Ishant Sharma had a decent run in the Test series in South Africa © AFP
Ishant Sharma had a decent run in the Test series in South Africa © AFP

Ishant Sharma will be back as Delhi captain for the Vijay Hazare Trophy even as the selection committee led by Atul Wassan once again picked controversial Khsitiz Sharma in the 15-member squad.

Khsitiz, whose selection has not been free of controversy surprisingly landed an IPL contract of Rs 20 lakh with Chennai Super Kings after being bracketed in the all-rounder category.

He once given chance in one match in the Mushtaq Ali Trophy, where he scored 7 off 10 balls. He is yet to play a List A game. Kshitiz has 111 runs at a strike rate of 97.36 in his T20 career.

However the selectors have got U-23 highest scorer Hiten Dalal in the limited overs side along with former U-19 captain Unmukt Chand, who scored half-century in the Mushtaq Ali T20 final.

Delhi play their first match against Uttar Pradesh in Bilaspur on February 5.

Delhi squad: Ishant Sharma (c), Pradeep Sangwan, Gautam Gambhir, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hiten Dalal, Dhruv Shorey, Nitish Rana, Lalit Yadav, Unmukt Chand, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Subodh Bhati, Pawan Negi, Manan Sharma, Kshitiz Sharma.

(Inputs from PTI)