Harbhajan to lead Rest of India; Gambhir in, Sehwag ignored

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Published: Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 10:56 [IST]
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Harbhajan Singh to lead Rest of India

Bangalore, Feb 4: Harbhajan Singh has been named the captain of Rest of India (RoI) squad for the Irani Cup match against Ranji Trophy champions Karnataka in Bangalore from February 9 to 13.

The squad also includes left-handed opener Gautam Gambhir, who is aimig to make a comeback to the Indian team. However, there is no place fo Virender Sehwag.

It is also an opportunity for Harbhajan to press his claim to return to the national squad.

Jammu and Kashmir's promising all-rounder Parvez Rasool, legspinner Amit Mishra, wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik, paceman Varun Aaron are also included.

The five-day game will be played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Karnataka defeated Maharashtra on Sunday (February 2) in Hyderabad to win their seventh Ranji Trophy.

Rest of India Squad

Harbhajan Singh (captain), Jiwanjot Singh, Gautam Gambhir, Baba Aparajith, Kedar Jadhav, Ankit Bawne, Dinesh Karthik, Amit Mishra, Pankaj Singh, Ashok Dinda, Varun Aaron, Parvez Rasool, Anureet Singh, Natraj Behera, Mandeep Singh.


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