Abhimanyu Easwaran to lead a team of 13 players as we look at the official India A vs England Lions 2024 Test squad list.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday, January 6th announced the official squad for the India A team for the Warm-up Test series vs England Lions. Abhimanyu Easwaran shall lead the 13-men squad that shall play one 2-day match and three 4-day unofficial Test matches. While the 2-day warm-up will be played on Jan 12-13, the 4-day Test match begins on Jan 17.
The Test team is almost on the lines of the one that played in South Africa. However, with conditions being suited more for spinners, Team India have made a few changes in the bowling department. While Akash Deep, Navdeep Saini, Tushar Deshpande, and Vidhwath Kaperappa shall be the leading pacers, the spin bowling shall rely on Manav Suthar and Pulkit Narang.
The batting for Team India will see Captain Abhimanyu Easwaran leading the charge with support from Sarfaraz Khan, Pradosh Paul, Rajat Patidar, and Sai Sudharsan. With 5 batters selected, the team’s keeping duties shall rely on Dhruv Jurel and KS Bharat. So, here’s the complete official India A vs England Lions 2024 Test squad and complete players list.
India A vs England Lions 2024 Test Squad List for Indian Team
Batters: Abhimanyu Easwaran (c), Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Rajat Patidar, Sai Sudharsan & Sarfaraz Khan
WKs: Dhruv Jurel & KS Bharat
All-rounders: Manav Suthar & Pulkit Narang
Bowlers: Akash Deep, Navdeep Saini, Tushar Deshpande & Vidwath Kaverappa
Overall, as India have selected only a 13-member squad, almost every player is certain to play a key role in the series. The series also offers a great selection point for players like Abhimanyu Easwaran, Sarfaraz Khan, Sai Sudharsan, Dhruv Jurel, and others.
Coming to England’s squad, Josh Bohannon shall lead the 15-member squad. Other than Josh, England have selected Alex Lees and Keaton Jennings as pure batters. The wicket-keeper for Eng Lions is James Rew. Brydon Carse, Dan Mousley, James Coles, Kasey Aldridge, Oliver Price, and Tom Lawes are All-rounders. Whereas Callum Parkinson, Jack Carson, Matthew Fisher, Matthew Potts, and Ollie Robinson are the bowlers in the squad.
India A vs England Lions 2024 Test Squad List for Eng
Batters: Alex Lees, Josh Bohannon & Keaton Jennings
WKs: James Rew
All-rounders: Brydon Carse, Dan Mousley, James Coles, Kasey Aldridge, Oliver Price & Tom Lawes
Bowlers: Callum Parkinson, Jack Carson, Matthew Fisher, Matthew Potts & Ollie Robinson
So, that’s about the official India A vs England Lions 2024 Test squad and new players list. Meanwhile, talking about the India A vs England Lions 2024 Test series schedule, there are a total of 4 matches. There’s one 2-day match scheduled on Jan 12 and 13. Whereas the three 4-day Test matches are to be played from Jan 17 to Feb 04.
India A vs England Lions 2024 Test Series Schedule
- 2-Day Match – Jan 12-13 @Ahmedabad
- 1st Unofficial Test – Jan 17-20 @ Ahmedabad
- 2nd Unofficial Test – Jan 24-27 @ Ahmedabad
- 3rd Unofficial Test – Feb 01-04 @ Ahmedabad
Aside from these matches, the senior England team will be touring India for a 5-match Test series. In a new format for the Big 3, India, England, and Australia, these three teams will now be playing only a 5-match Test series in a bid to promote Test cricket. All these matches will be a part of the World Test Championship 2023-25.
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