Ranji Trophy: Aditya Tare to captain Mumbai in Suryakumar Yadav's absence

Suryakumar is part of the India-A squad that will be touring New Zealand on January 10 and will remain unavailable for few games

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Veteran Mumbai batsman Aditya Tare will captain the team in the Ranji Trophy game against Tamil Nadu in absence of regular skipper Suryakumar Yadav. The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) announced the squad on Tuesday and the information was shared in the same.

Suryakumar is part of the India-A squad that will be touring New Zealand on January 10 and will remain unavailable for few games.

Alongside, youngster Prithvi Shaw, who had sustained an injury on his left shoulder in the game against Karnataka, will be unavailable as he is under rehab at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.

Similarly, Shardul Thakur, Shivam Dube and Shreyas Iyer are away on national duty. In their absence, the selectors have brought right-handed batsman Bhupen Lalwani in the squad.

Siddhesh Lad continues to secure his place in the 15-member squad, while another young batsman Sarfaraz Khan, who played a Ranji game for Mumbai against Karnataka, has also been retained.

Spinners Shashank Attarde and Shams Mulani are the spinners in the squad, while the pace attack will be led by Tushar Deshpande and comprises Deepak Shetty and Royston Dias.

After suffering back-to-back defeats in the Ranji Trophy games against Railways and Karnataka, Mumbai will look to face Tamil Nadu at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai from January 11 and bag a victory.

Mumbai squad: Aditya Tare (Captain), Siddhesh Lad, Jay Bista, Aquib Kureshi, Hardik Tamore, Shubham Ranjane, Akash Parkar, Sarfaraz Khan, Shams Mulani, Vinayak Bhoir, Shashank Attarde, Deepak Shetty, Tushar Deshpande, Bhupen Lalwani and Royston Dias.

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