Bengaluru: Shubman Gill and Wriddhiman Saha (pictured) have been named captains of India A squads to face South Africa A in the two four-day matches.

The BCCI selection committee, headed by MSK Prasad, met in Bengaluru on Sunday (September 1) and picked the squads.

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“The All-India Senior Selection Committee met at BCCI NCA (National Cricket Academy) in Bengaluru to pick India A squad for the Paytm multiday series against South Africa A. The first four-day match will be held in Thiruvananthapuram from 9th September while the second match will take place in Mysore from 17th September,” BCCI said in a media advisory. 

“The committee has picked two different teams for two games considering the ongoing Duleep Trophy and those members who are likely to feature in the final to be played between India Red and India Green have therefore been picked in the squad for second India A match.

“Accordingly, Rahul Chahar will be replaced by Mayank Markande in the India Green team and Ishan Kishan will return to the India Red team for Duleep Trophy final,” it added.

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In the ongoing five-match unofficial one-day series between India A and South Africa A, the hosts have pocketed the series with an unassailable 3-0 lead.

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India A squad for 1st match: Shubman Gill (captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Anmolpreet Singh, Ricky Bhui, Ankeet Bawne, KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), K Gowtham, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Vijay Shankar.

India A squad for 2nd match: Priyank Panchal, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Shubman Gill, Anmolpreet Singh, Karun Nair, Wriddhiman Saha (captain and wicketkeeper), K Gowtham, Kuldeep Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Avesh Khan.