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Virender Sehwag to lead Rest of India in Irani Cup

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Published: Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 9:12 [IST]

Virender Sehwag to lead Rest of India

Bangalore, Jan 30: Virender Sehwag has been named captain of Rest of India squad to face Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai in Irani Cup 2013 from February 6 to 10 at Wankhede Stadium.

Sehwag, who was dropped from India One Day International team, has a chance to recapture his form ahead of Australia Test series which begins on February 22. Harbhajan Singh is also included in Rest of India team.

India captain MS Dhoni has opted out of Irani Cup and will feature in BCCI Corporate Cricket Tournament.

The selectors, who met here on Tuesday (January 29), also announced Board President's XI and India A squads to face the visiting Australian team.

President's XI will face Australia in a two-day warm-up game in Chennai from February 12. India A will taken on Australia in a three-day practice game, also in Chennai from February 16 to 18.

Paceman S Sreesanth is also included in Rest of India squad. Abhinav Mukund will lead President's XI while Shikhar Dhawan is named India A skipper.

Squads

Rest of India: Virender Sehwag (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, M Vijay, Manoj Tiwary, Suresh Raina, Wriddhiman Saha, Harbhajan Singh, S Sreesanth, Pragyan Ojha, Ishwar Pandey, Abhimanyu Mithun, Ambati Rayudu, Shami Ahmed, Jalaj Saxena

Board President's XI: Abhinav Mukund (captain), Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Parthiv Patel, Stuart Binny, Sarabjit Ladda, Parvez Rassol, Shami Ahmed, Parvinder Awana, Kamlesh Makwana.

India A: Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Jiwanjyot Singh, Rohit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary, Ajinkya Rahane, C Gautam, Rakesh Dhruv, Jalaj Saxena, Manpreet Gony, Vinay Kumar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ashok Menaria.

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