Test discard Harbhajan Singh to lead Punjab
Mohali: Out-of-favour Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh will lead Punjab in the Ranji Trophy match against Odisha here.
Punjab play their season's opening Group-A league match against Odisha at Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here from October 27 to 30, a PCA spokesman said on Friday.
Vikram Rathore, National Selector, will watch the match and it will be an opportunity for Harbhajan to prove his capabilities before the selectors to make a comeback in the national squad.
Odisha team had already arrived in the city. Punjab squad had net session under their Coach Bhupinder Singh Sr in the morning while the Odisha outfit had their net session in the afternoon under the watchful eyes of their Coach Debashish Mohanty, the PCA spokesman said.
Harbhajan said he is looking forward to perform well especially after his outing in the Champions League T20.
He said he still had a lot of fire left in him and was eager to make a comeback to the national squad.
He said that it was good for the Indian Cricket that the Team India's bench strength had been increasing each day.
Punjab squad: Harbhajan Singh (Captain), Uday Kaul (wicket keeper), Ravi Inder Singh, Jiwanjot Singh, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Sidana, Amitoze Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Manpreet Gony, Siddharth Kaul, Rajwinder Singh, Sunny Sohal, VRV Singh, Taruwar Kohli and Gurkirat Singh Mann.
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