There have been some changes in both the Squads after official declaration, so kindly go through the new squads before creating any team.
Nick Gubbins (Middlesex), Tom Kohler-Cadmore (Yorkshire), Sam Hain (Warwickshire), Liam Livingstone (Lancashire), Steven Mullaney (Nottinghamshire, captain), Ben Foakes (Surrey, wk), Liam Dawson (Hampshire), Matthew Parkinson (Lancashire), Matthew Fisher (Yorkshire), Reece Topley (Hampshire), Tom Helm (Middlesex), Chris Jordan (Sussex). *Craig Overton (Somerset) to replace Jordan after the first two matches of the series.
Shreyas Iyer (captain), Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Vijay Shankar, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Krishnappa Gowtham, Axar Patel, Prasidh Krishna, Shardul Thakur.
Gubbins, Cadmore, Hain, Livingstone, Foakes (Wk), Mullaney (C), Dawson, Jordan, Helm, Topley, Parkinson.
* First of all, make sure you don’t create your team considering how easily India won the two practice games. That wasn’t even their county level’s C grade team (Leic game). India A is up against a full fledged England Lions team which is as good as the favorites.
*Both Sam Curran (whole series) & Overton (first two games) are unavailable.
*Jordan has been added to the squad for only first two games, so he’s expected to play.
*There might be a toss up between Fisher & Topley (considering Jordan & Helm must play), but Topley being a left armer should be preferred in the first game. Fisher should play in the next game against WI A, which is scheduled the next day.
Shaw, Agarwal, Iyer (C), Pant (wk), Hooda/Gill, Shankar, Krunal, Axar, Thakur, Chahar, Prasidh.
*Shaw & Agarwal have confirmed their opening spot by performing exceedingly well in the practice games.
*If Gill plays, Iyer will bat at 4. Otherwise, he’s expected to bat at 3 i.e. if Hooda plays.
*Thakur & Chahar are an automatic choice to lead the fast bowling department, management would have to choose one between Khaleel & Prasidh for the third pacer. Prasidh should start according to me.
*Both Gowtham & Shardul couldn’t get a place in any of the practice games but Shardul is expected to play while Gowtham might have to wait for his chance in next games.
*Axar & Krunal will handle the spin department & Hooda (if plays) can chip in with some overs in middle phase.
Shankar (Not the Nidahas Trophy one) will play as their only fast bowling all-rounder.
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