Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Promising wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant will skipper a star-studded Delhi side comprising the likes of Gautam Gambhir, Shikhar Dhawan and Ashish Nehra for the forthcoming Vijay Hazare cricket trophy, starting February 25.

The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) senior selection committee, chaired by Nikhil Chopra, which met here on Thursday, announced the 15-member squad along with four stand-by players.

Pant, who replaced Gambhir earlier this month, will make his debut as captain in the 50-over domestic tournament in their opener against Tamil Nadu at Cuttack on February 25.

The selectors also announced that Kulwant Khejroliya will travel with the squad as Nehra will be available for only three games out of the six in the league stage of the tournament.

Squad:
Delhi: Rishabh Pant (Captain, WK), Shikhar Dhawan, Gautam Gambhir, Ashish Nehra, Milind Kumar, Dhruv Shorey, Sarthak Ranjan, Himmat Singh, Nitish Rana, Manan Sharma, Pawan Negi, Pulkit Narang, Pradeep Sangwan, Navdeep Saini, Vikas Tokas.

Stand-by: Aditya Kaushik, Tejas Baroka, Mohit Ahlawat, Subodh Bhati.

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