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Karun Nair recently played the Ranji Trophy semifinal for Karnataka. © AFP
Karun Nair has been added to the India A squad for the second four-day game against England Lions in Mysore. KL Rahul will lead the side in the contest, taking over from Ankeet Bawne who was named captain for the ongoing game in Wayanad.
Nair was last part of the Karnataka side in the semifinal of the Ranji trophy against Saurashtra, returning scores of 9 and 15. Rahul, on the other hand, was brought into the A side for the last three one-dayers against the England Lions after a suspension cut short his trip of Australia-New Zealand with the national team. He managed just 55 runs across the three games and will hope for a turn of fortunes in the red-ball contest.
Avesh Khan, named in the playing XI for the game in Wayanad, is the only absentee from the existing squad..
India A squad: KL Rahul (c), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Priyank Panchal, Ankeet Bawne, Karun Nair, Ricky Bhui, Siddhesh Lad, Srikar Bharat (wk), Shahbaz Nadeem, Jalaj Saxena, Mayank Markande, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Varun Aaron
Rahane to lead Rest of India in Irani Trophy
The committee also picked the Rest of India squad for the Irani Cup that will be played against Vidarbha, the winners of the Ranji Trophy 2018-19. The game will be played from February 12-16 in Nagpur.
Ajinkya Rahane will lead the 15-man squad, one that also has the presence of two new India Test cricketers – Mayank Agarwal and Hanuma Vihari.
Rest of India squad: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Mayank Agarwal, Anmolpreet Singh, Hanuma Vihari, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Krishnappa Gowtham, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ankit Rajpoot, Tanveer Ul-Haq, Ronit More, Sandeep Warrier, Rinku Singh, Snell Patel