India vs New Zealand: Rohit Sharma included in Mumbai squad for practice game against visitors
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India vs New Zealand: Rohit Sharma included in Mumbai squad for practice game against visitors


Mumbai: Rohit Sharma has been included in Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai's 15-member squad for the warm-up game against the visiting New Zealand side at New Delhi from 16-18 September.

File picture of Rohit Sharma (R). AP

File picture of Rohit Sharma. AP

Another Test player, Ajinkya Rahane, however is not part of the team that will be led by wicket-keeper Aditya Tare, according to MCA's joint secretary and senior selection panel convener, Unmesh Khanvilkar.

Four other key players, batsmen Akhil Herwadkar and Shreyas Iyer along with medium pacers Shardul Thakur and Dhawal Kulkarni are also not in the team as they are with the India A side now touring Australia.

New Zealand, to be captained by Kane Williamson, are set to arrive in the country later this month to play three Tests and five ODIs between 22 September and 29 October.

Mumbai squad for the tour game: Aditya Tare (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Surya Kumar Yadav, Siddhesh Lad, Kaustubh Pawar Jay Bista, Sufiyan Shaikh, Arman Jaffer, Parikshit Valsangkar, Vishal Dabholkar, Vijay Gohil, Balwinder Singh Sandhu (Jr), Tushar Deshpande, Roystan Dias, Harshal Soni.

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