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Manoj Tiwary to lead India 'A' against West Indies

Manoj Tiwary will lead the India 'A' team against West Indies in the two limited overs warm-up ties to be played in Mumbai ahead of the five-match ODI series, which begins in Kochi on October 8

Chennai: Middle-order batsman Manoj Tiwary will captain India 'A' for the two practice one-day matches against the West Indies to be played in Mumbai.

The first practice game will be held in the Brabourne Stadium Oct 3 while the second will be at the Wankhede Oct 5, the All-India Senior Selection Committee announced Monday.


Manoj Tiwary

The team comprises mainly of players, who represented India A in their victorious campaign in the quadrangular one day meet in Australia, earlier last month.

The likes of Sanju Samson, Amit Mishra, Stuart Binny, Kedar Jadhav, Parveez Rasool, Karn Sharma, Dhawal Kulkarni are all there in the team. A new addition is Punjab batsman Gurkeerat Singh Mann. Murali Vijay gets another shot at redemption as far as his ODI career is concerned.

Despite indifferent form for the better part of the last season, talented Delhi batsman Unmukt Chand has managed to hold onto his India A position.

The games will serve as a build-up for the West Indians ahead of their three ODIs against India Oct 8, 11 and 14.

Squad: Manoj Tiwary (captain), Unmukt Chand, Murali Vijay, Karun Nair, Kedar Jadhav, Sanju Samson, Stuart Binny, Parvez Rasool, Amit Mishra, Jasprit Bumrah, Dhawal Kulkarni, Rahul Shukla, Karn Sharma, Gurkeerat Singh Maan.

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