India A Tour of New Zealand, 2018
India A vs New Zealand A, 1st Unofficial Test Match Preview
Led by Ajinkya Rahane, India A will be on New Zealand tour to play 3 ODIs and 3 Tests starting from November 16. The first unofficial test will be played at Mount Maunganui followed with the second at Hamilton starting from November 23. The third and last test will be played at Whangarei from November 30. The three unofficial ODIs will be played on December 07, 09 and 11 at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui.
The squads have been already named for the test series. With Ajinkya Rahane in charge of the visiting side, the 14-man squad is a mix of young talents and experienced players. Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari, Navdeep Siani, Deepak Chahar, Vijay Shankar and Srikar Baharat will share the experience of Murali Vijay, Parthiv Patel and skipper Rahane.
The hosts too have announced a 13-man squad to face off India-A in the first test. Doug Bracewell, Seth Rance, Theo van Woerkom have been released from their domestic sides to feature in the test. George Worker, Glenn Philips, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra are the others who will play an instrumental role in the side.
Venue- Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Matchday- Nov 16, Fri – Nov 19, Mon at 03:30 AM IST
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Murali Vijay, Prithvi Shaw, Deepak Chahar, Mayank Agarwal, Vijay Shankar, Hanuma Vihari, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Parthiv Patel, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Rajneesh Gurbani, Srikar Bharat
New Zealand A:
Glenn Phillips, Will Young, Tim Seifert, Rachin Ravindra, Blair Tickner, Dane Cleaver, Doug Bracewell, Kyle Jamieson, Seth Rance, Scott Kuggeleijn, Logan van Beek, George Worker, Theo van Woerkom
Here’s the probable IN-A vs NZ-A playing 11-
Wicketkeeper: Parthiv Patel
Batsmen: Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane (c) (Doubt: Murali Vijay)
All-rounder: K Gowtham, Vijay Shankar (Doubt: Shahbaz Nadeem)
Bowler: Mohammad Siraj, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini (Rajneesh Gurbani)
Wicket-keeper: Tim Seifert
Batters: Glen Philips, Will Young, George Worker, Dane Cleaver
All-rounder: Doug Bracewell, Rachin Ravindra, Scott Kuggeleijn
Bowlers: Seth Rance, Kyle Jamieson, Theo van Woerkom (Blair Tickner/Logan van Beek)
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In wicketkeeper, Tim Siefert and Parthiv Patel will be the safest bet. K Srikar Bharat is little doubtful in the presence of Patel.
In batsmen, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane are the sure starters for the visitors. From hosts, George Worker, Will Young and Glenn Phillips will be the safest bet.
Fantasy Tip: Any two of Murali Vijay, Hanuma Vihari and Mayank Agarwal will get to play.
In all-rounder, Doug Bracewell, Rachin Ravindra and Vijay Shankar will be right picks. Rachin Ravindra performed well in recently concluded series against Pakistan A while Doug Bracewell is coming after a good outing in The Ford Trophy.
In bowling, Mohammad Siraj will lead the pace attack for India. So, he is a sure starter. You can consider, Seth Rance and Kyle Jamieson from the hosts.
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