Out-of-favour test batsman Wriddhiman saha and rising star Rishabh Pant will both feature on India a’s tour of the Caribbean which bowls off in July.
The 34-year-old Saha, who played the last of his 32 tests nearly a year-and-a-half ago, was named in the 15-man squad for all three four-day ‘tests’.
Batsman Shreyas Iyer, who has played six one-day internationals, will lead the ‘test’ squad, which also includes exciting 19-year-old opener Prithvi Shaw, whose only two tests came against West Indies last year and yielded a maiden hundred.
However, Shaw will feature only in the third and final ‘test’
Pant, meanwhile, will be a part of the tourists’ 15-man squad for the five one-day matches.
The one-day squad will be led by batsman Manish Pandey and includes Shaw and Iyer.
India a’s series will precede the senior team’s tour of the Caribbean which is expected to begin in August.
The Indian Cricket Board said yesterday Antigua will host the five one-dayers from July 11 to 21, with Coolidge Cricket Ground and the Vivian Richards Cricket ground serving as venues.
The Vivian Richards cricket ground will also host the first ‘test’ from july 24 to 27 before the series moves to the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad from July 31 to August 3 and the third ‘test’ at the Brian Lara Stadium starting August 6.