Mumbai’s middle-order batsman Siddhesh Lad has been named in the Board President’s XI team which will take on South Africa A in a three-day warm-up game in Belgaum from July 30.

The 14-member squad led by Mumbai Indians wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan was picked by the All-India Senior Selection Committee that met in Leeds, UK on Wednesday. In the same meeting  Virat Kohli led Indian Cricket Team was picked for the first three Tests of the upcoming five-match Test series against England.

This is the first time Lad- a consistent performer for Mumbai -has figured in Indian selectors’ plans. during the 2017-18 season. He represented India B in Deodhar Trophy, however, he has never played against an international side while representing an Indian fringe team.

BP XI for warm-up fixture against South Africa ‘A’: Ishan Kishan (C & WK), RR Sanjay, AR Eshwaran, Dhruv Shorey, Anmolpreet Singh, Hirwani, DA Jadeja, Avesh Khan, Shivam Mavi, Ishaan Porel, Atith Seth.






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