Ranji Trophy: Ajit Agarkar returns from injury to lead Mumbai

Published: Dec 06, 2012, 19:11 IST | PTI |

All-rounder Ajit Agarkar will be back at the helm of a revamped Mumbai Ranji squad when they take on Punjab

Fit-again Ajit Agarkar will lead Mumbai against Group 'A' toppers Punjab in the Ranji Trophy league match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai from December 8-11.

Agarkar missed the side's previous three games after picking up an injury in the season-opener against Railways, at the same venue.

Ajit Agarkar
Ajit Agarkar is back as captain of the Mumbai Ranji team. File Pic

In the upcoming game, Mumbai would also be bolstered by the availability of Ajinkya Rahane, who has been released from the national team, which is presently battling against England in the third Test at the Eden Gardens.

In a major revamp to the side that drew the last match against Bengal after earning the first innings points, Mumbai have also brought in young seam bowlers, Balwinder Singh Sandhu (Jr) and Shardul Thakur, besides attacking batsman Suryakumar Yadav and all-rounder Iqbal Abdullah.

The team:

Ajit Agarkar (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Wasim Jaffer, Rohit Sharma, Kaustubh Pawar, Hiken Shah, Abhishek Nayar, Suryakumar Yadav, Aditya Tare, Ramesh Powar, Ankit Chavan, Iqbal Abdullah, Dhaval Kulkarni, Balwinder Singh Sandhu (jr) and Shardul Thakur. Coach: Sulakshan Kulkarni. 

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