New Delhi: Harbhajan Singh was named captain of the North Zone team for the Syed Mushtaq Ali inter-zonal T20 tournament, to be held in Mumbai from February 12-16.
India players like Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra and Gautam Gambhir have also been named in the 15-member squad.
The decision was taken at a North Zone selection committee meeting held at Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) under the chairmanship of Nikhil Chopra. Selectors from North Zone associations – Ashender Kaul (JKCA), Rajesh Bawa (HCA), Ashok Thakur (HPCA), Wg. Cdr Deepak Ahluwalia (SSCB), Sarandeep Singh (special invitee) and Siddharth Sahib Singh (convener) attended the meeting.
North Zone take on South Zone in their first match on February 12 at CCI, Mumbai. The coach of the team is yet to be decided.
North Zone squad: Harbhajan Singh (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Mandeep Singh, Rishabh Pant/Unmukt Chand (wk), AR Pachera, Rishi Dhawan, Mayank Dagar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Parvez Rasool, Umar Nazir, Pradeep Sangwan, Mohit Sharma, Ashish Nehra.
Standbyes: Shivam Chauhan, Shubham Khajuria, Manpreet Gony, Manzoor Dar, Manan Sharma, Milind Kumar.
Support Staff: Badrinath Prathi (Physio), Nishanta Bordoloi (Trainer).