New Delhi, Nov 26 : Sunil Ramesh and Deepak Malik will lead India's ODI and T20I blind cricket team respectively in bilateral series against Nepal from December 2 to 4.
The selection committee of the Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) led by John David and his co- selectors in consultation with CABI President, GK Mahantesh on Tuesday picked the 14 member squad for the bilateral series against Nepal at Kanpur and Dehradun. The Indian squad has representation from ten different states. As many as eight players including five B1, one B2 and two B3 have made the squad for the first time.
India will play a three match ODI series against Nepal in Kanpur from December 2 to 4, followed by a three match T20I series in Dehradun from December 6 to 8. India are defending world champions in both the ODI and T20 formats.
B1 Category: Vishnu B (Kerala), Madhavalu (Telangana), Nilesh (Delhi), Sovendra Bhandari (Uttarakhand), Kalia Pradhan (Odisha)
B2 Category: Ajay Kumar Reddy (Andhra Pradesh), Lokesh (Karnataka), Md. Irfan (Delhi), Md. Faisal (Uttar Pradesh, ODIs at Kanpur only), Vineet Kumar (Haryana, T20Is at Dehradun only)
B3 Category: Sunil Ramesh (Karnataka), A Ravi (Andhra Pradesh, wk), Deepak Malik (Haryana), Rahul Mahale (Maharashtra), Lingaraj Routra (Odisha) (UNI)