New Delhi, Feb 16:
With an aim of making it to the Indian squad for the Champions Trophy in England, Ashish Nehra is all set to play three matches for the Rishabh Pant-led Delhi in the Vijay Hazare National One Day tournament in Cuttack
The notable omission has been former India U-19 World Cup winning captain Unmukt Chand, who incidentally had led Delhi in a few Ranji Trophy matches this season.
Unmukt’s inconsistency has been a talking point for past three seasons now and exclusion from Hazare Trophy can impact his IPL bid.
As announced earlier, young wicketkeeper-batsman Pant will be leading the squad that also has former captains like Shikhar Dhawan and Gautam Gambhir.
It will be after a couple of years that Nehra will be playing in the National One Day tournament having made an impressive comeback in the T20 version.
But the 38-year-old will only play 3 out of the 6 matches because the recovery time needed will be more for the veteran speedster.
The additional member of the squad is a rookie left-arm speedster Kulwant Khejroliya, who recently was seen bowling at a brisk pace at the Delhi Daredevils nets. Kulwant will travel with the team and if need be played a List A match. (PTI)