At Home, Abhimanyu Easwaran To Lead India A Against England Lions

On Saturday, Bengal veteran Abhimanyu Easwaran was named captain of a 13-member India A squad for the upcoming four-day match against the visiting England Lions, which will be preceded by a warm-up fixture. The two teams will engage in a two-day warm-up match in Ahmedabad on January 12–13, followed by a four-day match at the Narendra Modi Stadium from January 17–20. Among others, the Indian team comprises Sai Sudharsan, RajatPatidar, KS Bharat, and Navdeep Saini. India A are coming off a tour of South Africa, where they played a couple of unofficial Test matches, with both ending in draws.
Bharat was named the captain for the series in South Africa, and Easwaran too was part of the squad. Easwaran featured in only one game, managing 18 runs, while Bharat got only six runs.
PradoshRanjan Paul, who is a part of the unit for the England Lions series, will be one of the players to watch out for, as he was the highest run scorer for his team in South Africa, making 163 runs in the opening unofficial Test.
India A squad versus England Lions:AbhimanyuEaswaran (c), Sai Sudharsan, RajatPatidar, Sarfaraz Khan, PradoshRanjan Paul, KS Bharat (wk), ManavSuthar, PulkitNarang, Navdeep Saini, Tushar Deshpande, VidwathKaverappa, DhruvJurel (wk), and Akash Deep.


Jan 6, 2024 4:04 PM