The All-India Senior Selection Committee has picked the Rest of India squad for the Irani Cup to be played against Vidarbha, winners of the Ranji Trophy 2018-19 in Nagpur from February 12-16. India Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane will lead the Rest of India side against Vidarbha. A day later, KL Rahul will lead India A in the second unofficial Test against the England Lions at Mysore.
The Rest of India side also features a few other current India players in the mix including Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Shreyas Iyer along with others like wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan and Krishnappa Gowtham.
Saurashtra keeper-batsman Snell Patel, who scored a hundred in the Ranji final and left-arm spinner Dharmendra Jadeja, with fifty-plus wickets, have also made the cut.
Wrist spinners Rahul Chahar and Mayank Markande are is in the Rest squad and A squad respectively.
Ankit Rajpoot, Ronit More, Sandeep Warrier, and left-armer Tanveer ul Haq will lead the pace attack.
Rest of India squad: Ajinkya Rahane (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Anmolpreet Singh, Hanuma Vihari, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Krishnappa Gowtham, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ankit Rajpoot, Tanveer Ul-Haq, Ronit More, Sandeep Warrier, Rinku Singh, Snell Patel
Meanwhile, the All-India Senior Selection Committee has also picked the India A team for the second four-day game to be played against England Lions in Mysore from 13th February.
India A squad: KL Rahul (Captain), AR Easwaran, Priyank Panchal, Ankeet Bawne, Karun Nair, Ricky Bhui, Siddhesh Lad, K.S. Bharat (wicket-keeper), Shahbaz Nadeem, Jalaj Saxena, Mayank Markande, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Varun Aaron