Priyank Panchal likely to lead India A; Hanuma Vihari chosen as the next best option

Priyank Panchal is the top candidate who is likely to lead the India A team when they host the New Zealand A team in September. The Gujarat opener is anticipated to be given the task once again after guiding the A team to South Africa last year. According to sources, Hanuma Vihari is the next possible captaincy option.

Sources who talked to this situation indicates there is a fair potential that some of the best Ranji Trophy players will be chosen, but the selectors will also give certain international players a chance, such as Kuldeep Yadav, a left-arm wrist spinner who has been a part of the Indian team for a long time. Shubman Gill might also be included in the squad and hence has a high chances of leading India A.


New Zealand A vs India A

Four-day games (all in Bengaluru): 1st match: September 1-4, 2nd match: September 8-11 and 3rd match: September 15-18

One-day games (all in Chennai): 1st match: September 22, 2nd match: September 25 and 3rd match: September 27