Wriddhiman Saha and Mohammed Shami were named in Bengal Ranji squad for their semifinal against Delhi in Pune from December 17. The duo are part of the India Test squad for South Africa tour but the Board has allowed them to represent their state team for the upcoming Ranji semifinal. Lanky young pacer Ishan Porel who is in the India Under- 19 camp for the World Cup, however, will miss out in the squad led by Manoj Tiwary. Ishan will be joining the India U-19 camp.
Bengal vice-captain and No 3 Sudip Chatterjee, who was indisposed missing the quarterfinal, is also back in the side.
Bengal edged out defending champions Gujarat on basis of the first innings lead to seal their semifinal berth.
"We are playing well. We want to carry the momentum against Delhi. The team is in a very good shape and more importantly, everyone is a performing," Bengal coach Sairaj Bahutule said.
"The semi-final is going to be a tough one. Delhi are a very good and young side. But we just need to execute our plans."
Manoj Tiwary (Captain), Sudip Chatterjee (vice-captain), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Shreevats Goswami, Anustup Majumder, Abhishek Raman, Aamir Gani, Pradipta Pramanik, Ashok Dinda, Mohammed Shami, Mukesh Kumar, Kanishk Seth, B Amit and Writtick Chatterjee.
(With PTI Inputs)