Fast bowler Ishant Sharma has been released from the India team to return as Delhi captain for the Ranji Trophy match.
Sharma, who was not in the playing XI, but was named in the India Test squad against Sri Lanka in Kolkata, has been released from the team to take part in Delhi's must-win match against Maharashtra at New Delhi's Airforce Complex ground on Friday.
The right-arm bowler had earlier missed Delhi's match against Karnataka.
Sharma, 29, will rejoin the Indian squad for the Nagpur Test on November 28.
Ahead of India's three-match Test series against Sri Lanka, wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha revealed the toughest Indian bowlers whom he kept to.
Saha insisted that keeping to the likes of seamers Ishant Sharma and Mohammad Shami is far more difficult than other swing bowlers in the team.
"Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami pose a bigger challenge to a wicketkeeper than swing. Their ball wobbles more than Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar after it goes past the wicket. It becomes tough for the wicketkeepers to grab those balls.," Sha had said.