Mandeep Singh to lead India A against South Africa in T20 game

Mumbai, Sep 23: A young India A squad was today picked by the BCCI's selection committee for the Twenty20 warm-up match against South Africa on September 29 in Delhi.

India-SA series schedule

Punjab's batsman Mandeep Singh will captain the 12-man side, which was announced by the Sandeep Patil-led selection panel in Mumbai.

Mandeep Singh in action at IPL 2015, for RCB

"The All-India Senior Selection Committee met earlier to announce the India 'A' team for the warm-up Twenty20 match against South Africa," a press release from BCCI said on Wednesday (September 23).

"The warm-up match will be played at 1100 hrs IST on September 29, 2015 at Palam Cricket Ground, New Delhi," it added.

Manish Pandey, Mayank Agarwal, Sanju Samson, who have been regulars in 'A' squad coached by Rahul Dravid, feature in this T20 team.

The selectors have rewarded some of the players for their Indian Premier League (IPL) performances.

All-rounder Hardik Patel of Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal impressed in IPL and find themselves in the squad. So is Pawan Negi of Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Mandeep also did well in IPL this year for RCB.

Left-arm chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav too is included along with Railways paceman Anureet Singh.

This is the only practice game for South Africa ahead of their 3-match T20I series against India. After that, they play 5 ODIs and 4 Tests against the hosts.

India A squad: Mandeep Singh (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Manan Vohra, Manish Pandey, Surya Kumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Rishi Dhawan, Anureet Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Pawan Negi, Kuldeep Yadav.

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