India internationals Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja have been named in Saurashtra’s 17-member squad for the 2018-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy starting September 19.
India internationals Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja have been named in Saurashtra’s 17-member squad for the 2018-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy starting September 19.

India internationals Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja have been named in Saurashtra’s 17-member squad for the 2018-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy starting September 19.

Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) announced the team on Sunday consisting professional Robin Uthappa and India A players Sheldon Jackson Jaydev Unadkat, Arpit Vasavada and Dharmendra Jadeja.

While the captain has not been named, long standing skipper Jaydev Shah is most likely to lead the side. Jadeja and Pujara, fresh of their India vs England series will only be available for the first half of the tournament if the duo are included in India squad for the West Indies series starting October 4.

The Vijay Hazare Trophy will be played in New Delhi where last year’s runners-up Saurashtra will play their first match against Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) on September 19, the SCA said in a media release.

When contacted, SCA media manager Himanshu Shah told PTI, “Pujara and Jadeja have been included in the squad. The duo will play first half of the tournament as West Indies will start their India tour by playing the first Test at the SCA stadium at Khandheri here on October 4.”

“The first Test match between India and the West Indies will start from October 4 at the SCA stadium. The two players are likely to miss second half of the Vijay Hazare Trophy,” Shah said.

Team: Jaydev Shah, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja, Robin Uthappa, Sheldon Jackson, Jaydev Unadkat, Samarth Vyas, Arpit Vasavada, Avi Barot, Prerak Mankad, Chirag Jani, Dharmendra Jadeja, Kamlesh Makwana, Yuvraj Chudasama, Saurya Sanandiya, Agnivesh Ayach and Hardik Rathod.