Bengaluru, November 26: The Karnataka state senior selection committee have included youngster Devdutt Padikkal and Abhishek Reddy in the squad for the upcoming clash against Maharashtra in their third Elite Group A Ranji Trophy to be played at Mysuru from Wednesday.
The stylish left-hander Padikal, who is already making waves in the U-19 circuit, has replaced Stuart Binny while Shishir Bhavane has made way for opening batsman Reddy.
Meanwhile, R. Vinay Kumar missed out the last game owing to an injury and is making a comeback into the squad.
Karnataka is placed third in the points table with six points from two games.
Team: Vinay Kumar R (captain), Shreyas Gopal (vice-captain), Nischal D, Siddharth KV, Mir Kaunain Abbas, Devdutt Padikkal, Sharath BR (WK), Suchith J, Mithun A, Prasidh M Krishna, Ronit More, Abhishek Reddy, Pavan Deshpande, Sharath Srinivas (Wk), Liyan Khan, Coach: Yere K Goud, Bowling coach: Arvind S, Fielding coach : Sri Shabarish Mohan.