The Delhi batsman Yash Dhull will captain India A in the Men’s Emerging Teams Asia Cup 50-overs competition, which takes place in Sri Lanka from July 14 to July 23. Dhull guided India to the Under-19 World Cup victory last year. Abhishek Sharma, an all-around player for the Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad, is Dhull’s assistant.
The A teams from the five Asian Full Member Boards—Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka—as well as the senior teams from Nepal, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates—are competing in the tournament.
There is no upper age limit for participants in this tournament, but India’s squad has a rather youthful feel to it with all 15 players being under the age of 23. Except for Saurashtra wicketkeeper-batter Snell Patel, who is 29 years old, four of the five backup players are also under-23 players. Intriguingly, the team was chosen by India’s junior selection panel, which was led by former Karnataka goalkeeper Thilak Naidu.
The primary squad has several players who stood up during IPL 2023, including fast bowlers Harshit Rana and Akash Singh, wicketkeepers Prabhsimran Singh and Dhruv Jurel, and top-order batsman Sai Sudharsan, who made 96 in the championship match.
Sitanshu Kotak, a former player for Saurashtra, is the team’s head coach. Fielding coach Munish Bali and bowling coach Sairaj Bahutule will support him.
On July 13, India meets with UAE at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo to open their campaign.
India A squad: Yash Dhull (capt), Abhishek Sharma (vice-capt), Sai Sudharsan, Nikin Jose, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Riyan Parag, Nishant Sindhu, Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Dhruv Jurel (wk), Manav Suthar, Yuvrajsinh Dodiya, Harshit Rana, Akash Singh, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Rajvardhan Hangargekar. Harsh Dubey, Nehal Wadhera, Snell Patel, and Mohit Redkar are on standby.