No Virat Kohli but Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan to feature in Duleep Trophy final

Indian Test captain Virat Kohli will not be part of the game which will be played with pink ball and under lights in Greater Noida.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:September 7, 2016 8:02 pm
Duleep trophy, Duleep trophy final, duleep trophy squad, duleep trophy final squad, rohit sharma, virat kohli, duleep trophy teams, shikhar dhawan, cricket, cricket news Rohit Sharma will be part of India Blue team led by Gautam Gambhir. (Source: AP File photo)

Six players who were part of India’s Test squad in the West Indies will feature in the Duleep Trophy final with Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan headlining the four-day affair beginning September 10 in Greater Noida.

However, Indian Test captain Virat Kohli will not be part of the game which will be played with pink ball and under lights. Test specialist Pujara, who was already part of the India Blue squad, will be joined by Rohit, Dhawan, Amit Mishra, Ravindra Jadeja and Stuart Binny.

The final will be played between India Blue and India Red at the Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground.

The Test regulars will get the taste of the pink ball cricket and their feedback will be valuable before BCCI decides on staging the first ever day-night Test in India. BCCI president Anurag Thakur had earlier said that India would play their first ever day-night Test against the visiting New Zealand but the plan could not take off due to lack of testing with the pink ball.

Revised squads:

India Red: Abhinav Mukund, Shikhar Dhawan, Sudip Chatterjee, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Yuvraj Singh (Captain), Ankush Bains (wk), Stuart Binny, Akshay Wakhare, Kuldeep Yadav, Amit Mishra, Nathu Singh, Anureet Singh, Ishwar Pandey, Nitish Rana, Pradeep Sangwan

India Blue: Gautam Gambhir (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Siddhesh Lad, Dinesh Karthik, Parvez Rasool, Suryakumar Yadav, Karn Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohit Sharma, Pankaj Singh, Abhimanyu Mithun, Sheldon Jackson, Hanuma Vihari.