Mumbai have named Team India international Shreyas Iyer as the skipper as they announced their squad for the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy. The domestic 50-over competition will run in six cities across the country from February 20.
Iyer takes over the baton from Suryakumar Yadav, under whose leadership Mumbai had a difficult outing in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, where they bowed out from the group stage. Young batsman Prithvi Shaw, who will look to find his form back, has been named as the vice-captain.
Shreyas Iyer to lead Mumbai
Meanwhile, Arjun Tendulkar, who was a part of the 100-member probable squad, has not been included in the squad following his poor show in the practice games leading to the team selection. Earlier this year, Arjun made his List A debut for Mumbai in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and also registered himself for IPL 2021 auction.
With a couple of stars in their squad, Mumbai will look to bounce back in the Vijay Hazare Trophy under their new head coach Ramesh Powar. The former India international was handed over the job ahead of Amol Mazumdar and this will be his first assignment in this high-profile job.
The upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy will take place from February 20 in six cities. Thirty-eight teams will compete in the tournament and they have been split into six groups, the BCCI has announced. Teams in the Elite Groups A, B, C, D, and E will play across different venues in Surat, Indore, Bengaluru, Jaipur, and Kolkata respectively while the Plate group teams will play matches in Chennai.
Mumbai’s squad for Vijay Hazare Trophy
Shreyas Iyer (c), Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Akhil Herwadkar, Sarfaraz Khan, Chinmay Sutar, Aditya Tare, Hardik Tamore, Shivam Dube, Aakash Parkar, Atif Attarwala, Shams Mulani, Atharva Ankolekar, Sairaj Patil, Sujit Nayak, Tanush Kotian, Prashant Solanki, Dhaval Kulkarni, Tushar Deshpande, Siddharth Raut, and Mohit Awasthi.