Dipak Chahar, Kishan to join India A for SA series

22 November 2021, 12:37 pm
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Fast bowler Deepak Chahar and young wicket-keeper batter Ishan Kishan have been added to India A squad, that will travel to South Africa for three four-day Test matches.

Yes, Deepak and Ishan have been drafted to the squad. They will finish the match in Kolkata and link up with the A-team before they leave for South Africa,’ a senior BCCI official confirmed the development.

It is understood that Ishan is being sent because the Chetan Sharma-led committee, by mistake, had kept only one wicket-keeper for the ‘A’ tour in Railways’ Upendra Yadav.

‘They needed a second keeper and who is better than Ishan. He probably now would be the first keeper and rightly so,’ another official said.

Deepak has not played a lot of red-ball cricket but with his ability to swing the ball, selectors want to keep him busy. Gujarat top-order batter Priyank Panchal will lead India A squad for the South Africa tour, beginning November 26.