Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018: Veteran Wasim Jaffer Included in the Vidarbha Squad
Vidarbha Cricket Association have included veteran opener Wasim Jaffer for the upcoming edition of the Vijay Hazare One-Day Trophy starting from September 19.
Meanwhile, Jaffer was in rich vein of form in the last season for Vidarbha. The state team always performed exceptionally by reaching the knockouts for four times in the previous six years.
A source in the VCA admitted that experience of Wasim Jaffer would help the youngsters. The source added that the experience would be beneficial in knockout stages.
”If you look at the squad, it’s full of young players. His experience will be invaluable. We have already seen how he helped our batsmen out. His inclusion will definitely help the team,” a source in VCA told ToI.
Further, the source backed their decision to bring Jaffer in the side. They felt that using Jaffer will benefit the team when it matters the most. Apart from Wasim Jaffer, the selectors backed the youngsters who performed for the state.
“If you look at the squad, it’s full of young players. His experience will be invaluable. We have already seen how he helped our batsmen out. His inclusion will definitely help the team,” the source added.
”He has been regularly playing One-dayers in England and scoring heavily. You need experience in the 50-over format. Our team will benefit a lot, especially in the crucial stages of the tournament. In the last few years, our team has done well in the league stage but struggled in the knock-outs,” the source concluded.
Vidarbha will start their campaign against Baroda on September 20.
Faiz Fazal (captain), Sanjay Ramaswamy, Ganesh Satish, Apoorv Wankhade, Atharva Taide, Akshay Wadkar, Jitesh Sharma, Mohit Kale, Ravi Jangid, Akshay Karnewar, Akshay Wakhare, Rajneesh Gurbani, Shrikant Wagh, Yash Thakur, Aditya Thakare, Wasim Jaffer
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