India has to visit Bangladesh in December and play ODI, Test series here. The India-A team is also on a tour of Bangladesh and will play a four-day match there.
India-A team has to play two matches on Bangladesh tour. (SCA Facebook)
The Indian team has to go on a tour of Bangladesh in December. Apart from the main team, the India-A team will also play two matches on this tour. These will be four-day matches. For this the team has been announced and now it has also been decided that which coaching staff will go with this team. Former Saurashtra captain Sitanshu Kotak went on Bangladesh tour India-A The responsibility of coaching the team has been entrusted. The first match of this series will start from Tuesday.
Kotak, one of the batting coaches at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), will be assisted by Troy Cooley and T Dileep in this tour. Dileep is the fielding coach of the Indian team. He was rested for some time after India’s T20 World Cup campaign in Australia.
hence the need for change
Dileep will tour with the India-A team and then join the national team which will play two Test matches against Bangladesh in Chattogram from 14 to 18 December and Dhaka from 22 to 26 December. The change in India-A’s coaching staff was necessitated as NCA chief VVS Laxman and his support staff members Hrishikesh Kanitkar and Sairaj Bahutule are currently in New Zealand with the senior India team.
The first four-day match will be played from 29 November to 2 December. The second match will start in Sylhet on 6th December and will continue till 9th.
Pujara and Umesh Yadav will play the match
Along with the India-A team, two senior players of India will also play the match. Cheteshwar Pujara and Umesh Yadav have got a place in the team for the second match. Apart from these, KS Bharat will also join the India-A team in the second match. In both these matches, the team will be captained by Bengal opener Abhimanyu Easwaran.
The India A team for the two matches against Bangladesh is as follows.
India ‘A’ squad for the first four-day match: Abhimanyu Easwaran (Captain), Rohan Kunnumal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Yash Dhull, Sarfaraz Khan, Tilak Verma, Upendra Yadav (Wicketkeeper), Saurabh Kumar, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Navdeep Saini and Atit Seth.
India ‘A’ squad for the second four-day match: Abhimanyu Easwaran (c), Rohan Kunnumal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Yash Dhull, Sarfaraz Khan, Tilak Verma, Upendra Yadav (wk), Saurabh Kumar, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Navdeep Saini, Atit Seth, Cheteshwar PujaraUmesh Yadav and KS Bharat (wicketkeeper)