IN-A vs EN-A: The first ODI was won by the home side in India A. They chased down a competitive target of 285 runs with five balls to spare. Skipper Ajinkya Rahane had the support of every top order batsman in the chase, and these are positive signs for the team. Even the bowling department did their bit by taking crucial wickets at important junctures. The management would’ve wanted a cleaner and a more comprehensive performance from the boys, but getting the victory is still important at the end of the day.
Meanwhile, England A’s bowling let the team down. Captain Sam Billings played a sensational knock of 108 runs and he was helped by the opening batsman in Alex Davies. The only chink in the armour was the expensive bowling spell of ZJ Chappell, as he gave away 84 runs in 10 overs albeit taking three wickets along the way. If they find a way to curb that problem, the team will have no glaring weaknesses.
India A vs England A Playing 11
India A Playing 11:
Ajinkya Rahane, Anmolpreet Singh, Hanuma Vihari, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Siddarth Kaul, Deepak Chahar, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Mayank Markande.
England A playing 11:
Will Jacks, Sam Billings, Sam Hain, Alex Davies, Danny Briggs, Ben Duckett, Lewis Gregory, James Porter, Zak Chappell, Dominic Bess, Ollie Pope.
India A vs England A Squads
India A: Ajinkya Rahane (C), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Ishan Kishan, Ankit Bawne, Axar Patel, Krunal Pandya, Mayank Markande, Jayant Yadav, Siddharth Kaul, Shradul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar
England A: Dominic Bess, Sam Billings (C), Danny Briggs, Matthew Carter, Zak Chappell, Alex Davies, Ben Duckett, Lewis Gregory, Sam Hain, Saqib Mahmood, Jamie Overton, Ollie Pope, James Porter, Will Jacks, Steven Mullaney.