In the first three one-day against South Africa A, Manish Pandey will captain India A team. Thereafter, subsequently, the final two games will be captained by Shreyas Iyer. Starting August 29, the five-match series will be played in Thiruvananthapuram. Shubman Gill and Ruturaj Gaikwad are all set to continue at the top due to their strong opening partnership displayed recently when they registered scores of 85 and 99 against West Indies A. Prashant Chopra will replace Gaikwad in two final one-day. He recently garnered a hundred against Sri Lanka A.
Navdeep Saini has stayed back with India’s senior team. Last seen as part of the A squad in West Indies, he will now be a back-up pacer and therefore, not included for this series.
Right-arm pacer Avesh Khan also does not have a place although he did get figures of 1/14 and 3/62 in the two List A games he played in West Indies.
Shardul Thakur is a notable inclusion. He was last seen playing a List A game in January this year, against the England Lions. In the immediate future, we will not see Yuzvendra Chahal as part of India’s red-ball plans, but he has still been selected. Owing to his foot injury, Vijay Shankar failed to cut the West Indies Tests. At the same time, BCCI is looking to provide him with a return ticket to international cricket through this five-match series. He has been picked to play the one-day series.
Shivam Dube, the 26-year-old Mumbai all-rounder, is now back into the limited-overs fold. He did play some unofficial tests in the West Indies and will now be playing all five games.
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