Guwahati: Two cricketers from Assam – Riyan Parag and Mukhtar Hussain have been selected in the East Zone team for the Duleep Trophy for the season 2022-23.
The tournament is scheduled to be held from September 8 to September 25 in Chennai.
The East Zone team will be led by West Bengal cricketer Manoj Tiwari.
East Zone Team state-wise breakdown:
West Bengal: Manoj Tiwary (c), Sudip Gharami, Shahbaz Ahamad, Akash Deep, Anustup Majumdar, Ishan Porel, Abishek Porel
Jharkhand: Virat Singh (vc), Nazim Siddiqui, Kumar Kushagra, Shahbaz Nadeem
Assam: Riyan Parag, Mukhtar Hussain
Tripura: Manisankar Murasingh
Odisha: Shantanu Mishra
Stand-by: Sayan Sekhar Mondal (Bengal), Anukul Roy (Jharkhand), Rajesh Mohanty (Odisha), Abhijit Saket (Bihar)
ABOUT DULEEP TROPHY:
Duleep Trophy is a domestic first-class cricket competition played in India. Named after Kumar Shri Duleepsinhji of Nawanagar (also known as ‘Duleep’), the competition was originally contested by teams representing geographical zones of India. Since 2016–17, it has been played by teams chosen by BCCI selectors.
For the last four editions, the event took place between just three sides assigned the name of India Blue, India Red and India Green. However, the old format will be restored this year which saw the West, East, North, South and Central Zones battle it out for the trophy.
Full squad list for West, Central & North Zone:
West Zone: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Prithvi Shaw, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Tamore (wk), Shams Mulani, Tanush Kotian, Shardul Thakur, Rahul Tripathi, Satyajeet Bachhav, Het Patel, Chintan Gaja, Jaydev Unadkat, Chirag Jani, Atit Sheth.
Central Zone: Karan Sharma (c), Shubham Sharma (vc), Himanshu Mantri (wk), Akshay Wadkar (wk), Priyam Garg, Yash Dubey, Rinku Singh, Ashok Menaria, Gaurav Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Dhopola, Aniket Chaudhary, Kumar Kartikey, Aditya Sarvatey, Ankit Rajput.
North Zone: Mandeep Singh (c), Dhruv Shorey (vc), Yash Dhull, Manan Vohra, Himanshu Rana, Akash Vashisht, Anmol Malhotra (wk), Mayank Dagar, Pulkit Narang, Navdeep Saini, Siddharth Kaul, Jagjit Singh, Nishant Sindhu, Qamran Iqbal, Vikas Mishra
The South Zone squad is yet to be announced.