BCCI announces Board President's XI and India A squads for tour games against Australia

Abhinav Mukund will lead Board President’s XI in a two-day match © Getty Images

Bangalore: Jan 29, 2013

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced the Board President’s XI and India A squads to take on Australia in two-warm up matches ahead of the four-match Test series.

Tamil Nadu and India opener Abhinav Mukund will lead the Board President’s XI side, while Delhi’s Shikhar Dhawan has been named captain of the India A side, the board announced on its website.

Punjab batsman Jiwanjyot Singh, who was their prolific run-scorer in the recently-concluded Ranji Trophy 2012-13 has been included in the India A side.

Mumbai bowler Dhawal Kulkarni, who bagged nine wickets in the Ranji Trophy final against Saurashtra, is also a part of the India A squad.

On the other hand, India seamer Mohammad Shami Ahmed, who impressed in the ODI series against England, is a part of the Board President’s XI along with Saurashtra’s Kamlesh Makwana, ’s Parvinder Awana and Jammu and Kashmir’s Parvez Rassol.

The Board President’s XI will take on Australia in a two-day game, to be played at Chennai on from February 12-13, 2013.

The Australian side will have their second tour game against India A at Chennai from February 16-18, 2013.

Board President’s XI squad against Australia

Abhinav Mukund (c), Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Parthiv Patel, Stuart Binny, Sarabjit Ladda, Parvez Rassol, Mohammed Shami, Parvinder Awana, Kamlesh Makwana.

India A squad against Australia

Shikhar Dhawan (c), Jiwanjyot Singh, Rohit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary, Ajinkya Rahane, CM Gautam, Rakesh Dhruv, Jalaj Saxena, Manpreet Gony, Vinay Kumar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ashok Menaria.