Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) today confirmed that India A will play in the upcoming quadrangular one-day ‘A’ series in August, followed by two four-day matches against Australia A in September.
Australia had announced that their A side and National Performance Squad would play a quadrangular one-day series against South Africa A and another international team.
CA today confirmed that the fourth team is India A. The quadrangular series will have 18 matches, comprising 30 days of cricket across Mackay, Brisbane and Townsville.
India A will compete in quadrangular series throughout August in Townsville and Mackay, followed by two four-day matches against Australia A in early September in Brisbane.
CA Executive General Manager Team Performance Pat Howard said India A would add competitive edge to the series.
“This is an important series for developing and growing the depth of talent in our pathways. Players in the Australia A and National Performance Squad have been identified as having the potential to play for their country and the national selectors will be watching this series with interest.
“India and South Africa are strong competitors with wide-ranging skills to challenge our players and build their experience against high-quality opposition,” Howard said.
Schedule for quadrangular one-day series:
Aug 13: South Africa A v NPS, Townsville
Aug 14: Australia A v India A, Townsville
Aug 16: Australia A v NPS, Townsville
Aug 17: South Africa A v India A, Townsville
Aug 20: Australia A v South Africa A, Townsville
Aug 21: India A v NPS, Townsville
Aug 24: NPS v Australia A, Mackay
Aug 25: South Africa A v India A, Mackay
Aug 27: NPS v India A, Mackay
Aug 28: Australia A v South Africa A, Mackay
Aug 30: Australia A v India A, Mackay
Aug 31: South Africa A v NPS, Mackay
Sep 3: Final 3 v 4, Mackay
Sep 4: Final 1 v 2, Mackay
Schedule for four-day matches:
Jul 30-Aug 2: Australia A v South Africa A, Brisbane
Aug 6-9: Australia A v South Africa A, Townsville
Sep 8-11: Australia A v India A, Brisbane
Sep 15-18: Australia A v India A, Brisbane.