The Delhi team list bore a star-studded look with all senior and U-19 national team players included in the 28-member list for the upcoming NKP Salve Challenger Series starting in Indore on September 26.
The list includes Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, the two out-of-favour seniors Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag, former India U-19 captain Unmukt Chand, pacer Ishant Sharma and veteran Ashish Nehra. Also old domestic workhorses like Rajat Bhatia and Mithun Manhas are in the list.
Expectedly, IPL dope offender Pradeep Sangwan has not made it to the probables list. Sangwan is also recovering from a shoulder surgery.
Dhawan and Ishant’s availability depends on how far their side Sunrisers Hyderabad are able to proceed in the Champions League T20, while Gambhir might just be able to join the team in time after finishing his county engagements with Essex.
Under newly appointed chief coach Sanjeev Sharma, the probables will start their training session at the Roshanara Club ground on Monday. The Delhi squad will then attend anti-doping programme organized by the DDCA at the Kotla.
The squad: Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Mithun Manhas, Unmukt Chand, Rajat Bhatia, Puneet Bisht, Ishant Sharma, Parvinder Awana, Sumit Narwal, Ashish Nehra, Pawan Suyal, Vikas Mishra, Manan Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Milind Kumar, Varun Sood, Pawan Negi, Vaibhav Rawal, Khistij Sharma, Sunny Sehrawat, Shelly Shaurya, Dhruv Shorey, Yogesh Nagar, Jagrit Anand, Nitish Rana, Rahul Yadav.