Wednesday, October 22, 2008

All set for the Challenger Trophy

The Challenger Trophy was introduced by the BCCI in 1994-95.
Ths year's NKP Salve Challenger Trophy begins tomorrow with a match between India Blue and India Red at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack. Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif and S Badrinath lead India Blue, Green and Red respectively. This is a good chance to the players like Yuvraj, Uthappa, Virat Kohli, Mohamad Kaif to impress the selectors. Cheteshwar Pujara, who scored 386 against Maharashtra in the Under-22 CK Nayudu Trophy in Rajkot, has got an excellent opportunity to play along with the seniors.

The squads were announced on 12th October.

India Blue: 1 Yuvraj Singh (capt), 2 Ajinkya Rahane, 3 Robin Uthappa, 4 Virat Kohli, 5 Dinesh Karthik (wk), 6, Ravinder Singh, 7 Irfan Pathan, 8 Yogesh Takawale (wk), 9 Ashok Dinda, 10 Pradeep Sangwan, 11 Chetanya Nanda, 12 Arjun Yadav, 13 Siddarth Trivedi, 14 R Ashwin.

India Red: 1 S Badrinath (capt), 2 M Vijay, 3 F Fazal, 4 Manoj Tiwary, 5 Rohit Sharma, 6 Jaydev Shah, 7 Abhishek Nayar, 8 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 9 Praveen Kumar, 10 L Balaji, 11 Piyush Chawla, 12 Vinay Kumar, 13 Monish Parmar, Parthiv Patel (wk)

India Green: 1 Mohammad Kaif (capt), 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Naman Ojha (wk), 4 Suresh Raina, 5 Cheteshwar Pujara, 6 Saurabh Tiwary, 7 Yusuf Pathan, 8 Laxmi Ratan Shukla, 9 Manpreet Gony, 10 RP Singh, 11 Pragyan Ojha, 12 Rajat Bhatia, 13 Abhinav Kumar, 14 Pankaj Singh


India Blue Vs India Red at Cuttack - Oct 23,2008.
India Green Vs India Red at Cuttack - Oct 24,2008.
India Blue Vs India Green at Cuttack - Oct 25,2008.
Final: at Cuttack- Oct 26,2008.

I bet on India Red....What's your bet?


Trideep said...

What the hell is Amit Mishra doing in Challengers series... He shud be playing against Australia.. Not some red, green and blue..

Srinivasarao Vundavalli said...

@trideep ..sorry...Amit Mishra is replaced by Chetanya Nanda...

scorpicity said...

The blue team looks strong... and the reds a touch weak on paper... they ought to have made a better balance in the squads to make it more competitive.

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