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Mumbai's Surya Kumar Yadav to lead India U-23 squad

The committee also named the Under-19 team for the tour of Sri Lanka in July-August. Mumbai batsman Surya Kumar Yadav will lead India against arch-rivals Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nepal in Group A while Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and hosts Singapore are placed in Group B.

Surya Kumar Yadav
Surya Kumar Yadav

The matches will be played at Kallang Cricket Ground and Singapore Cricket Ground between August 17 and 25.  India’s first match will be against neighbours Pakistan (Aug 18) after which they will face Nepal (Aug 20) and Afghanistan (Aug 22). The final will be played on Aug 25.

On the other hand, India’s U-19 team will play two four-day games and three one-day games on the tour to Sri Lanka. Maharashtra batsman Vijay Zol, who is leading the side in Australia currently, remains the captain.

India and hosts Sri Lanka will first play the two four-day games on July 23-26 and July 29-Aug 1 at Dambulla and Kurunegala, respectively, while the three one-day games will be played on Aug 4, 6 and 8 on the same grounds.

U-23 squad: Surya Kumar Yadav (captain), K.L. Rahul (vice-captain), Kaustubh Pawar, Ankit Bawane, Unmukt Chand, Ashok Menaria, Manpreet Juneja, Smit Patel, Prashant Chopra, Jasprit Bumrah, Sandeep Warrier, Harshal Patel, Akshar Patel, Sandeep Sharma, B Aparajith.

U-19 team (for four-day games): Vijay Zol (Captain), Sanju Vishwanadh (Vice-captain), Akhil Herwadkar, Shreyas Iyer, Mohammed Saif, Karan Viradia, Shubham Khajuria, D. Nischal, Ankush Bains, Atul Singh, Pankaj Jaiswal, Ateet Seth, CV Milind, Aamir Gani, Kuldeep Yadav.

U-19 team (for the three one-dayers): Vijay Zol (Captain), Sanju Vishwanadh (Vice-captain), Akhil Herwadkar, Sarfaraz Khan, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Abhimanyu Lamba, Rishi Arothe, Mohammed Saif, Shubham Khajuria, Ankush Bains, Atul Singh, Ateet Seth, Aamir Gani, Kuldeep Yadav. 

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