Sehwag to lead formidable Delhi in Ranji opener vs UP
New Delhi: Virender Sehwag would lead a star-studded Delhi line-up comprising the likes of Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Ishant Sharma when they take on Uttar Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy opening round away game at Ghaziabad from November 2-5.
The likes of Sehwag and Gambhir would get some much needed practise in the longer version before the four-Test series against England starts off.
Apart from the quartet who are part of the current India set-up, there will be India U-19 captain Unmukt Chand, India A pacer Parvinder Awana and former India speedster Ashish Nehra.
Mithun Manhas who has been Delhi`s captain for the past two seasons won`t be leading in presence of these players.
The only notable absentee is opener Shikhar Dhawan who will not be playing the first-round match due to his marriage.
Squad: Virender Sehwag (Captain), Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Mithun Manhas, Unmukt Chand, Puneet Bisht, Sumit Narwal, Vikas Mishra, Ashish Nehra, Ishant Sharma, Parwinder Awana, Pradeep Sangwan, Yogesh Nagar/ Milind Kumar, Manoj Chauhan, Manan Sharma. Coach: Vijay Dahiya; Asst Coach: Sanjeev Sharma; Manager: Manoj Kapoor.