The newly formed Mumbai selection committee, led by former Indian cricketer Raju Kulkarni, on Friday named 35 likely players, including celebrities such as Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav, for an off-season training camp scheduled to be held in Mumbai next week. In addition to India captain Rohit and Suryakumar, the list also includes Ajinkya Rahane and Shardul Thakur. But their participation in camp is unlikely as they are currently in England for the World Testing Championship final against Australia starting June 7th at The Oval.
Shreyas Iyer, who missed the entire IPL due to a lower back injury and is currently recovering from mid-April surgery, was also named after the camp.
The BCCI said in a press release that Ayer, who will also miss the WTC final, is due to report to the National Cricket Academy for rehabilitation two weeks after his surgery. The list released by the Mumbai selection committee includes senior fast bowler Dhawal Kulkarni, all-rounder Shivan Dube, who had an amazing IPL for Chennai Super Kings champions, main players Sarfaraz Khan and Prithvi Shaw.
Right-hand bowler Siddharth Raut, who played a couple of matches for the 41-time champion in the Ranji Trophy last season, has been ruled out.
Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president Amol Kale, vice president Sanjay Naik, secretary Ajinkya Naik, joint secretary Deepak Patil and high council members held cricket consultations on Thursday night, which was also attended by former player Milind. Rege, Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC) Chairman Lalchand Rajput among others at Wankhede Stadium.
The meeting here discussed the upcoming cricket season.
Players selected for pre-season camp: Rohit Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Bhupen Lalvani, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Sarfaraz Khan, Shivam Dube, Armand Jaffer, Jaesh Pokhara, Pranav Kela, Hardik Tamore, Prasad Pawar, Siddhant Adhatrao, Shardul Thakur, Dhawal Kulkarni , Tushar Deshpande, Mohit Awasti, Royston Dias, Harsh Tanna, Shams Mulani, Tanush Kotian, Vijay Gohil, Drumil Matkar, Khizar Dafedar, Parikshit Valsangkar, Sylvester D’Souza, Saksham Jha, Aman Khan, Sairaj Patil, Sujit Nayak, Aditya Dhumal , Shashank Attarde, Atif Attarwala.
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