Delhi have named a star-studded 42-member probable squad for the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy scheduled to start next month. Veteran top-order batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been appointed as the captain while Ishant Sharma, who missed IPL and subsequently the tour of Australia has made it to the squad.
Meanwhile, in what has been a surprising call that former India U-19 skipper Unmukt Chand has been added in the squad. Incidentally, the talented right-handed batsman, who found it difficult to make it to the Delhi squad owing to inconsistent returns shifted his base to Uttarakhand last season and represented them in the domestic circuit. But as it seems, Chand has returned to Delhi and is likely to represent them again.
Delhi appoint Shikhar Dhawan as captain
Ishant Sharma, who suffered a side strain which ruled him out of the entire IPL, has recovered fully and with turn out in the domestic T20 competition. He underwent rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru recently and missed out on India’s tour of Australia. However, he won’t be available for all the matches.
The senior selection committee of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Friday named a larger squad, keeping in mind the fact that the tournament will be played inside a bio-bubble and there wouldn’t be much scope for changes later.
The 2021 season of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy will take place across six venues inside the bio-bubble owing to COVID-19 restrictions from the 10th to 31st of January.
Delhi probable squad for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Ishant Sharma, Nitish Rana, Anuj Rawat, Jonty Sidhu, Kshitiz Sharma, Himmat Singh, Lalit Yadav, Dhruv Shorey, Hiten Dalal, Pradeep Sangwan, Simarjeet Singh, Siddhant Sharma, Kunwar Bidhuri, Vikas Mishra, Shivank Vashisth, Manan Sharma, Manjot Kalra, Kulwant Khejroliya, Pawan Negi, Shivam Sharma, Ayush Badoni, Ankur Kaushik, Yogesh Nagar, Hrithik Kanojia, Tejas Baroka, Vaibhav Kandpal, Ajay Ahlawat, Karan Dagar, Unmukt Chand, Lakshay Thareja, Prince Choudhary, Yatharth Singh, Vinayak Gupta, Sarthak Ranjan, Priyansh Arya, Archit Bakshi, Sanat Sangwan, Pradeep Malik, Vaibhav Rawal, Jatin Yadav.