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India A to tour Australia in August-September

Cricket Australia on Wednesday announced India A will be taking part in a 50-over quadrangular series to be held in August and September in Townsville and Mackay, which will feature Australia A , South Africa A and Cricket Australia's National Performance Squad .

The teams will play 18 matches in total and after the limited-over assignment, India A will meet Australia A in two unofficial Tests in September.

 CA's General Manager of Team Performance, Pat Howard said the inclusion of India A will enhance the competition and build the experience of young players against high-quality opposition.

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This is an important series for developing and growing the depth of talent in our pathways.India and South Africa are strong competitors with wide-ranging skills to challenge our players and build their experience against high-quality opposition.

 

 

 

The Indian selectors have hinted Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer will make the cut for India A.

Regulars Unmukt Chand, Mayank Agarwal, Naman Ojha , Sanju Samson are likely to board the flight to Australia, while Baroda allrounder Krunal Pandya and Chennai offspinner Murugan Ashwin , owing to their solid performances in IPL, might get their maiden India A call-up.

Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins will to make his return from a long injury layoff owing to a stress fracture 50-over.

Fixtures: Quadrangular Series

13 August, South Africa A v NPS, Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville
14 August, Australia A v India A, Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville
16 August, Australia A v NPS, Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville
17 August, South Africa A v India A, Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville
20 August, Australia A v South Africa A, Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville
21 August, India A v NPS, Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville
24 August, NPS v Australia A, Harrup Park, Mackay
25 August, South Africa A v India A, Harrup Park, Mackay
27 August, NPS v India A, Harrup Park, Mackay
28 August, Australia A v South Africa A, Harrup Park, Mackay
30 August, Australia A v India A, Harrup Park, Mackay
31 August, South Africa A v NPS, Harrup Park, Mackay
3 September; Final 3 v 4, Harrup Park, Mackay
4 September, Final 1 v 2, Harrup Park, Mackay

Unofficial Tests

8-11 September, Australia A v India A, Allan Border Field, Brisbane
15-18 September, Australia A v India A, Allan Border Field, Brisbane

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