Mumbai have announced their 15-member squad for their first match against Baroda in the upcoming Ranji Trophy 2019-20; India’s premier domestic tournament. The most successful domestic side, Mumbai have named in-form batsman Suryakumar Yadav as their captain while the veteran wicket-keeper batsman Aditya Tare will work as his deputy.
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Yadav had a forgetful experience the last time he led Mumbai during the 2014-15 season. He experienced a poor run and as a result, was removed from the leadership role midway in the season. Since then, Suryakumar Yadav has emerged as a mature cricketer, and his leadership abilities were applauded during Mumbai’s white-ball tournaments this season.
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The 29-year-old Suryakumar Yadav was in red-hot form during the recently concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, where the most successful team exited from the Super League stage. The middle-order batsman will hope to keep up his swashbuckling form going in the red-ball format. Yadav would be delighted to have a senior pro like Ajinkya Rahane in the ranks at the start of the season.
The Mumbai squad have good experience in their ranks with quality fast bowlers in their ranks. They will hope to combine well and come good when they play Baroda in their maiden Ranji Trophy game at the Moti Bagh Stadium in Vadodara starting from December 9.
Mumbai squad for Baroda game
Suryakumar Yadav (C), Aditya Tare (VC), Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Jay Bista, Shubham Ranjane, Akash Parkar, Sarfaraz Khan, Shams Mulani, Vinayak Bhoir, Shashank Attarde, Shardul Thakur, Tushar Deshpande, Dhawal Kulkarni, Eknath Kerkar