Middle-order batsman Dhruv Shorey was on Wednesday appointed captain of the 15-member Delhi team for its first two matches of the 2019-’20 Ranji Trophy season. While Shorey will lead the side, left-handed batsman Nitish Rana has been named as the vice-captain.
Anuj Rawat will keep the wickets, while India international Navdeep Saini will spearhead the bowling attack. Besides, the Delhi and District Cricket Association also named four stand-byes – Pranshu Vijayran, Sarang Rawat, Kshitiz Sharma and Karan Dagar.
According to a statement from the DDCA, Vijayran and Sarang Rawat will travel with the team despite being named among the stand-byes.
The team was selected in a meeting on Wednesday in New Delhi, which was attended by DDCA chairman of selectors Atul Wassan, Anil Bharadwaj, Vineet Jain, coach K Bhaskar Pillay, Sumit Narwal (observer, Cricket Operations), skipper Shorey and Convenor Sanjay Bharadwaj. Delhi will open its Ranji Trophy campaign this season against Kerala at Thiruvananthapuram from December 9 to 12.
Delhi: Dhruv Shorey (c), Nitin Rana (vice-captain), Kunal Chandela, Anuj Rawat, Jonty Sidhu, Lalit Yadav, Shivam Sharma, Viukas Mishra, Tejas Baroka, Pradeep Sangwan, Navdeep Saini, Pawan Suyal, Kunwar Bidhuri, Hiten Dalal, Shivank Vashisth.