Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) on Wednesday confirmed that India A will play in the upcoming quadrangular one-day 'A' series in August, followed by two four-day matches against Australia A in September.
Australia had announced that their A side and National Performance Squad would play a quadrangular one-day series against South Africa A and another international team.
CA confirmed that the fourth team is India A.
The quadrangular series will have 18 matches, comprising 30 days of cricket across Mackay, Brisbane and Townsville.
India A will compete in quadrangular series throughout August in Townsville and Mackay, followed by two four-day matches against Australia A in early September in Brisbane.
CA Executive General Manager – Team Performance Pat Howard said India A would add competitive edge to the series.
"This is an important series for developing and growing the depth of talent in our pathways. Players in the Australia A and National Performance Squad have been identified as having the potential to play for their country and the national selectors will be watching this series with interest.
"India and South Africa are strong competitors with wide-ranging skills to challenge our players and build their experience against high-quality opposition," Howard said.
Schedule for quadrangular one-day series:
13 August: South Africa A v NPS, Townsville
14 August: Australia A v India A, Townsville
16 August: Australia A v NPS, Townsville
17 August: South Africa A v India A, Townsville
20 August: Australia A v South Africa A, Townsville
21 August: India A v NPS, Townsville
24 August: NPS v Australia A, Mackay
25 August: South Africa A v India A, Mackay
27 August: NPS v India A, Mackay
28 August: Australia A v South Africa A, Mackay
30 August: Australia A v India A, Mackay
31 August: South Africa A v NPS, Mackay
3 September: Final 3 v 4, Mackay
4 September: Final 1 v 2, Mackay
Schedule for four-day matches:
30 July - 2 August: Australia A v South Africa A, Brisbane
6-9 August: Australia A v South Africa A, Townsville
8-11 September: Australia A v India A, Brisbane
15-18 September: Australia A v India A, Brisbane.