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Ranji: Siddhesh Lad to captain Mumbai against Maharashtra

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Young batsman was Monday named of the Mumbai team that will take on arch -rivals in the match beginning at Pune from December 6.

The 15-member squad led by Lad was announced on the Mumbai Association's (MCA) website by its Chief Executive Officer C S Naik.

Lad replaces experienced pacer Dhawal Kulkarni, who according to sources, was not available for selection due to an

The Mumbai-game will be played at the International Stadium at Gahunje on Pune's outskirts.

Mumbai, a multiple time Ranji champion, are yet to register a win in this season so far as they have drawn two games and suffered an embarrassing nine-wicket loss to at their home turf the

Among others, Mumbai have included opener Jay Bista, Eknath Kerkar, Surya Kumar Yadav and all-rounder Shivam Dubey in the squad.

Though failed in the last game against Gujarat, the Ajit Agarkar-led selection panel has shown faith in the young batsman and retained him in the squad.

"It's an honour to Mumbai and it's a challenge as a (in the current situation) and I accept it. Its a very big responsibility to captain Mumbai," Lad told over the phone when asked about his elevation.

Squad: (Captain), Aditya Tare, Surya Kumar Yadav, Jay Bista, Shivam Dubey, Eknath Kerkar, Armaan Jaffer, Karsh Kothari, Akash Parkar, Shubham Ranjane, Dhurmil Matkar, Bhupen Lalwani, Shivam Malhorta, Royston Dias and Minad Manjrekar.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 22:50 IST
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