All-rounder Deepak Hooda will replace veteran pacer Irfan Pathan as the captain of the Baroda Ranji Trophy team, Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) secretary (in-charge) Snehal Parikh has confirmed.
"We will have Deepak Hooda as the captain and opener Kedar Devdhar will be the vice-captain of the side," the BCA secretary told IANS over phone on Sunday.
Pathan, who led Baroda in the first two matches, was dropped before their tie against Tripura on 1 November.
However, the BCA secretary said the 33-year-old was dropped to give the youngsters in the side a chance.
"See, Irfan has played the first two matches, we have a system and we will have to follow it, this has been done to make a young team. We have to give the youngsters a chance," Parikh said.