Former skipper and wicketkeeper Aditya Tare has been ruled out of Mumbai’s Ranji Trophy semifinal against Uttar Pradesh on June 14 at the Simply Cricket Academy in Bangalore due to a fracture in his left hand’s center finger.
The 34-year-old has been replaced in the squad by Prasad Pawar, who made his debut for Mumbai during the Vijay Hazare Trophy earlier this season. However, Tare’s exclusion suggests that Hardik Tamore is ready to take his place in the starting lineup.
Meanwhile, younger pace bowler Mohsin Khan, who was fascinated while taking 14 wickets in 9 games for Lucknow Super Giants, has merged Uttar Pradesh’s team for the Ranji Trophy semi-finals against Mumbai. The 23-year-old has only played one first-class game so far. “Mohsin may replace pacer Shivam Mavi, who has a niggle,” a source said.
On 10 January 2018, he made his Twenty20 breakthrough for Uttar Pradesh in the 2017–18 Zonal T20 League. He was acquired by the Mumbai Indians in the 2018 IPL auction in January 2018.
On 7 February 2018, he made his List A debut for Uttar Pradesh in the 2017–18 Vijay Hazare Trophy. He was purchased by the Mumbai Indians in the 2020 IPL auction ahead of the 2020 Indian Premier League. He made his first-class debut for Uttar Pradesh in the 2019–20 Ranji Trophy on January 27, 2020.
Aditya Tare has played 80 first-class games:
Aditya Tare’s finger was injured while attempting a catch down the leg facet off pacer Tushar Deshpande. In Mumbai’s 725-run quarterfinal against Uttarakhand, the experienced gloveman scored 1 and 57. Tare has played 80 first-class games, scoring 4523 runs at 36.77, with 9 hundred and 27 fifties, bringing 263 catches and effected 25 stumpings.
“Tare left the staff for Mumbai last night. Pawar flew this night at the same time,” a source told TOI.
With 41 dismissals in the last Ranji Trophy season, he set a record for the most dismissals by a wicketkeeper.