Dhawal Kulkarni, who was out of action following an injury, has been named in the squad of the 41-time champions for their game against Saurashtra beginning here on Saturday.
Mumbai: Former champions Mumbai, languishing way down in the points table, got a boost with the return to the squad of senior pacer Dhawal Kulkarni for their Ranji Trophy Elite Group A game against Saurashtra.
Kulkarni, who was out of action following an injury, has been named in the squad of the 41-time champions for their game against Saurashtra beginning here on Saturday.
The squad, announced by the Mumbai Cricket Association on its website on Wednesday, would be led by in-form batsman Siddhesh Lad.
Mumbai need to defeat Saurashtra and get full points to stay in the hunt for a berth in the quarter-finals.
They are in the 13th spot in the combined Group A and B points table with 8 points in their kitty.
Only the top five teams from the combined table will make it to the last eight.
Mumbai squad: Siddhesh Lad (Captain), Shreyas Iyer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Aditya Tare, Eknath Kerkar, Shivam Dube, Jay Bista, Akash Parkar, Vikrant Auti, Shubham Ranjane, Karsh Kothari, Dhrumil Matkar, Royston Dias, Minad Manjrekar and Tanush Kotian.
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