Mushtaq Ali T20: Surya will lead, Deshpande fell
MUMBAI: Suryakumar Yadav He will lead the Mumbai team in the first three games of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy, which will start from November 8 in various locations. This will be the first time that the batter in the form will captain Mumbai since he quit the main job in the 2014-15 season.
Mumbai will play his matches at Wankhede Stadium. They face Mizoram on November 8, Haryana on November 9, Madhya Pradesh on November 11, Pondicherry on November 12, Bengal on November 14, Meghalaya on November 15, and Assam on November 17.
On Monday, the selectors announced a team of 15 members for the first three games. The talented young Yashasvi Jaiswal, who was in a dazzling form in the one-day Vijay Hazare Trophy, will miss the tournament along with the left-arm spinner Atharva Ankolekar, the hero of India in the triumph of the Asian Sub Cup -19. The duo will play in the U-19 Challengers-the selection for the U-19 World Cup next year. Shreyas Iyer , Shivam Dube and Shardul Thakur The first three games will be lost as they are part of the Indian team that plays against Bangladesh in the current T20I series. Since his ban expires on November 15, the first Prithvi Shaw match can be included in the later stages of the tournament.
In a surprising move, the selectors dropped to the rhythm of Tushar Deshpande, who played for India 'A' and caught the attention of the national selectors last season due to its decent pace. Deshpande is also a very good gardener. The fast bowler was in bad shape at the Vijay Hazare Trophy, where he ran 220 runs in 25.5 overs at a run speed of 8.51, picking up only two wickets, but his pace would have been useful in Wankhede's wicket. Deepak Shetty has been included instead.
Similarly, the non-selection of hitters Sujit Naik and Akarshit Gomel, who performed well in the Mumbai T20 League this year, is surprising. Batter Sarfaraz Khan , meanwhile, returns to the team after recovering from an injury. The squad has new faces like Raunaq Sharma, Jaideep Pardeshi, Parikshit Valsangkar and Aquib Qureshi. At Ajinkya Naik, the team will also have a new manager.
Mumbai Squad: Suryakumar Yadav (captain) Jay Bista , Aditya Tare Sarfaraz Khan, Jaideep Pardeshi, Siddhesh Lad, Shubham Ranjane, Shams Mulani, Parikshit Valsangkar, Raunaq Sharma, Dhaval Kulkarni, Kruthik Hangewadi, Deepak Shetty, Aquib Qureshi, Dhrumil Matkar.