Possible India-A Team (Edit)

Given the recent comments on this blogsite on my original post on this topic, below is a fuller list of potential India-A players.

Virender Sehwag, Aakash Chopra, Robin Uthappa, Shikar Dhawan

Middle-order bats:
Dinesh Mongia, Suresh Raina, Mohammed Kaif, S. Badrinath, Venugopala Rao, Rohit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli

Wicket Keepers:
Parthiv Patel, Puneet Bisht

Munaf Patel, Ajit Agarkar, V Yo Mahesh, Rakesh Patel, Ashish Nehra, Irfan Pathan, Joginder Sharma, V. R. V. Singh

Harbhajan Singh, Rajesh Pawar, Piyush Chawla, Murali Kartik, K. P. Appanna, Amit Mishra, Pragyan Ojha, Sayyed Iqbal Abdulla, Shahbaz Nadeem

Given this scenario, it is possible for us to construct an India-A and an India-B as follows (each with 16 players in them):

Virender Sehwag
Shikar Dhawan
Dinesh Mongia
Mohammed Kaif
S. Badrinath
Suresh Raina
Parthiv Patel
Piyush Chawla
Ajit Agarkar / V Yo Mahesh
V. R. V. Singh / Ashish Nehra
Murali Kartik / K. P. Appanna / Sayyed Iqbal Abdulla / Shahbaz Nadeem

Aakash Chopra
Robin Uthappa
Cheteshwa Pujara
Venugopala Rao / Rohit Sharma
Manoj Tiwary / Virat Kohli
Puneet Bisht
Irfan Pathan
Harbhajan Singh
Rakesh Patel / Joginder Sharma
Rajesh Pawar / Pragyan Ojha / Amit Mishra
Munaf Patel

The one other player that perhaps could be added is Gagan Khoda. But that would be at the exepense of one of the lefties — perhaps Abdulla…

— Mohan

14 responses to “Possible India-A Team (Edit)

  1. Shahbaaz Nadeem is a SLA bowler, not a pacer.

  2. “The one other player that perhaps could be added is Gagan Khoda. But that would be at the exepense of one of the lefties — perhaps Abdulla…”

    No way! Abdullah has a realistic chance to represent India whereas Gagan Khoda can only dream of doing so.

  3. And you put Harbhajan Singh , Irfan, Munaf and Rohit in India B? Any reason for that?

    And you didn’t say who are the captains of these sides in your opinion?

  4. Punit Bisht a better player than Rohit Sharma?

    And where is Ambati Rayadu?

  5. or Laxmipathy Balaji?

  6. Chandan, I have made the mod re: Shahbaz Nadeem. The allocation of players in teams does not have a clear rationale. However, I thought it would be a good idea to pit like against like: Sehwag-Uthappa, Harbhajan-Chawla Agarkar-Munaf, Kaif-Rohit, Badrinath-Tiwary, Parthiv-Puneet, etc…

    Homer, Bisht is a wicketkeeper. Raydu and Balaji seem to have gone off the boil a bit in recent years. Balaji hasn’t even commenced playing full-time for TN.

  7. No Sridharan Sriram? C’mon guys, that guys deserves to play in atleast India-A if not higher…

  8. I don’t agree Prabhu. Sriram will not be considered for India again. And the purpose of A tour is to find replacements for every position.

    What would you gain by grooming a player who you know will not be considered as a replacement for any position?


    What about the captains?

    Say Kaif is India A’s captain but who’d lead India B?

  9. Chandan

    Good point regarding captaincy. I hadn’t thought through that clearly enough.

    I’d exchange Pujara for Kaif and get Sehwag to captain ‘A’ and Kaif to captain ‘B’.

    Seems like a good move?


  10. I would like to see Amol Mazumdar added.

  11. i am a big fan of shahbaz nadeem …..i want to see him play for india as soon as posible…….wish you all the best

  12. Dear shahbaz……work hard….love your game….youo reach you are about to reach your destiny ,,,,,…….

  13. hi bcci………plez give more and more chance to young guns of our country

  14. hey Shahbaz will rock one day….Allah is there for him at every step…he just need to work hard as he is doing……Good luck ……want to see you in indian team in next world cup.

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