Cheteshwar Pujara to lead India 'A' in West Indies tour

Updated: 27 April 2012 17:57 IST

Saurashtra batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was on Friday named as captain of the India 'A' team that will tour the West Indies in June for three 4-day matches, three one-dayers and two Twenty20s.

Cheteshwar Pujara to lead India 'A' in West Indies tour

Mumbai:

Saurashtra batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was on Friday named as captain of the India 'A' team that will tour the West Indies in June for three 4-day matches, three one-dayers and two Twenty20s.

The All-India Senior Selection Committee met at the Cricket Centre here and selected the 15-man squad for the Caribbean tour.

Wriddhiman Saha has been named as Pujara's deputy.

The squad also includes talented Rohit Sharma, who faces stiff competition from the likes of in-form batsmen Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan and Manoj Tiwary.

The fast bowling department will be spearheaded by Ashok Dinda and Rudra Pratap Singh while the spin attack will have Rahul Sharma, Jalaj Saxena and Akshay Darekar.

Kensington Oval in Barbados, Arnos Vale Cricket Ground in St Vincent and the Beausejour Cricket Ground in St Lucia will stage the four-day matches, while the T20s will be played at Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad and the one-dayers at the new Queen's Park in Grenada.

The tour commences with a four-day match at the Kensington Oval on June 2.

Squad: Cheteshwar Pujara (capt), Wriddhiman Saha (vice-capt), Abhinav Mukund, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary, Rahul Sharma, Ashok Dinda, Jalaj Saxena, R P Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Robin Bisht, Akshay Darekar and Sami Ahmed.

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