The fate of Arjun Tendulkar, the son of former Indian team opener and Sachin Tendulkar, who is called the God of Cricket, has opened. The son of Sachin Tendulkar, the only batsman in the world to play 200 Test matches, will now get a chance to play first-class cricket. Yes, all-rounder Arjun Tendulkar has got a place in Mumbai’s Ranji Trophy team for the first time.
Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has announced the team of Mumbai for Ranji Trophy, whose captain is opener Prithvi Shaw. Arjun Tendulkar has also been selected in this 20-member team. Arjun Tendulkar will get a chance in first class cricket for the first time. However, the team has been announced for the first two matches only. Mumbai team has to play the second match against Maharashtra from January 13 to 16 and against Delhi in Kolkata from January 20 to 23.
Prithvi Sha will be the captain of the team in both these matches. Players like Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sarfaraz Khan and Shivam Dubey have also been selected in the Mumbai team. The selection committee headed by Salil Ankola has picked veteran pacer Dhawal Kulkarni to lead the bowling attack. He will be accompanied by Mohit Awasthi, left-arm spinner Shams Mulani, off-spinner Shashank Attarde and left-arm pacer Roystan Dias. The 41-time Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai have been placed in Group C of the elite nine teams and will start their campaign against Maharashtra on January 13.
Mumbai’s squad for Ranji Trophy as follows:
Prithvi Shaw (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Drew Gomel, Armaan Jaffer, Sarfaraz Khan, Sachin Yadav, Aditya Tare (wk), Hardik Tamore (wk), Shivam Dubey, Aman Khan, Shams Mulani, Tanush Kotian, Prashant Solanki, Shashank Attarde , Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohit Awasthi, Prince Badiyani, Siddharth Raut, Roystan Dias and Arjun Tendulkar