Mumbai Cricket Association Senior Selection Committee have named a 45-member probables for the upcoming Ranji Trophy, and have named the likes of Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Shardul Thakur, and Prithvi Shaw on the star-studded list. Meanwhile, Akhil Herwadkar, the former left-handed opener, after finding himself out of the squad, has decided to leave Mumbai, and even though he didn't announce the new team, it is speculated that he might join Puducherry.
Salil Ankola (chairman), Ghulam Parkar, Sunil More, Anand Yalvigi, and Prasad Desai sat down on Monday to pick the squad and they decided to pick a full-strength squad even though most players on the national squad might not feature in a single game at all. MCA is awaiting for Maharashtra government to provide the SOPs for starting sports activities in the city following which they will announce a date for the camp.
"We want to start the camp early. Last year, there was a bit of delay and it reflected in our performance in Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament (Mumbai had failed to reach the knock-outs of the tournament). As the BCCI has already announced the domestic schedule, we want to have the players ready and fit soon," Ankola told Cricbuzz.
Mumbai Probables: Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Prithvi Shaw, Dhaval Kulkarni, Shivam Dube, Aditya Tare, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sarfaraz Khan, Arjun Tendulkar, Siddhesh Lad, Aakarshit Gomel, Pragnesh Kanpillewar, Divyansh Saxena, Chinmay Sutar, Arman Jaffer, Suved Parkar, Bhupen Lalwani, Hardik Tamore, Akash Parkar, Aman Khan, Shubham Ranjane, Sujit Nayak, Sairaj Patil, Prasad Pawar, Shams Mulani, Atharva Ankolekar, Dhrumil Matkar, Shreyas Gurav, Tanush Kotian, Ankush Jaiswal, Shashank Attarde, Prashant Solanki, Parikshit Valsangkar, Tushar Deshpande, Mohit Awasthi, Nikhil Date, Roystan Dias, Atif Attarwala, Siddharth Raut, Kruthik Hanagawadi, Deepak Shetty and Ravi Solanki.