Syed Mushtaq Ali Inter-Zonal Trophy 2017 - All Squads

Syed Mushtaq Ali Inter-Zonal Trophy 2017 – All Squads

Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni
Yuvraj Singh. (Photo Source: Twitter)

After a closely contested zonal leg of the domestic premier T20 challenge, the teams are now lining up for the Inter-Zonal league. The Syed Mushtaq Ali Inter-Zonal Trophy is all set to kick off on February 12. There are four participating teams, representing the four zones of the country. The selectors of each zone have put their best combination forward for the tournament. The North Zone boasts of big names like Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir and Shikhar Dhawan. Harbhajan Singh, the veteran off-spinner, has been named as the captain of the side.

Davangere Express, R Vinay Kumar, who recently led Karnataka to the Zonal Championships in Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy last week, will be leading the South Zone. Hard hitting Karnataka opener Mayank Agarwal also features in the squad for South Zone. They have the experience of Tamil Nadu batsman Dinesh Karthik in the lineup.

East Zone will be led by Manoj Tiwary. Albeit Manoj has not been in the best of forms in the recent times, his experience sees him lead the young side. 5 players from Bengal and 4 players from Jharkhand have made it to the East Zone squad for the tournament.

Ranji Champions Gujarat skipper Parthiv Patel will lead the West Zone with Mumbai Skipper Aditya Tare being his deputy. The West Zone line up boasts of Jasprit Bumrah and Priyank Panchal, the leading run-scorer in Ranji Trophy this year. Veteran players Irfan Pathan and Abhishek Nayar add balance to the side.

Also read- IND v BAN, only Test Preview: India outright favourites but Bangladesh not far behind

Here are the complete squads:

East Zone:

Manoj Tiwary (C), Saurabh Tiwary, Abhijit Sarkar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Ishan Kishan, Shreevats Goswami, Ishank Jaggi, Virat Singh, KB Arun Karthik, Writtick Chatterjee, Amit Verma, Ashok Dinda, Pritam Das, Sayan Ghosh, Biplab Samantray and Dhiraj Singh.

West Zone: 

Parthiv Patel (C), Aditya Tare, Shreyas Iyer, Kedar Jadhav, Ankit Bawne, Abhishek Nayar, Irfan Pathan, Rujul Bhatt, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishwar Chaudhary, Pravin Tambe, Deepak Hooda, Priyank Panchal, Jagdish Zope.

North Zone:  

Harbhajan Singh (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Mandeep Singh, Rishabh Pant/Unmukt Chand, AR Pachera, Rishi Dhawan, Mayank Dagar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Parvez Rasool, Umar Nazir, Pradeep Sangwan, Mohit Sharma, Ashish Nehra.

South Zone:

R Vinay Kumar (C), Vijay Shankar, Tanmay Agarwal, Mayank Agarwal, Vishnu Vinod, Ricky Bhui, Dinesh Karthik, G Hanuma Vihari, Pavan Deshpande, Rahil Shah, M Ashwin, D Swaroop Kumar, VC Milind, Basil Thampi, Sandeep Warrier, Aravind Sreenath.