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 Dhawans deputy and the team will play its first match against Goa from Spetember 6-8.
This will be chief coach Vijay Dahiyas first assignment after being reinstated at the helm. Last years coach Sanjeev Sharma will remain as Dahiyas 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 arent 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