Rahane will lead the India A for the first three one-day games against England Lions, starting from from 23rd January in Thiruvananthapuram.
Rahane will lead the India A for the first three one-day games against England Lions, starting from from 23rd January in Thiruvananthapuram.

India international Ajinkya Rahane will lead the India A for the first three one-day games against England Lions, starting from from 23rd January in Thiruvananthapuram. (ALSO READ: India A tour chance to develop high potential youngsters: Andy Flower)

Maharashtra’s Ankit Bawne will lead the side for the remaining two one-day games. The All-India Senior Selection Committee also also picked the Board President’s XI squad for a two-day warm-up game set to be played from 3rd February against England Lions. (ALSO READ: England Lions drop Clarke and Kohler-Cadmore for India tour)

Jharkhand skipper and wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan will the Board President’s XI for the two-day warm up game with Uttar Pradesh’s Saurabh Kumar, Ankit Rajpoot and Priyam Garg added to the squad. (ALSO READ: My body is completely tired, but no one is going to say take rest: Shreyas Iyer)

UP lost to Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy 2018-19 quarter-finals earlier in the day. Citing the importance of domestic cricket, the Senior Selection Committee has not included members from the teams that have qualified for the Ranji Trophy semi-finals i.e players from Kerala, Vidarbha, Karnataka and Saurashtra.

The one-day games will be played from 23rd January in Thiruvananthapuram. The 1st four-day game will be played in Wayanad from 7th February and the 2nd four-day game will be played in Mysore from 13th February.  

India A squad for 1st, 2nd & 3rd one-day: Ajinkya Rahane (C), Anmolpreet Singh, Rituraj Gaekwad, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Ankit Bawne, Ishan Kishan (WK), Krunal Pandya, Axar Patel, Mayank Markande, Jayant Yadav, Siddarth Kaul, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini

India A squad for 4th & 5th one-day: Ankit Bawne (C), Rituraj Gaekwad, Anmolpreet Singh, Ricky Bhui, Siddhesh Lad, Himmat Singh, Rishabh Pant (WK), Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Avesh Khan, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur

BP XI for two-day warm-up game: Ishan Kishan (C & WK), Akshath Reddy, Dhruv Shorey, Ricky Bhui, Siddhesh Lad, Rinku Singh, Priyam Garg, Saurabh Kumar, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Aniket Choudhary, Ankit Rajpoot, Rajesh Mohanty

Bawne who features in the India A squad, has also been included in the BP XI squad that will play its 2nd One Day warm-up game on 20th January.