Bangalore:Test discard Yuvraj Singh will lead India Blue in the Challenger Series for N K P Salve Trophy to be held in Cuttack from October 23-26.
The national selection committee, which met on Sunday, also chose Mohammed Kaif and S Badrinath to captain India Green and India Red respectively in the three-team limited overs tournament.
The series will give chance to players like Robin Uthappa, Virat Kohli, Yusuf Pathan and Piyush Chawla to impress the selectors.
Leg-spinner Amit Mishra and pacer R P Singh, who are in the current India Test squad against Australia, are in the India Blue and India Green teams respectively.
India Blue: Yuvraj Singh (capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Robin Uthappa, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Ravinder Singh, Irfan Pathan, Yogesh Takawale (wk), Ashok Dinda, Pradeep Sangwan, Amit Mishra, Arjun Yadav, Siddarth Trivedi, R Ashwin.
India Red: S Badrinath (capt), M Vijay, F Fazal, Manoj Tiwary, Rohit Sharma, Jaydev Shah, Abhishek Nayar, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Praveen Kumar, L Balaji, Piyush Chawla, Vinay Kumar, Monish Parmar, Parthiv Patel (wk).
India Green: Mohammad Kaif (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Naman Ojha (wk), Suresh Raina, Cheteshwar Pujara, Saurabh Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Manpreet Gony, RP Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Rajat Bhatia, Abhinav Kumar, Pankaj Singh.