Ajinkya Rahane will be leading India A in the second warm-up game against England    Getty Images
Ajinkya Rahane will be leading India A in the second warm-up game against England Getty Images

After losing the first warm-up under MS Dhoni by 3 wickets, India A are ready to take on England in the second one-day warm-up match at Brabourne on Thursday. None of the Indian players who featured in the first game will play this tie and Ajinkya Rahane is set to lead this fresh troop. A lot of importance will also fall on Rishabh Pant, who has received a maiden call-up for the T20I series. Pant, who was part of the Under-19 Indian squad of ICC U19 World Cup 2016, impressed many with his exploits in recent times, especially Ranji Trophy 2016-17.

Pant slammed a triple century against Maharashtra this season and a string of good scores earned him a call to the T20I series against England. The live streaming of the final warm-up match will be available on hotstar.com. Ishan Kishan will be yet another highlight after his brilliance in the current DY Patil T20 tournament. He has been named the wicketkeeper for the second warm-up game by the selectors. Coming from a prolonged injury; Rahane will not only want to prove himself with the bat but also as a leader. Suresh Raina will be under the spotlight as well, who has been dropped from the ODIs but included in the T20I series.

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Many domestic cricketers have also found their place in the squad like Pervez Rasool and Sheldon Jackson. Amongst the bowlers, Pradeep Sangwan, Vinay Kumar, Ashoke Dinda and spinner Shahbaz Nadeem will be prominent names.

England showed all-round performance with likes of Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Sam Billings who top-scored in the first warm-up. David Willey, Jake Ball stood out amongst the pacers sharing 4 wickets. The focus will be on spinners Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali who remained wicketless in the first warm-up game.