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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2020-21: The left-arm seamer Arjun Tendulkar along with seamer Krutik Hanagavadi were added to the Mumbai squad for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2020-21 on Sunday. The son of cricket God Arjun Tendulkar was previously excluded from the side.

It was learned that the pacer was not fully ready to deliver quality to the team. Mumbai skipper Surya Kumar Yadav has smacked Tendulkar for 21 runs in the single over making his selection more complicated.

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is all set to begin from January 10 after facing several delays due to the hard pandemic.

Mumbai along with the other 5 teams namely – Delhi, Haryana, Andhra, Kerala, and Puducherry are placed in Group E. The league games of Mumbai will be on 11, 13, 15, 17 & 19 and the knockout games will be held at Gujrat’s newly build Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad.

“Two days back BCCI asked all the participating teams to carry 22 players with them to be the part of Bio-secure bubble throughout the tournament. Even the extra net bowlers and replacements cant be called form outside of bio-bubble. So, the two pacers, Krutik and Arjun Tendulkar are 21st and 22nd players for the Mumbai team,” a source close to Mumbai Cricket Association told.

The son of batting legend, Arjun Tendulkar has earlier featured in U-19 teams and other various age groups for Mumbai.

The pace attack of Surya Kumar led Mumbai will be headed by Dhawal Kulkarni along with Tushar Deshpande, Minad Manjrekar, and Prathamesh Dake.

In the absence of the previous skipper Shreyas Iyer, Mumbai Cricket Association picked Surya Kumar Yadav as the captain of the side with Aditya Tare being his deputy.

Shreyas Iyer is under his rehab program as he picked shoulder injury in the recent Australia vs India T20I series.

Mumbai Squad of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021:

Suryakumar Yadav (C), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Aakarshit Gomel, Aditya Tare (VC), Sarfaraz Khan, Shivam Dube, Shubham Ranjane, Siddhesh Lad, Sujit Nayak, Sairaj Patil, Tushar Deshpande, Arjun Tendulkar, Minad Manjrekar, Prathamesh Dake, Krutik Hanagavadi, Atharva Ankolekar, Shashank Attarde, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shams Mulani, Hardik Tamore, Akash Parkar and Sufiyan Shaikh.

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