Sharma and Dhawan to play in Duleep Trophy final

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Sharma and Dhawan to play in Duleep Trophy final

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SportsCafe Desk

09/08/2016

The BCCI selectors, on Wednesday, called up Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan to be included in the line ups for the Duleep Trophy final between India Blue and India Red. Spinner Amit Mishra and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja were also included into the team rosters ahead of the Ind-NZ Test series.

To get the players enough practice for the India-New Zealand Test series, BCCI's selection committee has named four players from India's Test squad to be included in the teams for the Duleep Trophy final between India Blue and India Red. India Blue entered the final owing to a huge first-innings lead against India Green, after the match ended in a draw on Wednesday.

Among the other regulars, allrounder Stuart Binny is also included in the India Red squad alongside Dhawan and Amit Mishra, while Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja will represent India Blue alongside Cheteshwar Pujara who has already featured in the Duleep Trophy.

The BCCI also looks for the feedback on playing with the pink ball from India's Test regulars.

The Duleep Trophy final will be played at the Shahid Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh from September 10 to September 14, 2016.

The series will be followed by the players returning to the Indian whites when they play the first Test against New Zealand on September 22, at Kanpur.

Teams: 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.

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