Shreyas Iyer to lead India A against SA, Australia A sides

Under 19 World Cup winning captain Prithvi Shaw finds place too

Kolkata.

Promising top-order batsman Shreyas Iyer has been named captain of the India A teams which will take on South Africa A in the upcoming four-day games and a quadrangular series involving the two teams and Australia A.

The All-India Senior Selection Committee met at a plush hotel here to pick the squads.

The team also includes Under 19 World Cup winning captain Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal and India regular Yuzvendra Chahal.

The BCCI also named the India A and India B teams for the quadrangular series against Australia A and South Africa A with U-19 pacer Shivam Mavi finding a place in the India A team.

The India B team will be led by Manish Pandey. It will be the fourth team in the series and will also see the likes of highly rated top-order U-19 batsman Shubman Gill.

In the bowling department, Navdeep Saini and Prasidh Krishna were chosen with Krunal Pandya being the all-rounder option.

The India ‘A’ squad for the four-day games against Australia ‘A’ will be announced soon, a BCCI statement said.

Squads:

India A against South Africa A

Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, R Samarth, Mayank Agarwal, A.R. Easwaran, Hanuma Vihari, Ankit Bawne, K.S. Bharat (WK), Axar Patel (1st four-day game)/S. Nadeem (2nd four-day game), Y. Chahal, Jayant Yadav, R Gurbani, Navdeep Saini, Ankit Rajpoot, Md. Siraj.

Quadrangular series vs SA A & Aus A

India A: Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, R Samarth, Suryakumar Yadav, Hanuma Vihari, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad, Sanju Samson (WK), Mayank Markande, K. Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Md. Siraj, Shivam Mavi, Khaleel Ahmed.

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