Mayank Agarwal has returned to the Karnataka side for its third Ranji Trophy fixture of the season against Himachal Pradesh to be played at the SDNR Wadiyar Platinum Jubilee University Grounds, Mysuru, from Dec.25 to 28.
Karnataka will miss the services of K. Gowtham, who hasn’t recovered sufficiently from a hairline fracture on his foot that had kept him out of the last match.
Regular skipper Manish Pandey, part of India’s limited-over-sides, has been given a break, while rookie paceman K.S. Devaiah has replaced all-rounder David Mathias. The team will be led by Karun Nair.
Karun Nair (Captain), Rohan Kadam, Devdutt Padikkal, D. Nischal, R. Samarth, Mayank Agarwal, Pravin Dubey, Shreyas Gopal, J. Suchith, B.R. Sharath, Sharath Srinivas, Ronit More, K.S. Devaiah, V. Koushik and A. Mithun.