Nehal Wadhera Comes In Place Of Injured Mandeep Singh And Jayant Yadav Set To Lead North Zone Team

Published - 23 Jun 2023, 02:02 PM

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Nehal Wadhera. Pic Credits: Twitter.

Nehal Wadhera, the destructive left-handed batter has been drafted in the North Zone team of the upcoming Duleep Trophy. Nehal Wadhera recently got his cap from skipper Mandeep Singh and Nehal would be keen to make an impact.

Nehal Wadhera had a decent IPL 2023, the batter struck 241 runs with a strike rate of 145.18 and an average of  26.78. Nehal Wadhera was smashing huge sixes in his maiden IPL tournament.

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Duleep Trophy is considered one of the most prestigious domestic tournaments in India. The championship would be played between 6 teams- East Zone, West Zone, North Zone, South Zone, Central Zone & North East Zone.  The tournament is set to start on July 12.

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Nehal Wadhera’s inclusion in the side would make the North Zone a dangerous side. We witnessed how Nehal Wadhera unleashed the attack on the opposition in the recently concluded IPL 2023 as he would be a force to reckon with.

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Mandeep Singh ruled out of Duleep Trophy

BCCI stated that they got the inputs from Punjab Cricket Association that Mandeep Singh is injured and is ruled out of the entire tournament. Jayant Yadav has been named as the skipper for the championship.

“We received intimation this morning from the Punjab Cricket Association that Mandeep Singh had gotten injured and would be unavailable for the Duleep Trophy,” said the statement issued by BCCI.

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“Selectors discussed the issue and unanimously decided that Nehal Wadhera would be the replacement for Mandeep Singh. Since Mandeep Singh was the captain of the side, the Committee also picked Jayant Yadav to lead the North Zone team in the Duleep Trophy,” the statement added.

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