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Deodhar Trophy: R Ashwin set to lead India A

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Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been named the skipper of India A team for the Deodhar Trophy. The tournament is scheduled in Dharamsala from March 4-8.

Meanwhile, India’s right-handed batsman Shreyas Iyer will be leading India B. The third team in the tournament is Vijay Hazare Champions Karnataka.

The prominent member of victorious Under -19 World cup team, Shubman Gill, has been selected in India A side.

With finger spinners not in priority at the moment, Ashwin’s performance in the Deodhar Trophy will be keenly monitored even though his chances of an ODI comeback at the moment are pretty remote.

The selectors also included speedsters Umesh Yadav, who didn’t get a single game during India’s tour of South Africa. Having dropped in the pecking order behind Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shardul Thakur, Umesh will have a point to prove during the tournament. Mohammed Shami has also been included.

Meanwhile, the selectors also picked up Rest of India team which will take on Vidarbha in the Irani Cup in Nagpur from March 14-18.

Karun Nair, despite his inconsistent form, has been named the captain and the team also has young Shaw, Bengal opener Abhimanyu Easwaran, Delhi pacer Navdeep Saini among others.

However, the two speedsters Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi have not been picked in any of the three squads.

India A: Ravichandran Ashwin (captain), Prithvi Shaw, Unmukt Chand, Akshdeep Nath, Shubman Gill, Ricky Bhui, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Krunal Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep saini, Basil Thampi, Kulwant Khejroliya, Rohit Rayudu.

India B: Shreyas Iyer (captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Ankit Bawne, Manoj Tiwary, Siddhesh Lad, Kona Bharat (wk), Jayant Yadav, Dharmedra jadeja, Hanuma Vihari, Siddarth kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Umesh Yadav, Rajat Patidar.

Rest of India: Karun Nair (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Abhimanyu Easwaran, R Samarth, Mayank Agarwal,, Hanuma Vihari, KS Bharat (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem, Anmolpreet Singh, Siddarth Kaul, Ankit Rajpoot, Navdeep Saini, Atit Sheth.

-With PTI inputs