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India 'A'
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India-A cricket team logo
Captain Karun Nair (FC)
Shreyas Iyer (LA)
Coach Rahul Dravid
Bowling coach Paras Mhambrey
Team information
Founded 1992
First-class debut England A
in January 14, 1995
at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
Official website: Official Website


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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 Karun Nair in first-class cricket, Shreyas Iyer in List A cricket and Mandeep Singh in Twenty20 cricket. The team is coached by former India player Rahul Dravid.

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.[1][2]

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).

Coaching staff[edit]

Current squad[edit]

This is a list of players who were selected for India A. International cap players are marked as Bold. Players not part of the squad and not regularly involved in the top level domestic cricket are opted out.

Name Age Batting style Bowling style Domestic team Forms Note
First Class Captain & Middle Order Batsman
Karun Nair 26 Right-handed Right-arm off break Karnataka
Kings XI Punjab
FC Maiden Test Century was a Triple Hundred
List A Captain & Middle Order Batsman
Shreyas Iyer 21 Right-handed Leg break googly Mumbai
Delhi Daredevils
Opening batsmen
Mayank Agarwal 27 Right-handed Karnataka
Kings XI Punjab
FC, LA Highest run scorer in 2017–18 Ranji Trophy
Selected in India cricket team Test squad for India-West Indies Test Series
Ishan Kishan 20 Left-Handed Wicket-keeper Jharkhand
Mumbai Indians
Abhimanyu Easwaran 23 Right-handed Bengal FC
Prithvi Shaw 18 Right-handed Mumbai
Delhi Daredevils
FC, LA Played in 2017–18 Irani Cup
Scored ton in 2017–18 Duleep Trophy final
Selected in India cricket team Test squad for England Test Series
Second-youngest Indian to score Test Century on Debut
Middle-order batsmen
Ankit Bawne 25 Right-handed Leg break googly Maharashtra FC
Ravikumar Samarth 25 Right-handed - Karnataka FC
Shubman Gill 19 Right-handed Punjab
Kolkata Knight Riders
Lower-order batsmen
Hanuma Vihari 24 Right-handed Right-arm off break Andhra FC, LA Selected in India cricket team Test squad for England Test Series
Deepak Hooda 23 Right-handed Right-arm off break Baroda
Sunrisers Hyderabad
Wicket-keeper Batsman
K. S. Bharat 25 Right Handed Wicket Keeper Andhra FC
Rishabh Pant 21 Left Handed Wicket Keeper Delhi
Delhi Daredevils
FC, LA 24 sixes hit in 2017 Indian Premier League
Scored 128*(63) in 2018 Indian Premier League
Pacer All-rounders
Vijay Shankar 27 Right-handed Right-arm medium Tamil Nadu
Delhi Daredevils
Spinner All-rounders
Jayant Yadav 28 Right-handed Right-arm off break Haryana
Delhi Daredevils
FC 1 Test 100s
Krunal Pandya 27 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Baroda
Mumbai Indians
Axar Patel 24 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Gujarat
Kings XI Punjab
LA 45 ODI Wickets
Left-arm Pace bowlers
Khaleel Ahmed 20 Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium Rajasthan
Sunrisers Hyderabad
LA Selected in India cricket team ODI squad for 2018 Asia Cup
Right-arm medium Pace bowlers
Navdeep Saini 25 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Delhi
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Rajneesh Gurbani 25 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Vidarbha FC
Right-arm fast Pace bowlers
Shardul Thakur 26 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Mumbai
Chennai Super Kings
Deepak Chahar 26 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Rajasthan
Chennai Super Kings
Ankit Rajpoot 24 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Uttar Pradesh
Kings XI Punjab
Mohammad Siraj 24 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Hyderabad
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Prasidh Krishna 22 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Karnataka
Kolkata Knight Riders
Spin bowlers
Krishnappa Gowtham 29 Right-handed Right-arm off break Karnataka
Rajasthan Royals
Shahbaz Nadeem 29 Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Jharkhand
Delhi Daredevils


Batsmen with highest first-class cricket averages

(minimum 20 matches, fewer than five Tests):

Name Team Matches Runs Average
Hanuma Vihari Hyderabad 32 2440 58.09
KL Rahul Karnataka 34 3068 57.91
Manoj Tiwary Bengal 78 5709 57.85
Ankit Bawne Maharashtra 52 3471 53.40
Akshath Reddy Hyderabad 38 2750 52.88
Karun Nair Karnataka 23 1724 50.70
Manish Pandey Karnataka 70 4832 50.86
Manpreet Juneja Gujarat 25 1667 50.51

Upcoming Schedule[edit]

Date Type Opposition Ground
Jun 25, 2018 LA Australia A Devineni Venkata Ramana Praneetha Ground, Mulapadu, Krishna, Andhra Pradesh

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "India take Emerging Players title". ESPN Cricinfo.
  2. ^ "Carters ton denies India victory". ESPN Cricinfo.