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Parthiv to lead team for Emerging Players tourney

Mumbai: Wicket keeper batsman Parthiv Patel would lead a 15-member Indian squad at the Emerging Players Tournament to be played at Brisbane in Australia from August 8-20.

Cheteshwar Pujara, who led India A recently in England, was named as Patel`s deputy by the senior national selection committee that met on Tuesday at Chennai to pick the squad, a media release from Cricket Board secretary N Srinivasan said on Tuesday.

New Zealand, South Africa and the hosts outfit would take part in the tournament consisting of T20 and 50-over ties, as per the schedule released along with the team.

The team: Parthiv Patel (Capt), Cheteshwar Pujara (V-Capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Sourav Tiwary, Kedar Jadhav, Naman Ojha, Abhinav Mukund, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, R Vinay Kumar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaskaran Singh, Piyush Chawla and R Ashwin.

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