Shardul Thakur has been named in the India A squad, which is currently playing the New Zealand A team in Bengaluru. According to the reports, the India all-rounder has been nominated as a replacement for the young pacer, Prasidh Krishna who had to withdraw from the three-match series owing to a back ailment. Here in this article, we talk about Shardul Thakur’s joining the squad after Prasidh Krishna’s injury.
Because of his selection to the India A team, the Mumbai player was forced to withdraw from the West Zone squad for the Duleep Trophy, for which he had previously been chosen. Chetan Sakariya of Saurashtra has been named in his stead in the zonal team.
The West Zone selectors met on Sunday and chose the 24-year-old Rajkot left-arm bowler for the Ajinkya Rahane-led side that will compete in the inter-zonal competition in Tamil Nadu from September 8 to 25.
Thakur will shortly join the India A team in Karnataka, which is managed by Priyank Panchal. Thakur was discovered to be on vacation in Thailand, and an SOS was sent to him to return quickly. On Sunday, the first game between India A and New Zealand A finished in a tie. The A series will continue with two more games on September 8 and 15 in Hubli and Bengaluru, respectively.
The first game ended in a draw where both the teams, New Zealand A and India A hit plethora of runs. The game saw 4 centurions in Joe Carter, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Rajat Patidar and Tilak Varma. The test ended in a draw.
India A squad: Priyank Panchal (Captain), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraaz Khan, Tilak Varma, KS Bharat (wk), Upendra Yadav (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Saurabh Kumar, Rahul Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Umran Malik, Mukesh Kumar, Yash Dayal and Arzan Nagwaswalla.
West Zone Squad: Ajinkya Rahane (C), Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rahul Tripathi, Chirag Jani, Het Patel, Hardik Tamore, Shams Mulani, Tanish Kotian, Atit Seth, Chintan Gaja, Chetan Sakaria, Jaydev Unadkat and Satyajeet Bachhav.