New Delhi, January 9: Few days ago after stepping down from the captaincy of the limited-overs sides, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been named captain of the India A team that will take on the visiting England side in the first practice game ahead of their three-match One-Day International series against India. Ajinkya Rahane will lead India A in the second warm-up game.
Yuvraj Singh, who earned a recall to both the ODI and the T20I side, will feature in the first game, which will also see veteran pacer Ashish Nehra in action, also a part of India's squad for the succeeding T20Is.
Both the warm-up games will be played at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on January 10 and 12 followed by the ODI series, which begins in Pune on January 15.
India A team for 1st warm-up match: Shikhar Dhawan, Mandeep Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (Captain), Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ashish Nehra, Mohit Sharma, Siddarth Kaul
India A team for 2nd warm-up match: Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane (Captain), Suresh Raina, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Kishan, Sheldon Jackson, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Parvez Rasool, Vinay Kumar, Pradeep Sangwan, Ashoke Dinda