Kozhikode: Opening batsman V A Jagadeesh will lead the 15-member Kerala squad for the Ranji Trophy Plate Championship, beginning on November 3.
Sachin Baby will be the vice-captain of the team, which was announced at Ernakulam for the first match, Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) sources said.
The notable omission was former captain and all-rounder Srikumaran Nair.
The bowling will be take care of by India pacer S Sreesanth, Prashant Parameswaran, Sony Cheruvathur and Raiphy Vincent Gomez.
Kerala are grouped along with Vidarbha, Services, Tripura, Andhra and Himachal Pradesh.
Kerala will open the season with a match against Vidarbha from November 3 to 6 at Nagpur.
They will then meet Services at Kochi from November 10 to 13, Tripura at the same venue from 17 to 20, Andhra Pradesh from 29 to December 2 and Himachal Pradesh at Thalassery from December 6 to 9.
The team: V A Jagadeesh (Capt), Sachin Baby (Vice-Capt); S Sreesanth, Sunil Thomas (WK); Robert Fernandes; Raiphy Vincent Gomez; Rohan Prem; Abhshek Hege, K J Ragesh; K R Sreejith; P Prashanth; Sanju Viswanath; Sanuth Mohammed; Sony Cheruvathur and Prashant Parameswaran.
Coach: Biju George.