Mumbai bring in fit-again Nayar in place of Siddesh Lad

Mumbai: Mumbai, looking to win their 39th Ranji Trophy title, today made one change in their squad for the semi-final of the national cricket championship against Tamil Nadu, to be played at the Wankhede Stadium here from January 10.

The Wasim Jaffer-led squad included fit-again, in-form batsman Abhishek Nayar in place of Siddesh Lad for the four-day tie.

Nayar missed the team`s last few matches due to injury.

Mumbai and Tamil Nadu had ousted Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, respectively in the quarterfinal matches by virtue of having the first innings leads in the drawn encounters.

Mumbai squad: Wasim Jaffer (capt), Ramesh Powar (vice-capt), Suryakumar Yadav, Iqbal Abdullah, Praful Waghela, Hiken Shah, Abhishek Nayar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Kshemal Waingankar, Kaustubh Pawar, Onkar Gurav, Ankit Chavan, Balwinder Singh Sandhu (Jr), Murtuza Hussain, Nikhil Patil (Jr).

Coach: Sulakshan Kulkarni.


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