India news January 31, 2013

Nayar to join India A squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

Mumbai's Abhishek Nayar has been selected to play for India A against Australia in a tour match in February. Nayar was not a part of the India A and Board President's XI squads announced earlier this week.

Nayar, who was the second-highest run-scorer in the Ranji Trophy this season, scored 966 runs for Mumbai, including three centuries and eight 50s. He also picked up 19 wickets to play an important role in the team's 40th Ranji Trophy title.

The India A team, led by Delhi's Shikhar Dhawan, will play a three-day game against Australia from February 16-18 in Chennai.

India A squad: Shikhar Dhawan (capt), Jiwanjot Singh, Rohit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary, Ajinkya Rahane, C Gautam, Rakesh Dhruv, Jalaj Saxena, Manpreet Gony, Vinay Kumar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ashok Menaria, Abhishek Nayar.