India tour of South Africa: KS Bharat set to lead India in 4-day tour game

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Kona Srikar Bharat, better known as KS Bharat will be leading the India A side in the upcoming tour of South Africa. Bharat, who plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore has been named captain for the A team, which will play two tour matches and one inter-squad match in December.

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced the squads for all three formats and the A team on Thursday, 30 November. Bharat will be leading a 15-member squad, which will play its first tour game between 11-14 December, ahead of the Test series. Bengal opener Abhimanyu Easwaran, who has captained the India A side as well previously, will not captain this time due to fitness issues.

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Promising players like Devdutt Padikkal, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Sarfaraz Khan, Akash Deep and Sourabh Kumar have been called up for the A team, as India hopes to continue a rich line of cricketers for the national team.

India A Team’s Schedule

11-14 Dec: 1st 4-Day Match
20-22 Dec: Inter-squad 3-Day Match
26-29 Dec: 2nd 4-Day Match

India A Squad for the 1st 4-Day Match

Sai Sudharsan, Abhimanyu Easwaran*, Devdutt Padikkal, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Sarfaraz Khan, KS Bharat (C)(wk), Dhruv Jurel, Shardul Thakur, Pulkit Narang, Sourabh Kumar, Manav Suthar, Prasidh Krishna, Akash Deep, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Tushar Deshpande.

India Inter-Squad 3-Day Match

Rohit Sharma, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Abhimanyu Easwaran*, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Sarfaraz Khan, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, KS Bharat (wk), Dhruv Jurel (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Pulkit Narang, Harshit Rana, Shardul Thakur, Sourabh Kumar, Manav Suthar, Prasidh Krishna, Akash Deep, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Siraj, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini.

India A Squad for 3rd 4-Day Match

Sai Sudharsan, Abhimanyu Easwaran*, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tilak Varma, KS Bharat (C)(wk), Dhruv Jurel (wk), Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Harshit Rana, Kuldeep Yadav, Manav Suthar, Akash Deep, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Navdeep Saini.

Published By:

Kingshuk Kusari

Published On:

Nov 30, 2023



Source: www.indiatoday.in

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