Naman Ojha To Lead India 'A' Team In Australia

Updated: 25 June 2016 17:41 IST

As many as nine players, who were a part of the Indian team during the Zimbabwe tour, have been included in the 15-man squad

Naman Ojha To Lead India A Team In Australia
Naman Ojha had a memorable Australia tour with India A team in 2014, as he struck a double hundred and a hundred in a four-day match © AFP

New Delhi:

Wicketkeeper-batsman Naman Ojha was on Saturday named captain of the India 'A' team, which will take part in the two unofficial 'Tests' and a four-nation One-day tournament, in Australia, starting August 14.

Ojha had a memorable Australia tour with India 'A' team in 2014, as he struck a double hundred and a hundred in a four-day match.

Most of the players, who were in the Indian squad during the recent Zimbabwe tour, have been included in the 15-man squad. As many as nine players from the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led squad are part of the 'A' team.

Ranji Trophy's highest run scorer Shreyas Iyer, who was ignored for the West Indies tour, is also part of the squad along with Kedar Jadhav, Axar Patel, Barinder Sran and Dhawal Kulkarni.

It will be first overseas outing for Mumbai southpaw Akhil Herwadkar with the India A team.

The tour will begin with a match against Australia A in the four-team One-day event opener on August 14. The other two teams being South Africa A and National Performance Squad.

The two Test matches against Australia A are scheduled for September 8 to 11 and September 15 to 18 in Brisbane.

India 'A' Squad : Naman Ojha (C), Faiz Fazal, Akhil Herwadkar, Shreyas Iyer, Karun Nair, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Barinder Sran, Shahbaz Nadeem and Sanju Samson.

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Topics mentioned in this article Naman Ojha Shreyas Santosh Iyer Manish Pandey Kedar Jadhav Cricket
Highlights
  • Nine players from Zimbabwe tour included in India 'A' squad
  • India 'A' will play 2 Tests and a 4-nation ODI tournament in Australia
  • The tour will start from August 14
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