Pradeep Sangwan appointed as a captain of Delhi squad; including Shikhar Dhawan, Unmukt Chand | Vijay Hazare Trophy

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Left-arm pacing Pradeep Sangwan has been appointed as a Delhi captain for the next Vijay Hazare Trophy. The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) declared its 22-member squad for the one-day match on Friday.

The Delhi team also face Shikhar Dhawan. But since he is unbelievable to be ready for the tournament over the first week, the left-hander has not been reviewed for captaincy.

Dhawan is possible to be part of India’s short-overs series against England which starts on March 12. The Vijay Hazare Trophy will start this month likely February 20, with Delhi opposing Mumbai in their first match on February 21. However, if chosen for India, the left-hander will have to leave the Delhi squad and bond the bio-bubble with the Indian squad.

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Dhawan asked not to be taken captain of Delhi team

Selector Chetanya Nanda claimed IANS that Dhawan himself had requested not to be considered for the captaincy of the Delhi team. He added:

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Shikhar wouldn’t have been able to continue beyond February 28 as he is part of the Indian limited-overs team. He has to join the India team well ahead of the T20I series, probably on March 1. He himself suggested that someone who can lead Delhi throughout the tournament — including knockouts if Delhi qualifies — should be picked as captain.”

Nanda further speaking on the important squad members of the Delhi team:

“Dhawan remains a key batsman for us, he is an international player. Pradeep Sangwan is an experienced player. He knows the grassroots level cricket in Delhi.”

Himmat Singh has been appointed vice-captain of the squad which also contains Manjot Kalra, Nitish Rana and Unmukt Chand.

Chand leaves Delhi in 2019 and shifted to Uttarakhand, but failed to grab. The 27-year-old has got an additional chance to revive his incompetent career, which has not taken off.

For the untutored, Chand led India to success in the 2012 World Cup Under-19 against Australia, scoring an unconquered hundred in the final.

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