Fast bowler Deepak Chahar and young wicket-keeper batter Ishan Kishan have been added to India-A squad, that will travel to South Africa for three four-day Test matches.
“Yes, Deepak and Ishan have been drafted to the squad. They will finish the match in Kolkata and link up with the A- team before they leave for South Africa,” a senior BCCI official confirmed the development.
It is understood that Ishan is being sent because the Chetan Sharma-led committee, by mistake, had kept only one wicket-keeper for the A-tour in Railways’ Upendra Yadav.
“They needed a second keeper and who is better than Ishan. He probably now would be first keeper and rightly so,” another official said.
Deepak has not played a lot of red ball cricket but with his ability to swing the ball, selectors want to keep him busy.
Gujarat top-order batter Priyank Panchal will lead the India-A squad for the South Africa tour, beginning November 26.