Mumbai: Flamboyant batsman Suryakumar Yadav will lead a 20-member Mumbai squad at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy National T20 Championships, which will kick off the 2020-21 domestic season in January.
The Mumbai Cricket Association named their squad on its website on Saturday.
Apart from Suryakumar, all regulars Aditya Tare, young batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sarfaraz Khan, crisis-man Siddhesh Lad and all-rounder Shivam Dube have been named in the squad.
Pace duo of Dhawal Kulkarni and Tushar Deshpande will lead the bowling attack, which also comprises spinners Atharva Ankolekar and Shams Mulani.
The association said that all the selected players are required to undergo an RT-PCR test for COVID-19 and carry the negative report while reporting at the Wankhede Stadium on 29 December.
The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy will kick off the domestic season and domestic giants Mumbai will play their matches in Mumbai only.
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 and Sufiyan Shaikh.
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