Vijay Hazare Trophy: OCA Announces 22-Member Squad

Cuttack: The Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) on Wednesday announced a 22-member State squad for the Vijay Hazare Trophy cricket tournament.

While right-handed batsman Santanu Mishra has been appointed as the skipper of the young squad, eight new faces have been drafted into the team.

The eight new members are— Rama Chandra Behera, Amrit Khatua, Rakesh Pattnaik, Kartik Biswal, B Shiva, Sourav Kanojia, Harshit Rathod, and Bikash Rout.

Earlier on February 7, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had announced the schedule for the Vijay Hazare Trophy. The tournament will be held in Bengaluru will start on February 20, as per the BCCI.

The group stages of the competition will be conducted until March 1 and after a short break for a week, the knockout stages will be played from March 8. The semi-finals and the final will be played on March 11 and 14 respectively.

Odisha Squad:

Santanu Mishra (Captain), Sandip Patnaik, Debashis Samantray, Subhransu Senapati, Abhisek Yadav, Gourav Choudhury, Rama Chandra Behera, Amrit Khatua, Rakesh Pattnaik, Kartik Biswal, Rajesh Dhuper (WK), Pravin Loha (WK), Ankit Yadav, Suryakant Pradhan, Debabrata Pradhan, Rajesh Mohanty, Tarini Sa, B Shiva, Harshit Rathod, Sourav Kanojia, Bikash Rout and Prayash Singh Thakur; Coach: Rashmi Ranjan Parida.