India A will take on England XI in the second and final warm-up match on Wednesday where the visitors will look to gain more momentum before the ODI series. Remember, the tourists won the first warm-up match. Now unlike the first warm-up match, this game will not be produced by the broadcasters and eventually be not available for telecast or online streaming.
The first match was of course MS Dhoni’s swansong as captain and had tremendous interest. The second warm-up will be played in Mumbai and begins at 9 am IST. Now we can tell you that the focus from the Indian point of view will be on the young guns.
You have to say that England have everything to lose because they are expected to beat a bunch of young players. If they win, they may not get enough credit. If they lose, they may get panned. Also Read- Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina in team, but focus on Rishabh Pant
One should not read too much as far as these practice games are concerned. They are by no means glorified net sessions but one must remember that it will be wrong to make assumptions based on what happens in these matches with respect to results. Also Read- Sourav Ganguly files a complaint with police following death threat
India A: Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Suresh Raina, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Kishan, Sheldon Jackson, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Parvez Rasool, Vinay Kumar, Pradeep Sangwan, Ashok Dinda
England: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes