, Mayank Markande, Tushar Deshpande, Sandeep Warrier, Ishan Porel, Prashant Chopra
India A squad for 5 one-day matches against Sri Lanka A:
PK Panchal (C), AR Easwaran, Anmolpreet Singh, Ricky Bhui, Siddhesh Lad, Rinku Singh, Shivam Dube, KS Bharat (WK), Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, A Sarwate, Sandeep Warrier, Ankit Rajpoot, Ishan Porel