Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI: Former Test cricketers Vijay Dahiya and Rahul Sanghvi will be part of the Delhi Ranji Trophy team that plays Tamil Nadu in the Elite Group `A' four-day league match at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground here from November 23 to 26.

The Delhi selectors Messrs Atul Wassan, Nikhil Chopra, Vinay Lamba and Raj Kumar Sharma, along with coach Chetan Chauhan and convenor Sunil Dev met here on Saturday to finalise 15 names.

Mithun Manhas has been retained captain of the team. Tested openers Gautam Gambhir and Aakash Chopra and medium-pacer Ashish Nehra are the other players who will be keen to perform well and win back their places in the National squad.

Medium-pacer Amit Bhandari, recovering from a shoulder injury, has been picked on the basis of the selectors' faith in his abilities. Those dropped from the last year's team are Varun Kumar, Rajan Gupta, Mukesh Diwan and Abhishek Sharma. After Tamil Nadu, Delhi is due to play Uttar Pradesh, Baroda and Karnataka at home before meeting hosts Saurashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Haryana, in that order.

The team: Mithun Manhas (Capt.), Gautam Gambhir, Aakash Chopra, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rajat Bhatia, Vijay Dahiya, Mayank Tehlan, Ashish Nehra, Amit Bhandari, Ishant Sharma, Kuunal Lall, Chetnya Nanda, Yogesh Sachdeva and Rahul Sanghvi. Standbys: Kuldeep Rawat, Suhail Sharma, Ashish Malhotra and Puneet Bisht. Coach: Chetan Chauhan.

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