India domestic news September 22, 2012

Sehwag named Delhi Ranji captain

ESPNcricinfo staff

Virender Sehwag has been named the captain of Delhi's Ranji Trophy squad for the 2012-13 season according to report in the Deccan Herald. Gautam Gambhir has been named his deputy.

The Ranji Trophy selection committee, which met at the Delhi and District Cricket Association on Friday evening, released the list of 35 probables.

Delhi begin their Ranji campaign against Uttar Pradesh on November 2. The Test series against England begins on November 15 and it is likely that the national players could be available for the opening Ranji match, in a bid to warm up before the Tests. Neither Sehwag, Gambhir or Virat Kohli played any match in Delhi's Ranji Trophy elite campaign last season. Allrounder Mithun Manhas captained Delhi last season.

Delhi are in Group B of the revamped Ranji Trophy along with Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Vidarbha, Baroda and Odisha.

Probables: Virender Sehwag (captain), Gautam Gambhir (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Rajat Bhatia, Shikhar Dhawan, Mithun Manhas, Ashish Nehra, Ishant Sharma, Puneet Bisht, Unmukt Chand, Yogesh Nagar, Sumit Narwal, Pradeep Sangwan, Parvinder Awana, Mohit Sharma, Vikas Mishra, Pawan Suyal, Manoj Chauhan, Milind Kumar, Dhruv Shorey, Jagrit Anand, Vaibhav Rawal, Sunny Sehrawat, Kshitiz Sharma, Rishit Saini, Javed Khan, Parvesh Chikara, Manan Sharma, Varun Sood, Chetanya Nanda, Rahul Yadav, Shoaib Prasad, Vikram Dahiya, Shelly Shaurya, Vikas Tokas.

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  • Ashok on September 24, 2012, 15:45 GMT

    Sehwag deserved to take over the Captaincy of the Indian team when Kumble retired from the Tests. I am glad that he has been at least honoured with the Delhi captaincy. Delhi team appears to be a power house like Mumbai used to be in 1960-1980. There are at least half a dozen Test cricketers in the Squad & several potential greats like U.Chand. I wish Sehwag best of luck for leading Delhi to be Ranji Champions this year.

  • Dummy4 on September 23, 2012, 2:05 GMT

    Unmukt Chand is not i=only future of Dehli, but also for India!

  • Dummy4 on September 22, 2012, 19:59 GMT

    Shikhar Dhawan or Mithun Manhas Shoould lead Unmukt needs more FC Experience

  • Dummy4 on September 22, 2012, 15:53 GMT

    Go Delhi Boys!!! I hope our stars Kohli, Sehwag, Gambhir will be available for a few matches in this season.

  • Sagir on September 22, 2012, 10:16 GMT

    to be fair are Sehwag and Gambhir really going to be available for their state team ??

    T20 world cup now, then england tour, then the champions trophy and other national cricket commitments... why not look forward and start grooming a capable player who will be available full time !

  • sumit on September 22, 2012, 9:39 GMT

    hope unmukt chand gets a look from selectors

  • Naresh on September 22, 2012, 9:13 GMT

    Does this mean that Gambhir and Shewag are soon to be replaced by new openers in Test team? Its possible and maybe good to keep players on their feet - only elite group of players should be in Indian test side. Right now in Irani cup Vijay has scored a century and Rahane scored 81.

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