Thursday, April 18, 2024

Ranji Trophy 2023-24: Shreyas Iyer named in Mumbai squad for Andhra match


Shreyas Iyer might be a part of the Mumbai squad for his or her second spherical match of the Ranji Trophy 2023-24 in opposition to Andhra starting January 12. It can mark his return to the Mumbai XI for the primary time within the Ranji Trophy because the 2018-19 season.
The house sport on the Sharad Pawar Cricket Academy in BKC is a chance for Iyer to hit kind previous to the house Checks in opposition to England starting January 25 in Hyderabad. Iyer had a tricky South Africa tour, the place he managed scores of 31, 6, 0 and 4 not out. Earlier within the week, hewasn’t named in India’s T20I squad for the three-match sequence in opposition to Afghanistan.
The 2 Checks in South Africa had been Iyer’s first set of red-ball video games in near 9 months since coming back from a again harm he picked up throughout the Border-Gavaskar sequence at dwelling in opposition to Australia final February-March.
After lacking the next WTC Closing and the Caribbean tour, Iyer made a comeback from surgical procedure throughout the Asia Cup and performed a key function in India’s run to the 2023 ODI World Cup ultimate. He struck the third-most runs for India after Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma within the World Cup: 530 in 11 innings at 66.25 comprising two lots of and three half-centuries. In December, he was named vice-captain for the final two T20Is at dwelling in opposition to Australia.
Iyer’s inclusion comes as a lift for Mumbai, who might be with out Sarfaraz Khan and Shivam Dube. Sarfaraz is a part of the India A squad for the two-day tour sport in opposition to England Lions in Ahmedabad on January 12-13, whereas Dube has made a comeback to India’s T20I squad for the Afghanistan sequence.
Opener Prithvi Shaw, who hasn’t performed any aggressive cricket since August 2023, continues to overlook out as he rehabs for a knee harm, whereas Ajinkya Rahane, who sat out of the Ranji opener in Patna as a consequence of neck spasms, is believed to have recovered sufficiently. He’s anticipated to guide Mumbai like he did throughout the earlier season. Spin-bowling allrounder Shams Mulani had led the facet in Rahane’s absence.

Mumbai squad: Ajinkya Rahane (capt), Shreyas Iyer, Jay Bista, Bhupen Lalwani, Amogh Bhatkal, Suved Parkar, Prasad Pawar (wk), Hardik Tamore (wk), Shams Mulani, Tanush Kotian, Atharva Ankolekar, Mohit Avasthi, Dhaval Kulkarni, Royston Dias, Sylvester Dsouza.

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