Parthiv Patel to lead Rest of India team in Irani Cup

Parthiv Patel opened the batting for India in the recently concluded England ODI series Getty Images

Mumbai: Sep 23, 2011

Diminutive wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel was named as captain of Rest of India for the Irani Cup cricket match against Ranji Champions, Rajasthan.

BCCI’s All India Senior Selection Committee met at the Cricket Centre to pick a 15-member squad for the five-day match, starting October 1 in Jaipur.

Delhi batsman Shikhar Dhawan was named Patel’s deputy and Ajinkya Rahane, who did well in the recently-concluded England tour, also made it to the squad.

Madhya Pradesh’s Jalaj Saxena, meanwhile, is the surprise inclusion.

Ishank Jaggi, who was named in the original squad, is unavailable due to injury and has been replaced by C Gautham.(PTI)

Squad: Parthiv Patel (c/wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Abhinav Mukund, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Mandeep Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Rahul Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron, Prashant Parmeshwaran, Pawan Suyal, Jalaj Saxena, C Gautham