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Rahane to lead Mumbai in Hazare Trophy

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Ajinkya Rahane, who flopped with the bat in the just-ended five-Test series in England, was named on Wednesday to lead in the limited overs tournament.

Mumbai, who are placed in Elite Group A, begin their campaign against in Alur, near Bengaluru, on September 19 in the 50-over tournament.

Attacking batsman Shreyas Iyer, who was ignored by the national selectors for the Asia Cup in the UAE, will be his deputy, said a release from the Association.

Rahane, too, has not found a berth in the Asia Cup squad to be led by another

Young opener Prithvi Shaw, who was recently picked in the Indian Test squad for the fourth and fifth Tests against England but did not get a game, is also part of the squad.

Mumbai are to be grouped with Baroda, Karnataka, Railways, Vidarbha, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and in the league phase.

Squad: (Captain), (Vice Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Jay Bista, Surya Kumar Yadav, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Eknath Kerkar, Shivam Dube, Akash Parkar, Dhaval Kulkarni, Shams Mulani, Vijay Gohil, Tushar Deshpande, Royston Dias.

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 20:45 IST