India A to tour Australia in August; Full schedule announced

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Melbourne, June 1: India 'A' will tour Australia in August this year to play a One Day series and 2 four-day matches, Cricket Australia (CA) announced today (June 1).

"India A joins Australia A, South Africa A and CA's National Performance Squad (NPS) for the Quadrangular Series which includes 18 matches comprising 30 days of cricket across Mackay, Brisbane and Townsville," a media release from CA said on Wednesday.

India A to tour Australia in August; Full schedule announced

"India A will compete in the One-Day Quad Series throughout August in Townsville and Mackay, followed by two 4-day matches against Australia A during early September in Brisbane," it added.

CA's Executive General Manager (Team Performance), Pat Howard said India A would add another competitive edge to the series.

"This is an important series for developing and growing the depth of talent in our pathways. Players in the Australia A and National Performance Squad have been identified as having the potential to play for their country and the national selectors will be watching this series with interest.

"India and South Africa are strong competitors with wide-ranging skills to challenge our players and build their experience against high-quality opposition," Howard said.

The One Day series begins on August 13 and ends on September 4. After this, India A will face Australia A in 2 four-day matches in Brisbane. Last year India A were coached by former India captain and batting legend Rahul Dravid.


The Schedule

One Day Series

13 August - South Africa A Vs CA's NPS, Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville

14 August - Australia A Vs India A, Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville

16 August - Australia A Vs NPS, Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville

17 August - South Africa A Vs India A, Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville

20 August - Australia A Vs South Africa A, Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville

21 August - India A Vs NPS, Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville

24 August - NPS Vs Australia A, Harrup Park, Mackay

25 August - South Africa A Vs India A, Harrup Park, Mackay

27 August - NPS Vs India A, Harrup Park, Mackay

28 August - Australia A Vs South Africa A, Harrup Park, Mackay

30 August - Australia A Vs India A, Harrup Park, Mackay

31 August - South Africa A Vs NPS, Harrup Park, Mackay

3 September - Final 3 Vs 4, Harrup Park, Mackay

4 September - Final 1 Vs 2, Harrup Park, Mackay


Four Day Matches - Australia A Vs India A

8-11 September, Australia A Vs India A, Allan Border Field, Brisbane

15-18 September, Australia A Vs India A, Allan Border Field, Brisbane

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