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    Nataraj Behera to lead East Zone in Duleep Trophy

    Ranchi: Orissa's Nataraj Behera will lead East Zone against South Zone in the Duleep Trophy tie at Visakhapatanam, starting on October 14.

    Jharkhand's SP Goutam will be the wicketkeeper of the side, according to Jharkhand State Cricket Association sources. Opening batsman M Bardhan, middle-order batsmen Saurav Tiwari and Ishank Jaggi and legspinner S Quadri are the other players from Jharkhand who have also been included in the team.

    India player, Manoj Tiwari of Bengal was not available for selection as he is currently in South Africa for the Champions League Twenty20.

    East Zone Team: Nataraj Behera (Capt), Basant Mohanty, Biplab Samantray, Alok Mangaraj (all from Orissa), S P Goutam (wk), Saurav Tiwari, M Bardhan, S Quadri, Ishank Jaggi (all from Jharkhand), Dhiraj Yadav, Gokul Sharma, Gokul Sharma (all from Assam), A Mazumdar, I Saxena, Ashok Dinda (all from Bengal), and Mura Singh (Tripura).

    Coach: S Saikia (Assam).