The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the schedule and squads for the Duleep Trophy which will start off the 2017-18 Indian domestic season.
Lucknow and Kanpur will be the venues for the four matches in this Duleep Trophy. The tournament, which wasn’t included in the domestic season by the BCCI, until yesterday returned after Sourav Ganguly‘s letter and CoA’s involvement.
The tournament which will be played from September 7th to 29th will see three teams – India Red, India Green, and India Blue. Abhinav Mukund, Parthiv Patel and Suresh Raina have been named as captains respectively.
Like last year, the tournament featuring 45 cricketers will be played with the pink ball and under floodlights.
Match 1: India Red vs India Green from September 7-10
Match 2: India Red vs India Blue from September13-16
Match 3: India Blue vs India Green, September 19-22
Final: September September 25-29
Abhinav Mukund (c), Priyank Panchal, Sudip Chatterjee, Ishank Jaggi, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Baba Indrajith, K Gowtham, Karn Sharma, Basil Thampi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ashok Dinda, Rahul Singh, CV Milind.
Parthiv Patel (c & wk), Murali Vijay, R Samarth, P Chopra, Shreyas Iyer, Karun Nair, Ankit Bawne, Shahbaz Nadeem, Parvez Rasool, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Sidharth Kaul, Mayank Dagar, Nitin Saini, Aniket Choudhary.
Suresh Raina (c), Samit Gohel, KS Bharat, AR Easwaran, Manoj Tiwary, Deepak Hooda, Vijay Shankar, Ishan Kishan (wk), Jayant Yadav, Bharghav Bhatt, KM Gandhi, Ishant Sharma, Ankit Rajpoot, S Kamat, Jaydev Unadkat.