Suryakumar Yadav, flamboyant batsman will lead a 20-member Mumbai squad at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy National T20 Championships, which will start the 2020-21 domestic season next month on January 10 in all probability. The Mumbai Cricket Association named their squad on its website on Saturday.
Apart from Suryakumar Yadav, wicket-keeper Aditya Tare, young batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal, batsmen Sarfaraz Khan, Siddhesh Lad and all-rounder Shivam Dube have been named in the squad. Pace duo of Dhawal Kulkarni and Tushar Deshpande will lead the bowling attack, which also comprises spinners Atharva Ankolekar and Shams Mulani.
Suryakumar Yadav’s Omission From Australian Tour Was Criticized After Consistent Performances In IPL
The association said in its release that all the selected players will be required to undergo an RT-PCR test for Covid-19 and they should carry the negative report while reporting at the Wankhede Stadium on December 29. The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy will kick off the domestic seasons and domestic heavyweights Mumbai will play their matches in Mumbai only.
Suryakumar Yadav was in excellent form in the four-team practice match and also has the experience of captaining Mumbai in domestic cricket. Back in November, he was also a part of the Mumbai Indians’ IPL-winning squad in the UAE. Suryakumar Yadav has scored above 400 runs in last three IPL seasons and scored 480 runs in IPL 2020 averaging exactly 40 in 16 games.
He has performed consistently for the Rohit Sharma-led franchise and the fact that he didn’t make the cut for the Australia tour raised a lot of criticism and eyebrows. For the concerned tournament, Aditya Tare has been appointed as his deputy. Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 164 runs in the warm-up games and he has been included as well. He scored 40 runs in 3 games in his debut season in IPL 2020.
Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur And Arjun Tendulkar Failed To Make It To Mumbai Squad For Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
In the Mumbai squad, Shreyas Iyer and Shardul Thakur haven’t gotten chances for various reasons. Shreyas Iyer is recovering from a shoulder injury while Shardul Thakur is currently in Australia as a net practice bowler for the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy that India are trailing by 0-1 in 4 Test series.
In the meantime, Arjun Tendulkar, the son of the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, failed to make the Mumbai squad. As per the Mumbai Cricket Association’s release, the selected players in Mumbai squad will have to report at the iconic Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday, December 29.
Squad: Suryakumar Yadav (Captain), Aditya Tare (Vice-Captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Aakarshit Gomel, Sarfaraz Khan, Siddhesh Lad, Shivam Dube, Shubham Ranjane, Sujit Nayak, Sairaj Patil, Tushar Deshpande, Dhawal Kulkarni, Minad Manjrekar, Prathamesh Dake, Atharva Ankolekar, Shashank Attarde, Shams Mulani, Hardik Tamore, Akash Parkar and Sufiyan Shaikh