Arjun Tendulkar, son of the legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar, is all set to make his debut in the Mumbai T20 League. Western Suburb have roped in the service of the young all-rounder for the upcoming T20 tournament for Rs 5 lakh.

A left-arm medium fast bowler, Tendulkar junior has represented the country in two U-19 ‘Tests’ against Sri Lanka last year, where he got three wickets. The 19-year-old had recently played in the DY Patil T20 tournament and has also made it to the U-23 Mumbai team. He has worked on his action working with biomechanics expert Atul Gaekwad. He has also worked with his father’s one-time India teammate and former Vidarbha bowling coach Subroto Banerjee.

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Arjun Tendulkar, Danielle Wyatt
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Apart from being a left-arm pacer, Arjun Tendulkar is also an able batsman. He can rotate the strike and also play the long handle which will help the Western Suburb to make a flourishing in this T20 league. It will be an excellent opportunity for the 19-year old to rub shoulders with some of the greats in the game and learn from them.

Western Suburb are one of the two new teams to join the Mumbai T20 League to make it an eight-team affair. The second edition of the Mumbai T20 League will commence from May 14, only two days after the Indian Premier League ends.

Rahane to miss Mumbai T20 League

Meanwhile, Ajinkya Rahane will miss the upcoming Mumbai tournament as he will be busy plying his trade with Hampshire in the County Championship. Hampshire have roped in Indian National Cricket team vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane as a replacement for Aiden Markram for the middle part of the English season.
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Rahane will play eight County Championship matches in the month of May, June and the beginning of July. The Mumbai-born cricketer will feature in the County to keep himself fit ahead of the Test series against Windies.

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