PTI | Up to date: September 15, 2018, 10:17 PM IST

Rishabh Pant Named in Delhi Vijay Hazare Squad, Gambhir to Lead

Rishabh Pant. (Photograph Credit score: Getty Photographs)

New Delhi: Rising sensation Rishabh Pant, who scored his maiden Check hundred in England, will play the primary three matches for Delhi within the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy, beginning September 19.Nevertheless, veteran Ishant Sharma has been rested after a gruelling England collection the place he sustained an ankle harm on the fourth day of the fifth Check. The 15-member staff shall be led by Gautam Gambhir and Dhruv Shorey shall be his deputy. Gambhir has been handed again the captaincy after a niche of 1 yr.

Pant, who captained Delhi to Ranji Trophy ultimate final yr, did not take up the management position as he’s a certainty within the Indian Check squad for the West Indies collection, beginning October 4. With the constant Shorey additionally anticipated to journey to New Zealand with the India A staff, the choice committee chaired by Amit Bhandari determined to fall again on the expertise of Gambhir, who’s not in nationwide reckoning.

The one new face within the squad is rookie all-rounder Pranshu Vajayran, who bats left handed and bowls medium tempo. All of the performers of final yr together with proficient gamers from U-22 facet has been picked for the event. Moderately skilled gamers like Unmukt Chand, Manan Sharma, Nitish Rana and Pawan Negi are all within the squad together with kids like batsmen Lalit Yadav and Hiten Dalal. The U-22 pacers Simarjeet Singh and Gauav Kumar have additionally discovered berths within the senior staff.

Simarjeet, nevertheless, was known as for suspect motion throughout final yr’s CK Nayudu Trophy and needed to endure motion correction.

Squad: Gautam Gambhir (captain), Dhruv Shorey (vc), Rishabh Pant (wk), Unmukt Chand, Nitish Rana, Himmat Singh, Manan Sharma, Pawan Negi, Hiten Dalal, Lalit Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Gaurav Kumar, Kulwant Khejroliya, Simarjeet Singh, Pranshu Vijayran.

Delhi’s Itinerary (All matches at Kotla and Palam) (Elite B)

Sep 20: vs Saurashtra
Sep 21: vs Hyderabad
Sep 24: vs Uttar Pradesh
Sep 26: vs Odisha
Sep 28: vs Kerala
Oct 2: vs Andhra
Oct 4: vs Madhya Pradesh
Oct 8: vs Chattisgarh.

First Revealed: September 15, 2018, 10:17 PM IST


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