The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI)'s senior men's selection committee on Saturday announced a 13-member India A squad for the first two matches of the upcoming series against England Lions. India A are set to play a two-day warm-up match starting January 12, followed by three four-day games.
Royals wicketkeeper-batter Dhruv Jurel and pacer Navdeep Saini have been called up to the squad that will be led by Bengal's Abhimanyu Easwaran. Saini and Jurel were both part of the India A squad that toured South Africa last month, with the former also striking a half-century in one of the four-day matches. Both Dhruv and Navdeep are currently representing their respective state teams, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi in the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2023-24.
Up next: Saini and Jurel's A-game. 🇮🇳😍 pic.twitter.com/oaJSnHghlj— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) January 8, 2024
Full India A squad: Abhimanyu Easwaran (C), B Sai Sudharsan, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, KS Bharat (WK), Manav Suthar, Pulkit Narang, Navdeep Saini, Tushar Deshpande, Vidwath Kaverappa, Dhruv Jurel (wk), Akash Deep
All matches will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.