Chhattisgarh became the 28th team to participate in the most prestigious <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/India%20">Indian </a>domestic cricket tournament Ranji Trophy in 2016-17 season. The tournament serves as an ideal platform for the youngsters to showcase their talent at a bigger stage which eventually sculpts way to the national side. <strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.criclife.com/features/opinions/mohammad-kaif-one-of-sourav-gangulys-finest-finds-for-india-80152">Mohammad Kaif: One of Sourav Ganguly's finest finds for India</a></strong><p></p><p></p>The newest member Chhattisgarh appointed former Indian batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Mohammad-Kaif">Mohammad Kaif</a> as their skipper, which will be making its debut in the upcoming season. Kaif took to his Twitter handle where he posted a picture of himself with Chhattisgarh Cricket Sangh officials and Coach Sulakshan Kulkarni as he wrote, Glad to be appointed Chhatisgarh s first captain. Exciting new journey, look forward to working with young talents. <p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p></p><p dir="ltr" lang="en">Glad to be appointed Chhatisgarh's first captain. Exciting new journey, look forward to working with young talents. <a href="https://t.co/sfSKLeEpRk">pic.twitter.com/sfSKLeEpRk</a></p><p></p> Mohammad Kaif (@KaifSays) <a href="https://twitter.com/KaifSays/status/755078132265197568">July 18, 2016</a></blockquote><p></p><script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" async="" charset="utf-8"></script><p></p><p></p>Kaif is widely reckoned for guiding India to a memorable victory at Lord s in the NatWest final against England in 2002. He has represented India in 13 Tests and 125 One-Day Internationals (ODI s) in which he accumulated 624 and 2,753 runs respectively. He has captained India Under-19 team and won the World Cup for the side in 2000.