Sanju Samson to lead Board President's XI against Sri Lanka in warm up match


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The two-day warm-up match will be played on November 11 and 12.

Sanju Samson. (Photo: PTI)

Kolkata: Wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson was on Thursday appointed captain of Board President's XI side in place of injured Naman Ojha for the two-day tour match against Sri Lanka from November 11-12 here.

In-form Punjab youngster Anmolpreet Singh, who scored a career-best 267 in the last round Ranji Trophy match against Chhattisgarh, has been named as replacement for Naman Ojha.

The 12-member squad is coached by former India spinner Narendra Hirwani.
The Lankans are here for a full series beginning with the first Test at Eden Gardens from November 16.

The Squad: Sanju Samson (c), Abhishek Gupta, Akash Bhandari, Avesh Khan, Jalaj Saxena, Jiwanjot Singh, Ravi Kiran, Rohan Prem, B Sandeep, Tanmay Agarwal, Sandeep Warrier, Anmolpreet Singh.