Duleep Trophy: Mandeep Singh appointed North Zone captain, Manoj Tiwary to lead East

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Duleep Trophy: Mandeep Singh appointed North Zone captain, Manoj Tiwary to lead East
Duleep Trophy: Mandeep Singh appointed North Zone captain, Manoj Tiwary to lead East

Duleep Trophy: Mandeep Singh appointed North Zone captain, Manoj Tiwary to lead East

Punjab’s hard-hitting top-order batter Mandeep Singh named captain of the North Zone team on Thursday in preparation for the upcoming Duleep Trophy.

From September 8 to 25, Tamil Nadu will host the competition.

Moreover, experienced Delhi batter Dhruv Shorey will serve as Mandeep’s backup in the major zonal competition.

Bengal’s seasoned run-machine Manoj Tiwary will serve as the team’s captain and also will backed by Virat Singh from Jharkhand.

Duleep Trophy: Mandeep Singh appointed North Zone captain, Manoj Tiwary to lead East
Duleep Trophy: Mandeep Singh appointed North Zone captain, Manoj Tiwary to lead East

Meanwhile, veteran India pacer Ishant Sharma has declared himself available for the Ranji Trophy.

The North Zone team also includes Punjab seamer Siddharth Kaul, India pacer Navdeep Saini. And the captain of the India U-19 World Cup-winning team, Yash Dhull of Delhi.

North Zone squad

Yash Dhull (Delhi), Dhruv Shorey (vice-captain, Delhi), Manan Vohra (Uttarakhand), Mandeep Singh (captain, Punjab), Himanshu Rana (Himachal Pradesh), Akash Vashisht (Himachal Pradesh), Anmol Malhotra (wk, Punjab), Mayank Dagar (Himachal Pradesh), Pulkit Narang (Services), Navdeep Saini (Delhi), Siddharth Kaul (Punjab), Jagjit Singh (Uttarakhand), Nishant Sindhu (Himachal Pradesh), Qamran Iqbal(Jammu and Kashmir), Vikas Mishra (Delhi).

East Zone squad

Manoj Tiwary (captain), Sudip Kr Gharami, Anushtup Majumdar, Abhishek Porel (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Ishan Porel, Akash Deep (all Bengal), Virat Singh (vice-captain), Nazim Siddiqui, Kumar Kushagra, Shahbaz Nadeem (all Jharkhand), Mukhtar Hussain, Riyan Parag (Assam), Mani Shankar Mura Singh (Tripura), Shantanu Mishra (Odisha).