Robin Uthappa was today included in the Karnataka cricket squad for the knockout phase of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy to be held in Ranchi from March 25 to 31.
Uthappa replaces Kaunain Abbas, who had sparkled in the University T20 Championship.
Left-arm orthodox spinner K P Appanna and right-arm medium H S Sharath have not been considered due to injury.
Karnataka team: R Vinay Kumar (captain), Stuart Binny (vice-captain), Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Mayank Agarwal, K L Rahul, Karun Nair, C M Gautam, Amit Verma, Abhimanyu Mithun, S L Akshay, Ronit More, K Gowtham, Kunal Kapoor, J Suchith.
Support staff: J Arunkumar (Batting Coach), Mansur Ali Khan (Bowling Coach), Shravan (Physio), Vivek Ramakrishna (Trainer), Santosh (Video Analyst) and Sanjay Desai (Manager).