Experienced discoverer Faiz Fazal will lead Vidarba’s team in the Vijay Hazare Trophy from February 20.
Door ballet dancer Akshay Vadkar has been selected to replace Faiz on the 22-member national championship team for more than 50 years.
The team includes opener Ramaswamy Sanjay and experienced right-winger batsman Ganesh Satish, batsman Atharva Taide, although there are three new faces in the universal Harsh Dubey, Kshitiz Dahiya and pacer Suraj Rai.
The bowling department is led by right-winger with middle pace Rajnish Gurbani and includes Orthodox bowling with a slow left hand Aditya Sarvate, with the exception of right-hander Aditya Takre, young speeder Yash Thakur and experienced Akshai Vakhare.
Vidarba is placed in the elite group B, along with Andra, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Punjab and Tamil Nadu and will play his matches in Indore.
They will start their campaign against Andra on February 20.
Team: Faiz Fazal (captain), R. Sanjay, Sidesh Wat, Jitesh Sharma, Ganesh Satish, Yash Rathod, Kshitis Dahiya, Akshay Vadkar (deputy captain), Darshan Nalkande, Yash Thakur, Aditya Takre, Suraj Rai, Akshay Vakhare Harsh Dubey, Mohit Raut, Aditya Sarwate, Nichiket Bhute, Rushab Rathod, Mandar Mahale, Rajneesh Gurbani, Akshay Karnewar and Atharva Taide.