The national selectors on Tuesday picked up the Indian A team squad for the upcoming Sri Lanka A tour and West Indies A tour. The India A team is going to play the two four-day and five one-day matches against Sri Lanka A commencing from May 25. This team is also going to be a part of the West Indies A tour which includes three four-day and five one-day matches against them starting from July 11.
For the same, Wriddhiman Saha got picked for the India A squad against West Indies and KS Bharat has been picked up as the second-choice wicketkeeper. Rishabh Pant has been named a part of the squad for the five one-day games along with Manish Pandey as the skipper. Against West Indies A, Shreyas Iyer has been named as the skipper for the Indian team.
The tour is highly beneficial for Saha
Wriddhiman Saha lost his place to Rishabh Pant in the Test squad of the country after he injured his shoulder. He has a perfect opportunity to showcase his talent and impress the selectors. Not only this, but even Rishabh Pant has a good opportunity to play against the one-day series against West Indies A as the two national teams will be meeting each other after the hard knock of the World Cup commencing from May 30 in England and Wales.
In the home series against Sri Lanka, Ishan Kishan has been named as the skipper of the four-day leg of the series. Priyank Panchal is the captain of the one-day team Indian team against Sri Lanka A.
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 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