Aakash Chopra has been declared unfit for Delhi's Ranji Trophy semifinal match against Mumbai to be played at the Brabourne Stadium from January 13. He has been replaced by Mayank Tehlan.
Spinner Chetanya Nanda, who was awaiting a fitness test, has also been declared fit and included in the 15-man Delhi squad.
While Delhi will be engaged with Mumbai, Karnataka will host Uttar Pradesh in Bangalore in the other semifinal.
Aditya Jain is likely to open with Shikhar Dhawan in the absence of Chopra. “The knee is really bad. So I had to pull out as it made no sense to play with an injury as bad as this,” said Chopra.
Delhi’s spin attack will, however, be bolstered by the return of Nanda.
Team: Rajat Bhatia (captain), Mayank Tehlan, Shikhar Dhawan, Aditya Jain, Mithun Manhas, Gaurav Chabra, Puneet Bisht, Ishant Sharma, Parwinder Awana, Pradeep Sangwan, Sumit Narwal, Vikas Mishra, Yogesh Nagar, Pawan Suyal, Chetnya Nanda.