While Gautam Gambhir is out of contention for national side, Shreyas Iyer (in picture) is part of India's ODI squad © AFP
While Gautam Gambhir is out of contention from national side, Shreyas Iyer (in picture) is part of India’s ODI squad © AFP

Ahead of the knockouts of Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018, Delhi and Mumbai have been bolstered by the star presence of Gautam Gambhir and Shreyas Iyer respectively. Both batsmen will take part in the quarter-finals as their respective teams confirmed their squads. The lineup of the quarters are as follows: Delhi will play Andhra, Mumbai take on Maharashtra, Karnataka lock horns with Hyderabad and Saurashtra face Baroda.

Gambhir was recovering from ankle injury and missed out on the group stages of the tournament. Meanwhile, Iyer was a part of India’s ODI squad that defeated South Africa 5-1 in the 6-match series recently. He returned home, since he had been left out for the T20Is. He will join the Mumbai camp soon. On the other hand, Karnataka will be led by Karun Nair. Regular skipper Vinay Kumar has been ruled out due to elbow niggle.

Squads

Delhi: Ishant Sharma (c), Gautam Gambhir, Unmukt Chand, Rishabh Pant, Nitish Rana, Hiten Dalal, Dhruv Shorey, Lalit Yadav, Himmat Singh, Kulwant Khejroliya, Pradeep Sangwan, Navdeep Saini, Pawan Negi, Harsh Tyagi and Milind Kumar; Standbys: Anuj Rawat, Subodh Bhati, Manjot Kalra, Manan Sharma, Shivam Sharma.

Mumbai: Aditya Tare (c), Dhawal Kulkarni (Vice-Captain) Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Siddhesh Lad, Akhil Herwadkar, Jay Bista, Shivam Dube, Eknath Kerkar, Akash Parkar, Dhrumil Matkar, Royston Dias, Shams Mulani, Shubham Ranjane, Shivam Malhotra, Prithvi Shaw.

Karnataka: Karun Nair (c), Mayank Agarwal, Samarth R, Stuart Binny, CM Gautam (wk), Pavan Deshpande, K Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Prasidh Krishna, Arvind S, Ronit More, Jagadeesha Suchith, Pradeep T, Devdutt Padikal, Sharath BR.