Duleep Trophy 2019: Shubman Gill, Faiz Fazal and Priyank Panchal to lead as Indian domestic cricket season opens
Duleep Trophy captains: Shubman Gill, Faiz Fazal and Priyank Panchal

Shubman Gill, Faiz Fazal and Priyank Panchal have been named captains of India Blue, India Green and India Red respectively for the 2019 Duleep Trophy, the curtain-raiser for the 2019-20 Indian domestic season.

Gill, the teenaged batting prodigy from Punjab, will lead an India Blue squad featuring Shreyas Gopal, Ankeet Bawne and Jalaj Saxena, among others. Fazal, who led Vidarbha to the Ranji Trophy titles in the past two seasons, is skipper of the India Red squad containing Rahul Chahar, Siddhesh Lad and Jayant Yadav.

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And Gujarat opener Panchal, who this summer captained India A in two first-class matches, will oversee an India Red squad which features Karun Nair, Axar Patel, Jaydev Unadkat, Ishan Kishan and Varun Aaron.

The Duleep Trophy will run from August 17 to September 8 in Bangalore and will be followed by the Vijay Hazare Trophy, Deodhar Trophy, Ranji Trophy and Irani Trophy, which will run from March 18-22, 2020.

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India Blue won the 2018-19 Duleep Trophy.

India Blue squad: Shubman Gill (capt), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rajat Patidar, Ricky Bhui, Anmolpreet Singh, Ankeet Bawne, Snell Patel (wk), Shreyas Gopal, Saurabh Kumar, Jalaj Saxena, Tushar Deshpande, Basil Thampi, Aniket Choudhary, Diwesh Pathania, Ashutosh Aman

India Green squad: Faiz Fazal (capt), Akshath Reddy, Dhruv Shorey, Siddhesh Lad, Priyam Garg, Akshdeep Nath, Rahul Chahar, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, Ankit Rajpoot, Ishan Porel, Tanveer-ul-Haq, Akshay Wadkar (wk), Rajesh Mohanty, Milind Kumar

India Red squad: Priyank Panchal (capt), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Axar Patel, Karun Nair, Ishan Kishan (wk), Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Mahipal Lomror, Aditya Sarwate, Akshay Wakhare, Varun Aaron, Ronit More, Jaydev Unadkat, Sandeep Warrier, Ankit Kalsi