SA A v IND A 2021: Following processes correctly will get us best results- India A captain Priyank Panchal

South Africa A captain Pieter Malan said their number one priority is to win the matches.

India A players looking forward to the series against South Africa A | Instagram

India A captain Priyank Panchal believes that his team is well balanced and the tourists are looking forward to the three four-day match series against South Africa A, starting on November 23, Tuesday, at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein.

With India A squad already studded with a number of star senior team stars like Navdeep Saini, Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari, Rahul Chahar, and Devdutt Padikkal, Panchal believes that sticking to their processes will help India to outsmart South Africa A in the upcoming four-day series.

Panchal said in a statement on Tuesday: “We have a very balanced side and following our processes correctly will get us the best results. It is definitely going to be an exciting tour for all of us. We have prepared very well, and we are looking forward to the series.”

Meanwhile, South Africa A captain Pieter Malan has insisted that his team’s first priority is to win the matches, saying it is always exciting to play against India A.

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The South Africa squad features a mixture of experienced and emerging talents with top performers having an opportunity to stake their claim for national selection for the upcoming India series.

Malan stated: “As a side, our No 1 priority is to win. At an individual level, that means putting in performances that will help move the team forward, and hopefully, we can achieve that on the field. The selectors have put together a strong squad with a lot of experience, so I’m excited to see the guys give it a go.”

He concluded, “It’s a good opportunity; we are in the middle of our season, so the guys have plenty of overs in their legs and time in the middle. It is always exciting playing against a quality side like India A, so hopefully, we can match up well against them and win cricket matches.”

India A squad:

Priyank Panchal (c), Prithvi Shaw, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Devdutt Padikkal, Sarfaraz Khan, Baba Aparajith, Upendra Yadav, K Gowtham, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Kumar, Navdeep Saini, Umran Malik, Ishan Porel, Arzan Nagwaswalla.

South Africa A squad:

Pieter Malan (C), Sarel Erwee, Edward Moore, Raynard van Tonder, Sinethemba Qeshile, Senuran Muthusamy, Marco Jansen, Migael Pretorius, Beuran Hendricks, Lutho Sipamla, Glenton Stuurman, George Linde, Jason Smith, Tony de Zorzi.

Here’s the Four-day Series Schedule:

1st match – 23-26 November, Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
2nd match – 29 November-2 December, Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
3rd match – 6-9 December, Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein

(With ANI Inputs)


By Rashmi Nanda - 23 Nov, 2021

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