Harbhajan Singh to Miss Duleep Semi-Final, Gautam Gambhir to Captain North

Harbhajan will miss North Zone's match against Central Zone due to health issues. Eying a comeback to the national side, Gautam Gambhir will lead the team in the absence of the veteran spinner.

updated: October 21, 2014 23:59 IST
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Harbhajan Singh had captained North Zone when the team had shared Duleep Trophy with South Zone.

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Mohali: In a big setback for North Zone ahead of the Duleep Trophy semi-final against Central Zone, captain Harbhajan Singh has been forced to sit out due to viral fever as Gautam Gambhir will step in as the leader, here on Wednesday.

Out-of-favour Indian off-spinner, Harbhajan, is heartbroken to sit out due to health issues.

"I am disappointed at not being able to participate in the all-important match. I have not been keeping well for the last three days, but hopefully will be fit for the final if we win," Harbhajan told PTI. (Also read: Upbeat East Zone take on South)

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