Another match as skipper for Dhoni

After returning from a Christmas break, England will play two warm-up fixtures against India A, featuring entirely different members for both games, at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on January 10 and 12.

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni will lead a side for the last time before playing under Virat Kohli in the ODI series against England.   -  AFP

Despite relinquishing India captaincy on Wednesday, Mahendra Singh Dhoni will lead his team-mates in a warm-up game for India A against England before the ODI series, starting from January 15.

After returning from a Christmas break, England will play two warm-up fixtures against different India A squads, at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on January 10 and 12.

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The India A squad for the first match, skippered by Dhoni, includes Yuvraj Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Ashish Nehra, Mohit Sharma and others. Ajinkya Rahane, who's been left out of the T20I squad, will lead the side that has, among others, Suresh Raina, Ishan Kishan and Ashoke Dinda in the second game.

India A team for 1st warm-up tie: Shikhar Dhawan, Mandeep Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ashish Nehra, Mohit Sharma, Siddarth Kaul

India A team for 2nd warm-up tie: Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Suresh Raina, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Kishan, Sheldon Jackson, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Parvez Rasool, Vinay Kumar, Pradeep Sangwan, Ashoke Dinda