New Delhi: Test specialist Wriddhiman Saha in all likelihood will lead East Zone in their Duleep Trophy semifinal against North Zone to be played at the Feroz Shah Kotla, from February 4.

"Wriddhiman will certainly play in the Duleep Trophy semi-final and in all likelihood will lead the side in place of Nataraj Behera," a member of the East Zone selection committee, informed on Monday.

Wriddhiman, whose neat glovework and gritty batting in the first innings earned praise from all quarters will replace Shreevats Goswami who had an indifferent outing in the quarter-final against West Zone.

However it is not known whether another Test specialist Ishant Sharma, will be drafted into the North Zone squad for the above mentioned match.