Shiv Sunder Das will captain the Indian A team for the two matches to be played against Sri Lanka A. The news was announced by SK Nair, the BCCI secretary, in Hyderabad today.

The squad itself includes many players, such as Hemang Badani, Murali Kartik and Lakshmipathy Balaji, who could consider themselves unlucky not to be going to Australia with the senior Indian side in December.

Also included is Ambati Rayudu, captain of the Under-19 team which will be playing Sri Lanka A in the three-day tour opener which starts at Rajkot on Nov 18. The first four-day match is at Ahmedabad, starting on Nov 23.

Squad Shiv Sunder Das (capt), Hemang Badani, Gautam Gambhir, Sridharan Sriram, Rohan Gavaskar, Mohammad Kaif, Murali Kartik, Ajay Ratra, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Siddarth Trivedi, Munaf Patel, Ramesh Powar, Ambati Rayudu, Amit Mishra.