Bengaluru, Feb 13:  Experienced opener Mayank Agarwal will lead Karnataka in their final Elite Group C Ranji Trophy match against Chandigarh in Hubli, beginning from Friday. The former champions are currently leading Group C with 24 points and they just require to take the first-innings lead against Chandigarh to progress to the knockouts. Latest ICC Women's ODI Rankings for Batters: Smriti Mandhana Jumps to Number Four Spot.

Tamil Nadu are the second-placed team in this group with 22 points. Chandigarh are seventh with five points from six matches.

However, Karnataka will not have the services of in-form Devdutt Padikkal as the left-hander has been drafted into the India Test squad for the Tests against England in place of still-recuperating KL Rahul.

India under-19 star Dheeraj Gowda has been drafted into the 15-man squad. Gowda was part of the India side that finished runners-up to Australia in the ICC Under-19 World Cup in South Africa recently.

Karnataka squad: Mayank Agarwal (captain), Nikin Jose (vice-captain), Ravikumar Samarth, Manish Pandey, Sharath Srinivas (wk), KV Aneesh, Vasuki Koushik, Vysakh Vijayakumar, Kishan Bedare, Hardik Raj, Vidwath Kaverappa, M Venkatesh, Sujay Sateri (wk), K Shashikumar, Dheeraj Gowda; Coach: PV Shashikanth.

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