India 'A' vs New Zealand 'A'

While India is preparing for the T20 World Cup, Sanju Samson has been selected as the captain of India A for the ODI series against New Zealand A.

Raj Bawa's inclusion

Young all-rounder Raj Angad Bawa has been selected for the three-match home ODI series against New Zealand A from 22 September onwards.

Bawa, who played an important role in India's last U-19 World Cup triumph, is a medium-pace pacer and a left-handed middle-order batter.

World champion Bawa

Raj Bawa scored 252 runs during the U-19 World Cup for Team India, and 9 wickets in 6 matches. His best innings was of 162 runs.

Performance in U-19 WC

When Raj Angad was five years old, his grandfather Tralochan Bawa, who won the hockey gold medal at the 1948 Olympics, passed away.

Dada was Olympic champion

Former India star batter Yuvraj Singh used to train under Raj's father. Like Yuvi, Raj also wears the number 12 jersey.

Raj's father was Yuvraj's coach

Raj Bawa, who hails from Punjab, has played only two Ranji matches for Chandigarh. He has now been selected for the India A team.

Bawa played from Chandigarh

Raj Angad Bawa was bought by Punjab Kings for a base price of 20 lakhs. However in IPL 2022, he could score only 11 runs in two matches.

Got a chance in IPL

The Chetan Sharma-led selection committee wants to prepare him as a substitute for Hardik Pandya.
This step might be taken to reduce the workload of Pandya.

Replacement for Hardik?

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