Dhawan, who was in blazing form hitting back-to-back Test hundreds against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, fractured his hand during the Galle Test match and was forced to sit out from the
remainder of the series.

Having steadily recuperated from injury and going through paces at the National Cricket Academy, the match against Bangladesh A gives Dhawan, an ideal opportunity to test his fitness in match situation as he leads India A against the visitors.

More than a big score, the emphasis for Dhawan will be about spending quality time out there in the middle to check out if there is any discomfort while batting.

Facing the likes of Rubel Hossain, Al-Amin Hossain would also prepare him nicely as he gets ready to face South Africa in Dharamsala in the opening T20 International on October 2.

For Ravindra Jadeja, once an indispensable part of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's ODI set-up, it will be a big test as he has now been dumped by selectors across all formats.

That he has not been picked for either of T20s and first three ODIs speaks volumes about the fact that selectors have sent him a stern message that he needs to improve his game before being considered for senior team selection all over again.

While in a longer version, he is far from being a certainty, this three-day game is a chance for him to impress Sandeep Patil and company with long Proteas home series starting spanning over 72 days.

Two other players, who would be keen to perform are Varun Aaron and Naman Ojha. While Varun has been a part of Test squad with skipper Virat Kohli's accent on pace, the Jharkhand speedster has done precious little apart from bowling quick.

 

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