Cricket: Mumbai Allrounder Shubham Ranjane To Play For Goa

Cricket: Mumbai Allrounder Shubham Ranjane To Play For Goa

The migration of Mumbai cricketers continues with allrounder Shubham Ranjane moving to Goa for the upcoming domestic season. This comes on the heels of Mumbai opener Akhil Herwadkar announcing his departure from Mumbai last month. 

“Ranjane, Kerkar and (Vidarbha pacer) Shrikant Wagh will be our three professional players this season,” Secretary of the Goa Cricket Association (GCA), Shrikant Wagh said while speaking to TOI.

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Eknath Kerkar is a wicketkeeper-batsman who made his T20 debut representing Mumbai in April 2015. He joined Goa in 2020 and made his List-A debut for the team in February this year. As of now, Ranjane and pacer Wagh are said to be playing club cricket in the United Kingdom.

The most recent Goa recruit, Ranjane, was also with the squad of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals in 2019. 

In more Mumbai cricket news, dynamic allrounder Shivam Dube has chosen not to travel for the team’s upcoming Oman tour due to back spasms. Dube has been replaced by allrounder Akash Parkar. 

Mumbai Chief Selector, Salil Ankola confirmed the development saying, “He (Dube) can't travel due to back spasms. This is just the start of the season, and it's important for us that he remains fit, as there is the remaining part of the IPL and Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy ahead.” 

“Parkar is a decent bowler. He uses variations in his bowling, and clears the ball at will. As an allrounder, he's a good replacement for Dube,” Ankola added.  

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