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Ganguly to lead in Vijay Hazare trophy

February 18, 2012 20:55 IST

Fighting to keep himself in shape ahead of the IPL, former India skipper Sourav Ganguly will lead Bengal's challenge in the upcoming domestic one-dayers for the Vijay Hazare Trophy. 

The state selectors picked up a 16-member squad today and with regular Bengal skipper Manoj Tiwary doing national duty in Australia, they opted not to name a vice-captain. 

Bengal will begin their campaign against Orissa in their zonal league of the meet to be held here from February 20-28. 

Sourav GangulyGanguly had led Bengal in three Ranji matches this season.

Chairman of state selection committee, Deep Dasgupta said, "Sourav was so keen to play for Bengal that he did not do commentary in the Commonwealth Bank series." 

The 39-year-old is mentor and captain of Pune Warriors in the upcoming IPL V. 

The Bengal Squad: Sourav Ganguly (captain), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Anustup Majumdar, Joyjit Basu, Subhamoy Das, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Arnab Nandi, Sanjib Sanyal, Iresh Saxena, Mohammad Shami Ahmed, Ashok Dinda, Sourav Sarkar, Arindam Ghosh, Sourasish Lahiri, Shreevats Goswami and Debabrata Das.

Meanwhile, a 15-member Jharkhand team will be led by Saurav Tiwary for the upcoming domestic one-dayer for the Vijay Hazare Trophy. 

Jharkhand will take on Tripura on February 22 in its first encounter of the Ranji limited overs East Zone league (East Zone) scheduled to be held at Kolkata from February 22 to 29, said Rajesh Verma, Secretary of Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA).

The Jharkand Squad: Saurabh Tiwary (Capt), Ishank Jaggi (Vice Capt), Kuldeep Sharma, Yajuvendra Krishanatry, Jaskaran Singh, Rahul Shukla, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sujit Yadav, Subrato Ghosh, Manish Vardhan, Ajatshatru, Kumar Deobrat, Deepak Chougule, Akash Verma and S P Gautam (WK).

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