Cuttack, Oct 23, (UNI) Defending champions India Blue, led by Yuvraj Singh won the toss and elected to bat first in the opening match of the NKP Salve Challenger Series at the Barabati Stadium, here today.
Doubts over India Blue Irfan Pathan's inclusion were put to rest as the all-rounder was included in the playing XI.
Teams: INDIA BLUE: Yuvraj Singh (capt), Robin Uthappa, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Ravinder Singh, Irfan Pathan, R Aswini, Chetanya Nanda, Pradip Sangwan, Siddharth Trivedy.
INDIA RED: S Badrinath (capt), Rohit Sharma, Manoj Tiwari, M Vijay, Abhishek Nayar, Parthiv Patel, Laxmipathy Balaji, Piyush Chawla, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Mohnish Parmar.
Umpires: S K Tarapore, SS Hazare Match referee: Raju Mukherjee.
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