Ajinkya Rahane to lead Mumbai in the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy

Shreyas Iyer has been named as Rahane’s deputy for the limited-overs tournament.

Ajinkya Rahane | Getty

India’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane on Wednesday (September 13) was named the captain of Mumbai team for the forthcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Swashbuckling batsman Shreyas Iyer has been named as Rahane’s deputy for the limited-overs tournament. Both Rahane and Iyer have been snubbed from India’s 16-member Asia Cup squad.

Young opener Prithvi Shaw, who was recently picked in the Indian Test squad for the fourth and fifth Tests against England but did not get a game, is also part of the squad.

The 18-year-old Prithvi Shaw, who led India to U-19 World Cup title earlier this year, is also part of Mumbai’s Vijay Hazare Trophy squad.

Mumbai, who are placed in Elite Group A, begin their campaign against Baroda in Alur, near Bengaluru, on September 19 in the 50-over tournament.

Mumbai, who are slotted in Elite Group A, will begin their campaign against Baroda in Alur on September 19. Apart from Mumbai, Baroda, Karnataka, Railways, Vidarbha, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Goa and Maharashtra are placed in Elite Group A.

Mumbai Squad for Vijay Hazare Trophy:

Ajinkya Rahane (Captain), Shreyas Iyer (Vice Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Jay Bista, Surya Kumar Yadav, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Eknath Kerkar, Shivam Dube, Akash Parkar, Dhaval Kulkarni, Shams Mulani, Vijay Gohil, Tushar Deshpande, Royston Dias.

(With PTI inputs)


By Salman Anjum - 13 Sep, 2018

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