Karun Nair and Manish Pandey are skippers of India A’s teams in South Africa

Vastavam web:  Senior team players Karun Nair and Manish Pandey were today named skippers of India A’s unofficial Test and one-day teams respectively, for the upcoming tour of South Africa.India A will play a one-day tri-series involving Australia A and South Africa A followed by two four-day matches against the hosts. Karun and Jayant Yadav are two current India players who are in both the squads, while Pandey needed to be checked after coming from an injury.

The squad for the one-day series is packed with IPL and domestic limited-overs (Vijay Hazare Trophy) performers such as Krunal Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Basil Thampi, Mohammad Shiraj and Siddharth Kaul. Since India’s tour of Sri Lanka also starts on July 26, it is a given that Nair won’t be a part of the senior squad for the Test series.Nair, who had started his Test career with a triple century on debut in the last home season, has since been going through a bad run of form, including in the Indian Premier League where he led Delhi Daredevils in some of the matches in the absence of regular skipper Zaheer Khan.