The three-member selection committee of JSCA has announced the 15-member team for two Ranji matches against Himachal Pradesh and Jammu&Kashmir to be played from Nov 23-26 and Dec 1-4 respectively.
The selectors recalled old warhorse Tariq-ul Rahaman while reposing faith on the experienced and tested players. Two new faces Arun Vidyarthi and Gurjeet Signh have been included in the squad.
Sumit, who led the state team twice, came back in the team after an injury lay-off. The selectors were impressed with his performance in the selection trial, the sources said.
Sumit Panda (capt), Manish Vardhan, Arun Vidyarthi, Rajiv Kumar, Manish Kumar, C.M.Jha, Mohit Goyal, Tariq-Ul-Rahman, Madhusudan Tantubai, Mihir Diwakar, Ratan Kumar, S.S.Rao, S.Nadeem,Sunny Gupta and Gurjeet Singh. Coach: V.Venkat Ram.