India's trials and tribulations of 2014 series and what each individual batsman will aim to achieve this time on the England tour.
Opener Murali Vijay and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane will be looking to get into the groove in India A's last first-class engagement, against England Lions at the County Ground in Worcester
Murali Vijay scored his 12th Test century on Thursday in India's historic one-off Test against Afghanistan.
India will play the one-off historic Test against Afghanistan starting from June 14, 2018 in Bengaluru.
Murali Vijay suddenly started getting calls to play in English county just like other Test specialists Cheteshwar Pujara and Ishant Sharma.
Murali Vijay has expressed disappointment on being dropped from his state team's squad for the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Tamil Nadu coach Hrishikesh Kanitkar said Murali Vijay always played with the commitment for the state.
Murali Vijay played two matches earlier in the Vijay Hazare Trophy scoring 11 and 51 against Gujarat and Goa respectively. His place for the remainder of the tournament has been given to batsman Pradosh Ranjan.
Captain Vijay Shankar said the presence of Murali Vijay and R Ashwin would be a motivating factor for the rest of the squad.
India are set to take on South Africa in an away fixture scheduled to begin from January 5 in Cape Town.