The Deodhar Trophy beginning on October 23 will see a tweak in the format while remaining a three-team affair, it will not feature Vijay Hazare Trophy champions this time. India A, B, and C, captained by Dinesh Karthik, Shreyas Iyer, and Rahane respectively, will fight for the title.
“It was decided during the technical committee meeting of BCCI that there will be three teams instead of one being Vijay Hazare champions,” GM (Game Development) Saba Karim told PTI on Thursday.
Teenage sensation Prithvi Shaw, who made a successful Test debut against the West Indies, will play for India A. This team will be captained by Dinesh Karthik and will see players like Ashwin, Mohammad Siraj, Karun Nair, Krunal Pandya, and Siddharth Kaul.
Iyer-led India B will feature Varun Aaron and players like Mayank Agarwal, Shahbaz Nadeem, Hanuma Vihari and Jaydev Unadkat. Rahane’s India C have the likes of U-19 star Shubman Gill, Delhi pacer Navdeep Saini, Jharkhand captain Ishan Kishan, Washington Sundar, and Rajneesh Gurbani.
Dinesh Karthik (C & WK), Prithvi Shaw, Anmolpreet Singh, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Ankit Bawne, Nitish Rana, Karun Nair, Krunal Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shreyas Gopal, Shams Mulani, Mohammed Siraj, Dhawal Kulkarni, Siddarth Kaul.
Shreyas Iyer (C), Mayank Agarwal, Rituraj Gaekwad, Prashant Chopra, Hanuma Vihari, Manoj Tiwary, Ankush Bains (WK), Rohit Rayudu, K Gowtham, Mayank Markande, S Nadeem, Deepak Chahar, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat.
Ajinkya Rahane (C), Abhinav Mukund, Shubman Gill, Ravikumar Samarth, Suresh Raina, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (WK), Vijay Shankar, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Papu Roy, Navdeep Saini, Rajneesh Gurbani, Umar Nazir.