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Myneni named in Davis Cup team

Saketh Myneni.

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Sasi Kumar announced as the reserve

Saketh Myneni has been named in the Davis Cup team along with Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ramkumar Ramanathan, apart from the Asian Games doubles gold medallists Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan, for the World Group qualification tie against Italy to be staged on grass in Kolkata on February 1 and 2.

The All India Tennis Association (AITA) has announced Sasi Kumar Mukund as the reserve, apart from including Sumit Nagal, Arjun Kadhe and Siddharth Vishwakarma to train with the team in a preparatory camp from Jan. 22 to 30.

Equally, there was no scope for a surprise in the Fed Cup team which will be spearheaded by Ankita Raina and Karman Kaur Thandi. Pranjala Yadlapalli and Rutuja Bhosale are the next best in rank, and doubles specialist Prarthana Thombare has also been kept in the squad for the Asia-Oceania Group-1 competition to be staged at Astana, Kazakhstan, from Feb. 4.

Vishaal Uppal has been named captain of the Fed Cup team and Ankita Bhambri has been kept as the coach.

The girls will have a three-day camp here from Jan. 27, prior to the departure for Kazakhstan.

The teams:

Davis Cup: Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Ramkumar Ramanathan, Saketh Myneni, Rohan Bopanna, Divij Sharan; Reserve: Sasi Kumar Mukund; Captain: Mahesh Bhupathi; Coach: Zeeshan Ali.

Fed Cup: Ankita Raina, Karman Kaur Thandi, Pranjala Yadlapalli, Prarthana Thombare, Rutuja Bhosale; Captain: Vishaal Uppal; Coach: Ankita Bhambri.

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