The Quadrangular series would prove to be important for emerging players like Hanuma Vihari to prove their talents ahead of the World Cup next year © IANS (File Picture)
The Quadrangular series would prove to be important for emerging players like Hanuma Vihari to prove their talents ahead of the World Cup next year © IANS (File Picture)

Heavy rains in Vijayawada have caused the first two fixtures of the Quadrangular series featuring India A, India B, South Africa A & Australia A to be cancelled. The series was set to commence from 17th August 2018 at Mulapadu, Vijayawada. The match officials in consultation with the ground curator Mr S Sriram reached a consensus that the ground conditions were not suitable for play for the next two days.

As a result, matches on the 17th & 18th August (reserve day) which were scheduled to take place between India A & Australia A and India B & South Africa A had to be called off. The team management of the respective outfits have been informed by the BCCI and are reportedly on the same page as the match officials.

The rest of the fixtures are expected to go by the same schedule from August 19 onwards. Shreyas Iyer, the young batsman from Mumbai has been assigned leadership role for India A going into the series.

Squads of India A and India B sides for quadrangular series

India ‘A’: Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, R Samarth, Suryakumar Yadav, Hanuma Vihari, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad, Sanju Samson (WK), Mayank Markande, K. Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Md. Siraj, Shivam Mavi, Khaleel Ahmed

India ‘B’: Manish Pandey (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, A.R. Easwaran, Shubhman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Ricky Bhui, Vijay Shankar, Ishan Kishan (WK), Shreyas Gopal, Jayant Yadav, D.A. Jadeja, Siddarth Kaul, Prasidh Krishna, Kulwant Khejroliya, Navdeep Saini