Duleep Trophy: Sehwag is captain of North Zone

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Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 12:16 [IST]
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Duleep Trophy: Sehwag to lead North Zone

New Delhi, Sep 24: Opener Virender Sehwag has been named as captain of North Zone for the Duleep Trophy game against West Zone which will be held in Chennai from October 6.

The 15-member squad was announced here on Monday. It is a star studded line-up as Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh and Ishant Sharma are also there. However whether most of these India stars will play or not is in question. The squad is dominated by Delhi players.

Sehwag, Gambhir, Kohli, Harbhajan and Yuvraj are currently in Sri Lanka for the ICC World Twenty20 2012. If India manages to reach the final of the tournament on October 7, then they will not be available for this match.

Considering this, the North Zone selection committee have also named who will take their spots in case they are not here.

ID Singh, Rahul Dewan, Uday Kaul, Vipul Sharma and Gurvinder Singh are the players who will be drafted into the squad as replacements.

North Zone squad: Virender Sehwag (Delhi, captain), Gautam Gambhir (Delhi), Virat Kohli (Delhi), Yuvraj Singh (Punjab), Shikhar Dhawan (Delhi), Paras Dogra (Himachal Pradesh), Rajat Bhatia (Delhi), Mayank Sidana (Punjab), Harbhajan Singh (Punjab), Nitin Saini (wicketkeeper, Haryana), Ishant Sharma (Delhi), Parwinder Awana (Delhi), Harshul Patel (Haryana), Vikas Mishra (Delhi), Rishi Dhawan (Himachal Pradesh). Manager: Ashok Vaswani.


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