Duleep Trophy to witness a clash of titans

Published: Tuesday, March 1, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Indore:Star cricketers including Virender Sehwag, VVS Laxman, Laxmipathi Balaji and Harbhajan Singh would be seen in action in the four-day Duleep Trophy match between North and South Zone starting in Indore.

The South Zone led by VVS Laxman have no points in their kitty and they must go all out to defeat North led by Sehwag.

Talking to reporters South Zone coach Sharad Padenkar said that the side must win the tie to stay in the title race.

"It will be essential for the team to win the match against North Zone. Otherwise we will be out of the scene," Padenkar said.

North coach Surinder Khanna said that players would have to give their best in view of the series against Pakistan and added that the wicket is a batsmen friendly wicket.Winning the toss is not important in view of the wicket condition, he said replying to a query.


North Zone: Virender Sehwag (capt), Dinesh Mongia, Gautam Gambhir, Aakash Chopra, Amit Bhandari, Ashish Nehra, Yuvraj Singh, Ravneet Ricky, Harbhajan Singh, Sangram Singh, MS Bisla, Pankaj Dharmani, Amit Mishra, Joginder Sharma, Ashok Thakkar.

South Zone: VVS Laxman (capt), Roland Barrington, S Sriram, Dinesh Kaarthik, R Jesuraj, S Sharath, Robin Uthappa, R Vinay Kumar, Laxmipathi Balaji, SR Srinivas, Swapnil Asodkar, S Badrinath, Aniruddh Singh, Sunil Joshi and Rahul Dravid.

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