Kanpur: In what may cause eyebrows to be raised in certain cricketing circles, former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin's son Mohammed Asaduddin has been included in the Uttar Pradesh senior one day squad that will take part in the Vijay Hazare Trophy after appearing for trials at the state team's nets just a week back.
Asaduddin, who is better known as Abbas, is a left-hander, who was a part of the Hyderabad U-22 squad, back in 2010, but was unable to break into the senior squad in all these years.
Asaduddin also gave trials in various IPL franchises including Kolkata Knight Riders back in 2009 without much success.
On Friday, UPCA general manager Rohit Talwar today named the 15-member squad today and a lot of eyebrows were raised after finding Asaduddin's name in the squad led by India discard Piyush Chawla.
It must be mentioned in this regard that Asaduddin appeared for state team's trials a week earlier and now has been drafted into a senior state team within a week.
Former captain Mohammed Kaif has quit the UP team, after 16 years, and joined Andhra Pradesh for the upcoming domestic season.
Squad: Piyush Chawla (captain), Akshdeep Nath, Prashant Gupta, Praveen Kumar, R P Singh, Ali Murtaza, Mukul Dagar, Ekalavya Dwivedi (wk), Amit Mishra Jr, Parvinder Singh, Ankit Rajpoot, Tanmay Srivastava, Kuldeep Yadav, Umang Sharma, Mohammed Asaduddin, Imtiyaz Ahmed, Dipendra Pandit, Israr Azim Khan.