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Duleep Trophy 2018/19 – All you need to know

India Red will go into the tournament as the defending champions.

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Parthiv Patel wicket-keeping
Parthiv Patel. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The 57th edition of the Duleep Trophy is about to get underway. The first-class tournament is scheduled to start from 17 August. The tournament will be played in a round-robin format where three teams, namely, India Red, India Blue and India Green will be taking part. The best two teams will be playing each other in the final which begins on 4 September.

India Red will be going into the tournament as the defending champions. All of the matches will take place at the NPR College Ground in Dindigul, Tamil Nadu. While Abhinav Mukund will be leading India Red, Parthiv Patel and Faiz Fazal will lead India Green and India Blue respectively. Furthermore, all the games that will be played this season will be day/night games which will be played over four days. Here are all other details that you need to know about this tournament:

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Fixtures

Aug 17- Aug 20: India Red vs India Green – NPR College Ground, Dindigul, 1:30 PM IST

Aug 23 – Aug 26: India Red vs India Blue – NPR College Ground, Dindigul, 1:30 PM IST

Aug 29 – Sep 01: India Blue vs India Green – NPR College Ground, Dindigul, 1:30 PM IST

Sep 04 – Sep 08: TBC vs TBC, Final – NPR College Ground, Dindigul, 1:30 PM IST

Squads

India Blue: Faiz Fazal (Captain), Abhishek Raman, Anmolpreet Singh, Ganesh Satish, N. Gangta, Dhruv Shorey, K.S. Bharat (WK), Akshay Wakhare, Saurav Kumar, Swapnil Singh, Basil Thampi, B Ayappa, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni

India Red: Abhinav Mukund (Captain), R.R. Sanjay, Ashutosh Singh, Baba Aparajith, Writtick Chatterjee, B. Sandeep, Abhishek Gupta (WK), S Nadeem, Mihir Hirwani, Parvez Rasool, R Gurbani, A Mithun, Ishan Porel, Y. Prithvi Raj

India Green: Parthiv Patel (Captain & WK), Prashant Chopra, Priyank Panchal, Sudeep Chatterjee, Gurkeerat Mann, Baba Indrajit, V.P. Solanki, Jajal Saxena, Karn Sharma, Vikas Mishra, K. Vignesh, Ankit Rajpoot, Ashok Dinda, Atith Sheth

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