Suryakumar Yadav has been picked as Mumbai captain for the upcoming edition of the Syed Mushtaq, which is going to start from January 10, 2021. SKY was in excellent form in the four team practice match. He also has experience of leading Mumbai in domestic cricket.
Suryakumar Yadav also represented Mumbai Indians in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League. He was on top of his game for the Rohit Sharma-led franchise and the fact that he didn’t make the cut for the Australia tour raised a lot of eyebrows.
For the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, 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. The southpaw has come up the ranks in the last one and a half years or so.
Shreyas Iyer and Shardul Thakur has not been picked in the Mumbai squad as Iyer has been recovering from the shoulder injury, Thakur is currently in Australia for the ongoing Border Gavaskar Trophy series.
Meanwhile, Arjun Tendulkar, the son of former Indian cricketer and legend Sachin Tendulkar has not been picked in the Mumbai squad. As per Mumbai Cricket Association’s release, the players will have to report at the iconic Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday, December 29 with negative COVID test reports. The squad will have to enter the biosecure bubble on January 2 and every member will be tested thrice during six-day isolation period.
The selection committee, headed by former India pacer Salil Ankola, has announced a 20-member squad for the group stage after witnessing eight practice games involving four squads over the last week.
Here’s The 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, Sufiyan Shaikh
Mumbai is placed in Group E along with Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Mumbai, Kerala and Puducherry.
They are going to play their first match against Delhi on Monday, January 11. They have brought number of changes in their cricket circle ahead of the upcoming domestic season. They have appointed former India batsmen Amit Pagnis as their head coach.