Dhawan to lead DDCA in Moin-ud-Dowla Cup

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

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: August 29, 2012 12:31 am

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

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