Virat Kohli will play for Delhi while Rohit Sharma will miss the first match for Mumbai in Vijay Hazare TRophy 2015-16 ©PTI
Virat Kohli will play for Delhi while Rohit Sharma will miss the first match for Mumbai in Vijay Hazare TRophy 2015-16 ©PTI

Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan are among the big names who will be playing the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015, the List A-format tournament that consists of 27 domestic Indian teams . Ravichandran Ashwin is set to replace Abhinav Mukund as Tamil Nadu’s in the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015-16. While Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma will be missed by Mumbai in their opening matches of the domestic league, Jharkand might finds themselves lucky as MS Dhoni has hiven his availability for the tournament. READ: MS Dhoni all set to play Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015-16
Ashwin who left Delhi on Tuesday after the final Test against South Africa, tweeted, “At the end of a wonderful test match, I leave Delhi with some amazing memories. I’m going back to the yellow brigade for the Vijay Hazare trophy.”
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Ishant Sharma who were the part of India’s squad that thrashed South Africa 3-0 in the recently concluded 4-match Test series have been named in Delhi’s one-day side. However, the Indian Test skipper and the other two will have to play under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir who has been out of the national side for a while now. The Delhi selection committee led by Vijay Lamba suggested that the squad was chosen keeping India’s series against Pakistan and Australia in mind. If the bilateral series against Pakistan happens, the replacements for these three have also been named. READ: Mohammed Shami to return for Bengal in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015-16
On the other hand, India’s limited-overs captain MS Dhoni refused to lead Jharkand in Vijay Hazare Trophy. Jharkand State Cricket Association Secretary Rajesh Verma reportedly offered Dhoni the state’s captaincy in the List A tournament which was declined by the latter. “He didn’t want to take up the captaincy because he is not aware about the potential of many players in the squad. We have a very young squad with many players advancing from the U-19 and U-23 teams. He [Dhoni] also wanted someone young to experience leading the team as that would help groom leaders for the state,” Verma said.