India A to tour Australia for quadrangular one-day series and four-day games

PTI, Jun, 01 2016
India A to tour Australia for quadrangular one-day series and four-day games

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.

File photo of the India A team. PTI

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.

Published Date: Jun 01, 2016 | Updated Date: Jun 01, 2016


Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3925 123
2 South Africa 3050 117
3 Australia 3087 100
4 England 3362 99
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115