The Rest of India [ Images ] team suffered a massive blow just before the start of the Irani Trophy match against Mumbai [ Images ] as skipper Virender Sehwag [ Images ] was ruled out due to an upset stomach in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Sehwag was replaced by senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh [ Images ] as captain.
The match would have been a good opportunity for the struggling Sehwag to prove his worth for the upcoming high-profile home Test series against Australia [ Images ].
Mumbai were also missing their regular captain Ajit Agakar, who was forced to miss the match because of a groin injury. All-rounder Abhishek Nayar [ Images ] was named as the Mumbai skipper for this match.
Mumbai are looking to win their first Irani Trophy having lost all their previous six encounters.
Rest of India: Harbhajan Singh (captain), Shikhar Dhawan [ Images ], Murali Vijay [ Images ], Manoj Tiwary, Suresh Raina [ Images ], Ambati Rayudu, Wriddhiman Saha (w/k), Pragyan Ojha [ Images ], Abhimanyu Mithun [ Images ], S Sreesanth [ Images ], Ishwar Pandey.
Mumbai: Abhishek Nayar (captain), Wasim Jaffer [ Images ], Ajinkya Rahane [ Images ], Rohit Sharma [ Images ], Sachin Tendulkar [ Images ], Aditya Tare, Javed Khan, Ankeet Chavan, Dhawal Kulkarni, Vishal Dabholkar, Shardul Thakur.