Bengaluru: Batting legend and former India captain Rahul Dravid's son Samit Dravid has been included in the Karnataka state Under-14 team for the South Zone Under-14 tournament (two-day duration matches) to be held in Bengaluru from January 16 to February 8.

The team was announced by the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) on Friday (January 10).

Samit, a right-handed batsman, had performed well in the selection matches and has rightly earned a spot in the state line-up. During the KSCA inter-zonal Under-14 tournament, which acted as selection trials, Samit had hit a double century (201) and 94 not out in a single match.

This will be Samit’s first tournament with the state team. This entry has done his father Rahul proud on the eve of his birthday. Rahul celebrates his 47th birthday tomorrow (January 11). Rahul is currently the director of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.

The Karnataka side will be captained by Karthikeya KP. He is from Holy Saint High School. Samit is from Mallya Aditi International School.

The team will be coached former Karnataka Ranji Trophy cricketers C Raghu and Rajshekar Shanbal.

Karnataka squad

Karthikeya KP (captain), Shivam MB, Samit Dravid, Rohan R Revankar, Ravi Kairav Reddy (wicketkeeper), Samarth Nagaraj, Kanishk M (wicketkeeper), Rahul Bellad, Ansh Aima, Pranav Ashwath, Hardik Raj, Sridhar J, Pranav Abhijit Bhatt AD, Aadesh Urs, Aryan Inchal. Coaches: C Raghu and Rajshekar Shanbal. Physio: Gowtham HS, Trainer: Sri Kiran A