India A Tour of South Africa 2021

Deepak Chahar and Ishan Kishan will join the India A team in South Africa soon. The two India cricketers, currently in Kolkata with the national T20I squad,

India A Tour of South Africa 2021

will fly to Bloemfontein after the conclusion of the third and final game of the ongoing series against New Zealand, on Sunday (November 21).

India A Tour of South Africa 2021

The Priyank Panchal-led side has already reached Bloemfontein a couple of days ago for the three-match red-ball series.

India A Tour of South Africa 2021

Chahar and Kishan will assemble in Mumbai on November 24 and fly from there, with the possibility of Shardul Thakur also joining the squad at a later date.

India A Tour of South Africa 2021

The inclusion of Kishan and Chahar is in addition to Hanuma Vihari, who was a late entrant to the 14-member squad that was initially announced by Chetan Sharma-headed selection committee on November 9.

India A Tour of South Africa 2021

Kishan will be the second wicketkeeper in the squad which only has Upendra Yadav as the first-choice glovesman.

India A Tour of South Africa 2021

Chahar will be the reinforcement in the pace-bowling department which has four quicks - Navdeep Saini, Umran Malik, Ishan Porel and Arzan Nagwaswalla.

India A Tour of South Africa 2021

The A team will play three four-day games, all in Bloemfontein, with the first match starting on November 23. The second and third games begin on November 29 and December 6 respectively.