Chennai: Recovering from a shoulder injury, opener Virender Sehwag will return to action in the Irani Cup and will lead the Rest of India team in the October 1 to 5 tournament in Nagpur.
Sehwag, who missed the just-concluded tri-series in Sri Lanka due to the injury he sustained during the Indian Premier League, will have S Badrinath as his deputy.
In a meeting here, the All India Senior Selection Committee also announced the teams for the October 8 to 11 Challenger Series, featuring India Red, India Green and India Blue.
While India Red would be led by Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina will captain India Green.
A star-studded India Blue will have national skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the helm. The team has India regulars Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh in it.
The selection panel also announced that opener Gautam Gabhir's fitness for the Champions Trophy, starting September 22, would be assessed tomorrow.
Gambhir is nursing a groin injury which forced him to return from the tri-series in Sri Lanka without playing a single match.
Rest of India: Virender Sehwag (Capt), Wriddiman Saha (wk), M Vijay, S Sreesanth, S Badrinath (Vice Capt), Munaf Patel, Virat Kohli, Pragyan Ojha, Manoj Tiwari, Kedar Jadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Abhinav Mukund, Irfan Pathan, Uday Kaul, Sudeep Tyagi
India Red: Yuvraj Singh (Capt), Wriddiman Saha (wk), M Vijay, R Ashwin, Sunny Sohail, Sudeep Tyagi, Shikar Dhawan, Munaf Patel, Ishant Jaggi, S S Tiwari, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvanesh Kumar, H Khadiwale
India Green: Suresh Raina (Capt), Irfan Pathan, A Rahane, Parthiv Patel (wk), Tanmay Srivastava, S K Jakati, Ravi Inder Singh, L Balaji, Manoj Tiwari, Dhawal Kulkarni, S Badrinath, Pankaj Singh, Chetanya Nanda, Uday Kaul
India Blue: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Capt), Yusuf Pathan, Sachin Tendulkar, Naman Ojha, Wasim Jaffer, Harbhajan Singh, Jalaj Saxena, S K Trivedi, Suresh Kumar, S Sreesanth, Kedar Jadav, Ashok Dinda, Abhishek Nayar, A S Goswami.
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