Sehwag all set to lead Delhi in Nissar Trophy

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New Delhi, Sep 5 (UNI) Indian opener Virender Sehwag is all set to lead a strong Delhi squad for the clash against Pakistan's Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) in the third edition of the Mohammad Nissar Trophy, which gets underway on September 15 here at the Feroz Shah Kotla.

Sehwag, who missed the Sri Lanka series due to his ankle injury which India won 3-2, is keenly looking forward to play his part in the Nissar Trophy.

The event will witness the participation of first-class champions of Pakistan and India, with Uttar Pradesh and Mumbai being previous winners.

The 15-member squad of the Delhi team has seven players with international experience, including opener Gautam Gambhir and fast bowler Ishant Sharma.

In-form batsman Shikhar Dhawan, however, failed to add his name among the 15 players due to a fractured right thumb.

All-rounders Aditya Jain and Sumit Narwal, who were a part of the Delhi Ranji team in last year's Ranji final, were omitted from the squad.

Left-arm seamer Ashish Nehra, who was on a low for the last two years due to a crippling injury and didn't even get a game in the 2007-08 Ranji Trophy season, makes a comeback after recovering from his injury.

In the Indian Premier Leagur (IPL), the pacer performed reasonably well taking 12 wickets in 14 his appearances at an average of 29 from the Mumbai Indians' side.

''I am not expecting to return to the scene with a five-for in my comeback match,'' Nehra told mediapersons.

The 29-year-old, however, said he was very cautious about his prospects for the match.

''My aim is to bowl 15 overs and get a couple of wickets and see how to gather my rhythm at the crease,'' he explained.

Squad: Virender Sehwag (captain), Gautam Gambhir, Aakash Chopra, Mayank Tehlan, Mithun Manhas, Virat Kohli, Rajat Bhatia, Puneet Bisht (wk), Ishant Sharma, Pradeep Sangwan, Ashish Nehra, Chetanya Nanda, Amit Bhandari, Narender Singh, Gaurav Chhabra.


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