Uthappa, Tiwary named India A captains for Australia tour

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Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 13:39 [IST]
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Mumbai, June 11: Manoj Tiwary and Robin Uthappa were today named captains of India A squads to tour Australia next month.

The selection committee rewarded players for their performances in domestic circuit and also the Indian Premier League.

Robin Uthappa named India A captain

Youngsters like Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson and Akshar Patel are part of the squad. Manoj will lead India A in four-day matches will Robin is the skipper for one-dayers.

India A will play two 4-day matches against Australia A. In the Quadrangular One-Day series, India A will play against Australia A, South Africa A and Cricket Australia's National Performance Squad, BCCI said.

The tour, from July 6 to August 2, is part of an exchange programme that has been initiated by BCCI along with Cricket Australia and Cricket South Africa to provide increased exposure to upcoming players and provide them the opportunity to familiarise themselves with and compete in overseas conditions.

India A Squads

Four-day: Manoj Tiwary (captain), KL Rahul, Jiwanjot Singh, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Karun Nair, Naman Ojha, Pragyan Ojha, Umesh Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Anureet Singh, Rajat Paliwal, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Baba Aparajith

One-Day: Robin Uthappa (captain), Unmukt Chand, Manish Pandey, Ambati Rayudu, Manoj Tiwary, Kedar Jadhav, Sanju Samson, Parvez Rasool, Akshar Patel, Dhawal Kulkarni, Rishi Dhawan, Mohit Sharma, Karn Sharma, Rahul Shukla, Manan Vohra, Jaydev Unadkat

Match schedule: July 6-9 v Aus A at Allan Border Field, Queensland; July 13-16 v Aus A at Allan Border Field, Queensland; July 20-Aug 2: Quadrangular 'ODI' series in Northern Territory (Marrara Oval and Gardens Oval).


Story first published:  Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 13:23 [IST]
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