New Delhi: Out of favour left-arm seamer Ashish Nehra is all set to play a first-class match after a gap of three years, after being named in the 15-member Delhi squad for their Ranji Trophy match against Tamil Nadu starting from November 17.
Nehra last played in a first-class match back in 2008 against Hyderabad. Since then he has been only playing ODIs and T20s, and he preferred to keep it that way as he felt that his body would not be able to take the rigours of the longer version.
However, after being unceremoniously dumped by the national selection committee as they were not certain about his fitness status, Nehra was left with little option but to play in the Ranji Trophy in order to prove his form and fitness.
The veteran pacer's inclusion will also bolster Delhi's bowling attack, which has looked pedestrian so far as Gujarat inflicted a humiliating innings defeat on them.
Squad: Mithun Manhas (captain), Shikhar Dhawan (vice-captain), Unmukt Chand, Milind Kumar, Rajat Bhatia, Puneet Bisht, Pradeep Sangwan, Vikas Mishra, Ashish Nehra, Yogesh Nagar, Parvinder Awana, Ankur Julka, Manoj Chouhan, Pawan Negi, Rishit Saini.