Shikhar Dhawan to lead DDCA in Moin-ud-Dowla Cup

New Delhi: India discard Shikhar Dhawan will lead the DDCA team in the Moin-ud-Dowla Gold Cup cricket tournament in Hyderabad, next month.

Glovesman Puneet Bisht will be Dhawan`s deputy and the team will play its first match against Goa from Spetember 6-8.

This will be chief coach Vijay Dahiya`s first assignment after being reinstated at the helm. Last year`s coach Sanjeev Sharma will remain as Dahiya`s understudy.

The squad for the pre-season tournament also has veteran leg-spinner Chetanya Nanda. Nanda, who played last of his 31 first-class games back in 2010 has recuperated successfully from a surgery and has been a regular feature in the club circuit during current season.

The dearth of leg-break bowlers in Delhi prompted Chetan Chauhan led selection committee to again try out the nearly 34 year old spinner. All-rounder Sumit Narwal and Pawan Suyal, both of whom missed the last season due to injuries are also in the squad. Mithun Manhas and Ashish Nehra aren`t playing this tournament.

Squad: Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Puneet Biosht (vice-captain), Yogesh Nagar, Sumit Narwal, Pradeep Sangwan, Parwinder Awana, Mohit Sharma, Milind Kumar, Pawan Suyal, Vikas Mishra, Manoj Chauhan, Chetanya Nanda, Vaibhav Rawal, Pawan Negi, Dhruv Shorey, Mayank Tehlan.
Chief Coach: Vijay Dahiya; Coach: Sanjeev Sharma, Manager: Manoj Kapoor.