The India side would be led by Naman Ojha © Getty Images
The India side would be led by Naman Ojha © Getty Images

The Indian A team is all set to tour Australia in August 2016 for a quadrangular One-Day international (ODI) series. The tour will also consist of a couple of four-day games as well. The tour is set to start from August 13 and would continues until September 18. The BCCI confirmed the news on Twitter, as they also announced the India A squad to be touring Down Under during the upcoming tour. The side would be led by Naman Ojha, as it included the likes of Shreyas Iyer, Karun Nair, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Akshar Patel, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Barinder Sran, Varun Aaron and many other recent Indian debutants. Rahul Dravid would be the coach. South Africa name strong ‘A’ squad

India ‘A’ team will be touring Australia for the winter’s ‘A’ series that will feature South Africa A as well. Cricket Australia announced that India A would play against Australia A, South Africa A and CA’s National Performance Squad in 50-over series that will see the 4 teams competing against each other. India A will then play 2 unofficial Tests against Australia A at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane in the month of September. The One-Day series will commence from August 13 and will see matches being hosted in Townsville and Mackay. Meanwhile, Australia A have already announced a strong 24-man squad for the series involving the 4 teams. India A to play quadrangular series in Australia

 

 

 

 

CA’s General Manager of Team Performance, Pat Howard said the series hold its own importance, as they look to recognize the talent and skill that young cricketers can bring out for the national team. He said – ”This is an important series for developing and growing the depth of talent in our pathways.” He further said – “Players in the Australia A and National Performance Squad have been identified as having the potential to play for their country and the national selectors will be watching this series with interest.”