Sarfaraz Khan and Umran Malik have been named in the 16-member India ‘A’ squad which will face New Zealand A in three unofficial Tests beginning on September 1.
The team also includes a number of uncapped players, such as young batter Tilak Varma, medium pacer Mukesh Kumar and Yash Dayal.
The experienced duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Prasidh Krishna are also a part of the team.
Gujarat opener Priyank Panchal was named captain of the squad.
Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy stadium will host the first and the third red-ball games, while the second match will take place at Hubli’s Rajnagar stadium.
India A squad for 4-day matches against New Zealand A :
Priyank Panchal (c), A Easwaran, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Tilak Verma, KS Bharat (wk), Upendra Yadav (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Saurabh Kumar, R Chahar, Prasidh, Umran Malik, Mukesh, Y Dayal, A Nagwaswalla