Ranji Trophy semi-final: KL Rahul included in Karnataka squad to face Bengal
India's limited-overs batsman KL Rahul will join Karnataka side for the Ranji Trophy semi-final game from February 29 in Kolkata
Bengaluru: Opening batsman KL Rahul has returned to Karnataka state squad for the Ranji Trophy semi-final against Bengal.
On Monday (February 24), Karnataka defeated Jammu and Kashmir by 167 runs to enter the last-four stage of Ranji Trophy.
The semi-final will be played in Kolkata from February 29 and Karnataka have been strengthened by the inclusion of Rahul, who has returned from New Zealand tour.
The right-hander was part of ODI and T20I India squads. He is not in the Test team.
Karnataka will be captained by Karun Nair. In the previous Ranji Trophy season, Karnataka had lost to Saurashtra in the semi-final at Bengaluru's M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara had hit an unbeaten 131 in that game to guide Saurashtra to five-wicket victory.
Karun Nair (captain), R Samarth, Devdutt Padikkal, Manish Pandey, KL Rahul, Sharath Srinivas (wicketkeeper), Shreyas Gopal, K Gowtham, Abhimanyu Mithun, KV Siddharth, Prasidh Krishna, J Suchith, Prateek Jain, Ronit More, Sharath BR (wicketkeeper).
Coach: Yere Goud. Bowling Coach: S Arvind. Fielding Coach: Shabarish P Mohan