Veteran batsman Wasim Jaffer is all set to captain the defending Ranji champions Vidarbha in the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Regular captain Faiz Fazal, who sustained a hand injury while representing India Green in the Duleep Trophy, will not participate in the 50-over tournament.
The Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) named a 15-member squad on Saturday (September 14).
“Faiz is still undergoing treatment for the injury. We are still looking into it. Once he is cleared, he will join the side. As of today, since he hasn’t recovered, we have announced Wasim as the captain. But the injury is a minor one, not very serious,” VCA president Anand Jaiswal told Sportstar.
There is no clarity whether Fazal will be drafted into the side as captain after recovering from the injury.
“We will take a call what to do then,” Jaiswal added.
India speedster Umesh Yadav has also been named in the squad and he is likely to be available for the entire duration of the tournament.
Vidarbha is placed in the Group B of the tournament along with Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Baroda, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab.
The competition begins on September 24 and runs until October 10.
Wasim Jaffer (captain), R. Sanjay, Atharva Taide, Ganesh Satish, Rushabh Rathod, Apoorva Wankhede, Jitesh Sharma (wicketkeeper), Akshay Wadkar (wicketkeeper), Akshay Wakhare, Akshay Karnewar, Aditya Sarvate, Umesh Yadav, Yash Thakur, Darshan Nalkande, Shrikant Wagh
Coach: Chandrakant Pandit.