Gujarat’s Priyank Panchal was named captain as the All-India Senior Selection Committee picked the India A squad for the South Africa tour scheduled to start from 23 November in Bloemfontein.

The 31-year-old Panchal is currently leading the Gujarat team in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy T20. Gujarat have qualified for the quarterfinals as toppers of Group D.

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The team will play three four-day matches during the tour. The Indian senior team is set to tour South Africa for their next overseas assignment.

Jammu and Kashmir pacer Umran Malik was also picked. The 21-year-old, a right-arm pacer, has played just one List A and eight T20 matches so far in his career. He has not played any red-ball game.

Malik caught attention with his raw pace during IPL 2021 in UAE. He had clocked 152.95 kph – the fastest delivery of the tournament – during Sunrisers Hyderabad’s game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. On his T20 debut, he picked up 3/24 against Railways which included the wicket of former India player Karn Sharma, who was beaten for sheer pace. He has taken six wickets in four games in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali T20…

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