Recovering from a shoulder injury,opener Virender Sehwag will return to action in the Irani Cup and will lead the Rest of India team in the October 1 to 5 tournament in Nagpur.
Sehwag,who missed the just-concluded tri-series in Sri Lanka due to the injury he sustained during the Indian Premier League,will have S Badrinath as his deputy.
In a meeting in Chennai,the All India Senior Selection Committee also announced the teams for the October 8 to 11 Challenger Series,featuring India Red,India Green and India Blue.
The selection panel also announced that opener Gautam Gambhir’s fitness for the Champions Trophy,starting September 22,would be assessed on Thursday.
Gambhir is nursing a groin injury which forced him to return from the tri-series in Sri Lanka without playing a single match.