Duleep to be played with the pink ball
Abhinav, Parthiv and Raina at the helm
Abhinav Mukund, Parthiv Patel and Suresh Raina will lead the India Red, India Green and India Blue teams respectively in the Paytm Duleep Trophy tournament to be played at Kanpur and Lucknow between September 7 and 29. The four matches will be played with the pink ball under lights.
The teams: India Red: Abhinav Mukund (captain), Priyank Panchal, Sudip Chatterjee, Ishank Jaggi, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant (wk), Baba Indrajith, K. Gowtham, Karn Sharma, Basil Thampi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ashok Dinda, Rahul Singh and C.V. Milind India Green: Parthiv Patel (captain/wk), M. 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 and Aniket Choudhary.
India Blue: Suresh Raina (captain), Samit Gohel, K.S. Bharat, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Manoj Tiwary, Deepak Hooda, Vijay Shankar, Ishan Kishan, Jayant Yadav, Bhargav Bhatt, K.M. Gandhi, Ishant Sharma, Ankit Rajpoot, S. Kamat and Jaydev Unadkat.
The schedule: Sept. 7-10: India Red v India Green (Lucknow);
Sept. 13-16: India Red v India Blue (Kanpur); Sept. 19-22: India Blue v India Green (Kanpur); Sept. 25-29 Final (Lucknow).