India news August 7, 2013

Vijay Zol makes it to India A squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

Vijay Zol, the 18-year-old Maharashtra batsman, has been named in the India A squad for the long-format matches against the touring New Zealand A team. Zol, who has not played a first-class match thus far, has been prolific at the Under-19 level, scoring consecutive centuries against Sri Lanka in the recent youth-Test series.

The team for the two unofficial Tests - one three-day and one four-day match - will be led by Mumbai allrounder Abhishek Nayar and includes a number of young players; Punjab batsman Jiwanjot Singh, Delhi's Unmukt Chand, Gujarat's Manprit Juneja and Madhya Pradesh spinner Jalaj Saxena among others.

The squad for the three unofficial ODIs also includes consistent performers from the domestic scene. The side, led by Chand, the former Under-19 captain, also includes Robin Uthappa, who last played an ODI for India in 2008.

All the matches of the series are scheduled to be played in Visakhapatnam and the tour kicks off with the three-day match starting August 31.

India A Test squad: Abhishek Nayar (capt), Jiwanjot Singh, Unmukt Chand, Vijay Zol, Manprit Juneja, VA Jagadeesh, CM Gautam (wk), Dhawal Kulkarni, Imtiaz Ahmed, Aniket Choudhary, Shrikant Wagh, Jalaj Saxena, Rakesh Dhruv, Sarabjeet Ladda.

India A ODI squad: Unmukt Chand (capt), Robin Uthappa, Aditya Tare (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Mandeep Singh, Ashok Menaria, Sanju Samson, Sachin Baby, Dhawal Kulkarni, Basant Mohanty, Sandeep Sharma, Shrikant Wagh, Rahul Sharma, Jalaj Saxena

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  • Dummy4 on August 12, 2013, 14:55 GMT

    With Ref to;type=tournament

    Definitely G Gambhir, YK Pathan, RV Uthappa should have got chance than that of M Vijay based on IPL performance. Not sure what makes M Vijay better than others !!!

  • vignesh on August 9, 2013, 16:35 GMT

    Where is aparjith,sandeep sharma who has done well along with chand.when you can give chances to nayar who is early 30s and even out of form guys like uthappa. do you think that they fit to your future plans?

  • Sriram on August 9, 2013, 8:14 GMT

    What is the team of India U-23 starting on Aug 18? Hope to see Zol, Sanju, Sandeep, Unmukt in that team

  • Naresh on August 9, 2013, 7:09 GMT

    In September there is a U19 quadrangular tournament. Zol will definitely be the leader of the team. A great leftie and reminds me of Ganguly.

  • Dummy4 on August 8, 2013, 13:51 GMT

    baba aprajit, rishi dhawan , a.s rajpoot should be in the team.

  • Manesh on August 8, 2013, 10:21 GMT

    Happy to see no tested and failed seniors in the team other than Uthappa. Why more chance given to him? May be the last chance.

  • Dummy4 on August 8, 2013, 7:05 GMT

    no shewag, gambhir, yuvraj. they should be given a chance and they could have got some batting practice ahead of the busy schedule

  • Dummy4 on August 8, 2013, 6:54 GMT

    Maharashtra players rocks!!

  • Ajit Kumar on August 8, 2013, 5:17 GMT

    Great team selection. Happy to see basant mohanty into odi team. Proud of u dear..

  • Dummy4 on August 8, 2013, 5:13 GMT

    it's heartening to see odisha bowler basant mohanty being picked up in the ODIi of luck to him!