Duleep Trophy 2019-20: Shubman Gill to lead India Blue; squads revealed

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Duleep Trophy 2019-20: Shubman Gill to Lead India Blue; Squads Revealed 

Duleep Trophy 2019-20: Shubman Gill to Lead India Blue; Squads Revealed
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With three teams set to partake in the upcoming India’s domestic season for Duleep Trophy 2019-20, which will commence between August 17 and September 8.  The tourney is comprised of three teams – India Blue, India Red and India Green to face each other once. Meanwhile, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has announced the squads for each of the participating teams. Thus, Shubman Gill has been appointed as the captain of defending champions India Blue.

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Apart from the league stage fixtures, the two top teams will feature in the finale. The tournament will extend to 21-odd day competition.

Besides, India Red will be led by Priyank Panchal with Faiz Fazal set to lead India Green respectively.

The Panchal-led side includes Karun Nair, apart from Axar Patel. Also, Varun Aaron brings a lot to the balanced 14-man squad.

Fazal’s team includes exciting talent which looks formidable side given to the promise shown by raw talent. Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Akshdeep Nath had also made it to the India Green squad.

Furthermore, Gill would be delighted to have some exciting faces in the squad. The Blue team side boasts about Basil Thampi, Aniket Choudhary, Snell Patel and Jalaj Saxena.

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Here are the three different squads for the Duleep Trophy 2019-20:

India Red: Priyank Panchal (c), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Axar Patel, Karun Nair, Ishan Kishan (WK), Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Mahipal Lomror, Aditya Sarwate, Akshay Wakhare, Varun Aaron, Ronit More, Jaydev Unadkat, Sandeep Warrier, Ankit Kalsi.

Green’s Playing XI:

India Green: Faiz Fazal (c), Akshath Reddy, Dhruv Shorey, Siddhesh Lad, Priyam Garg, Akshdeep Nath, Rahul Chahar, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, Ankit Rajpoot, Ishan Porel, Tanveer-ul-Haq, Akshay Wadkar (WK), Rajesh Mohanty, Milind Kumar.

The squad of India Blue:

India Blue: Shubman Gill (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rajat Patidar, Ricky Bhui, Anmolpreet Singh, Ankeet Bawne, Snell Patel (WK), Shreyas Gopal, Saurabh Kumar, Jalaj Saxena, Tushar Deshpande, Basil Thampi, Aniket Choudhary, Diwesh Pathania, Ashutosh Amar.

Meanwhile, Bangalore will host the 58th edition of the first-class competition.

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