Dean Elgar will be the key batsman as far as South Africa A are concerned © Getty Images (File Photo)
Dean Elgar will be the key batsman as far as South Africa A are concerned © Getty Images (File Photo)

Chennai: After beating India convincingly in a four-day unofficial Test match, Australia A will be high in confidence when they take on South Africa A in the Triangular ‘A’ series opening List A match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Wednesday. Australia A hammered India A by 10 wickets on the fourth day of the second and final four-day cricket match to pocket the series 1-0 on Saturday. South Africa A landed here on Friday and didn’t get much time to adapt to the sub-continental conditions and will go into the tri-series a little under-prepared against Australia A. After the conclusion of tri-series, South Africa A will play a couple of unofficial Test matches against India A. Jacques Kallis: Difficult to produce seam bowling all-rounders in Indian conditions

The South African senior team for four Tests and five One-Day International (ODI) series against India starting late September will be announced soon and the selectors might view this series as a trial for some of the fringe players. Nathan Coulter-Nile: Australia A have the confidence with them for tri-series

In the batting department, Australia A will depend on Usman Khawaja, Matthew Wade, Callum Ferguson, while Chris Lynn, James Pattinson, Nathan Coulter-Nile form a formidable pace bowling unit. Focus on Unmukt Chand as he leads India A against Australia A and South Africa A in tri-series

On the other hand, skipper Dean Elgar will be the key batsman as far as South Africa A are concerned. In the bowling department, Marchant de Lange, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, David Wiese make a healthy pace bowling line-up. S Sreesanth confident of playing in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

South Africa A squad: Dean Elgar, Cody Chetty, Theunis de Bruyn, Marchant de Lange, Cameron Delport, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Eddie Leie, Keshav Maharaj, Omphile Ramela, Mthokozisi Shezi, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Dane Vilas, David Wiese, Khaya Zondo.

Australia A squad: Usman Khawaja, Matthew Wade, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Cameron Boyce, Joe Burns, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Callum Ferguson, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Chris Lynn, James Pattinson, Gurinder Sandhu, Adam Zampa. Stand-by: Andrew Fekete.