Parthiv Patel to lead Gujarat in Ranji Trophy opener against Vidarbha

Parthiv Patel will lead Gujarat in the opening match of the 2013-14 Ranji Trophy season against Vidarbha starting on October 27 © AFP

Ahmedabad: Oct 18, 2013

Wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel will lead Gujarat in their opening Ranji Trophy encounter against Vidarbha at Nagpur to be played from October 27-30, a Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) statement said.

Gujarat have a strong middle-order with Under-19 World Cup-winning member Smit Patel, emerging batsman Manpreet Juneja and Venugopal Rao in their ranks.

The team will leave for Nagpur on October 24 and will play Vidarbha from October 27 onwards.

Squad: Parthiv Patel (c & wk), Samit Gohil, Smit Patel, Manpreet Juneja, Venugopal Rao, Bhargav Merai, Jesal Karia, Rakesh Dhruv, Jaspreet Bumrah, Rush Kalarai, Krushang Patel, Mehul Patel, Chirag Gandhi, Priyank Panchal, Akshar Patel.