India A cricket team

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India 'A'
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Captain: Manoj Tiwary[1]
One-day captain: Robin Uthappa[2]
Coach: Sanjay Bangar
Founded: 1992
First-class debut: England A
in January 14, 1995
at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
Official website: Official Website

The India A cricket team is a national cricket team representing India. It is the 'second-tier' of Indian international cricket, below the full India national cricket team. The team is currently captained by Manoj Tiwary in first-class and Robin Uthappa in limited-overs, and coached by former India cricketer Sanjay Bangar.

The matches played by India A are not considered to be Test matches or One Day Internationals, instead receiving first-class and List A classification respectively. Under the name of 'India Emerging Players', the team also takes part in the Emerging Players Tournament. It has won the Emerging Players Tournament in 2009 and 2011.[3][4]

The team also plays in NKP Salve Challenger Trophy as India Red. The team names were changed for the 2006 version of this tournament. India A became India Red. The team has won the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy four times (2001/02, 2003/04, 2004,05, 2009/10) and shared the trophy thrice (1998/99, 2006/07, 2011/12).

Current squad[edit]

This is a list of players who were picked for India A to tour Australia in July 2014. They will play two four-day matches against Australia A before participating in a quadrangular one-day tournament. South Africa A and Cricket Australia's National Performance Squad will join the two teams in the quadrangular.

Name Age Batting style Bowling style Domestic team Forms Note
First-class captain
Manoj Tiwary 29 Right-handed Leg break Bengal ODI
List A captain
Robin Uthappa 29 Right-handed Right-arm medium Karnataka ODI Occasional wicketkeeper
Opening batsmen
Unmukt Chand 22 Right-handed Right-arm off break Delhi
Jiwanjot Singh 24 Right-handed Right-arm off break Punjab
Manan Vohra 21 Right-handed Right-arm medium Punjab
Middle-order batsmen
Kedar Jadhav 20 Right-handed Right-arm off break Maharashtra ODI
Karun Nair 23 Right-handed Right-arm off break Karnataka
Rajat Paliwal 23 Right-handed Right-arm off break Services
Manish Pandey 25 Right-handed Right-arm off break Karnataka
Ambati Rayudu 29 Right-handed Right-arm off break Baroda Test, ODI, Twenty20 Occasional wicketkeeper
Baba Aparajith 20 Right-handed Right-arm off break Tamil Nadu
Rishi Dhawan 25 Right-handed Right-arm Medium-fast Himachal Pradesh
Akshar Patel 21 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Gujarat ODI
Parvez Rasool 26 Right-handed Right-arm offbreak Jammu and Kashmir ODI
Karn Sharma 27 Right-handed Leg break Railways TEST
Naman Ojha 31 Right-handed n/a Madhya Pradesh ODI
Lokesh Rahul 23 Right-handed n/a Karnataka TEST
Sanju Samson 20 Right-handed n/a Kerala
Pace bowlers
Jasprit Bumrah 21 Right-handed Right-arm Medium Gujarat
Dhawal Kulkarni 26 Right-handed Right-arm Medium-fast Mumbai ODI
Mohit Sharma 26 Right-handed Right-arm Medium-fast Haryana ODI, Twenty20
Sandeep Sharma 22 Right-handed Right-arm Medium Punjab
Rahul Shukla 24 Right-handed Right-arm Fast Jharkhand
Anureet Singh 27 Right-handed Right-arm Medium Railways
Jaydev Unadkat 24 Right-handed Left-arm Fast Saurashtra ODI & TEST
Umesh Yadav 27 Right-handed Right-arm Fast Vidarbha Test, ODI
Spin bowlers
Amit Mishra 32 Right-handed Leg break Haryana Test, ODI, Twenty20
Pragyan Ojha 28 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Orissa Test

See also[edit]