India A to go through strength and conditioning camp at NCA

"The weeklong program aims to prepare the team for the forthcoming tour of Australia where they are scheduled to play one-day quadrangular series followed by two four-day games," BCCI said in a release.

Wicket-keeper Naman Ojha will captain the India A side during the quadrangular series in Australia.   -  VIVEK BENDRE

India ‘A’ team will undergo strength and conditioning camp at the National Cricket Academy here from July 12 to 17 as part of its preparation for the upcoming tour of Australia.

“The weeklong program aims to prepare the team for the forthcoming tour of Australia where they are scheduled to play one-day quadrangular series followed by two four-day games,” BCCI said in a release.

The camp for the Naman Ojha-led 16-member squad will be conducted by team physiotherapist, Yogesh Parmar and trainer Anand Date in conjunction with NCA chief physiotherapist, Andrew Leipus and NCA trainer Rajinikant.

Coach Rahul Dravid will also address the team during the course of the camp.

India A will play its first match in the quadrangular series against host Australia A on August 14. The other two teams in the tournament are South Africa A and National Performance Squad.

India A will also play two Test matches against Australia A. The mataches are scheduled for September 8 to 11 and September 15 to 18 in Brisbane.

The Team: Naman Ojha (captain), Faiz Fazal, Akhil Herwadkar, Shreyas Iyer, Karun Nair, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Barinder Sran, Varun Aaron, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sanju Samson. Coach - Rahul Dravid.