BCCI Is Likely to Send a Few Senior Stars Along with the India A Team for a Three-Game First-Class Tour to South Africa


The India team’s attention has switched from the ODI World Cup to the T20I and Test formats. In preparation for the World Test Championship cycle and the T20 World Cup in 2020, respectively. Even though Rohit Sharma and company did not win the ODI World Cup. The Men in Blue are extremely motivated to break their ICC title drought, which has now lasted for ten years.

The India team is currently playing a five-match Twenty20 International series against Australia without any senior stars. They won the opening game to take a 1-0 lead. Following the series, attention will turn to the major tour of South Africa. Particularly the two-match Test series that begins on December 26.

BCCI is planning to send senior players to South Africa to take part in India ‘A’ side’s three-match ‘shadow tour’ of the country.

The BCCI intends to send a few of the Test team’s senior players ahead of schedule to South Africa .To play in the “shadow tour” of the country, which consists of three matches. This information was reported in PTI.

The board had previously organized India “A” team tours to nations where the senior team was scheduled to play Test matches; however, following the Bangladesh series in 2018, the ODI World Cup took precedence over the cricket pathways.

However, there will be five or six “A” games in first-class format between December and January. Giving the homegrown players an opportunity to show off their abilities.

Prior to India s five-match mega series against the senior English side. There will be three “Tests” (four-day games) schedule against South Africa “A” and two to three more against England Lions (England “A”) in January.

Yes, there are three four-day Tests between India ‘A’ and South Africa ‘A’ next month. The team for that will come in some days. Most of the consistent young performers along with those (seniors) who need some game time before the two Test matches. In Centurion (December 26 to 30) and Cape Town (January 3-7) will be there,” a BCCI source told PTI on condition of anonymity.

Abhimanyu Easwaran, B Sai Sudharsan, Yash Dhull, Kona Bharat, Upendra Yadav, and Saurabh Kumar. All reliable performers in domestic cricket—will undoubtedly figure in the grand scheme of things. To prepare for the African challenge. It would be interesting to see if india veterans like Jaydev Unadkat, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Ajinkya Rahane could play at least one four-day match.

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