Depleted by the unavailability of some key players including skipper Aditya Tare, Mumbai selectors today named Sufiyan Shaikh to lead the team in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament's inter-zonal league cum knock out rounds to be held from April 1-7 in Cuttack.Akhil Herwadkar has been named as deputy to wicket keeper batsman Shaikh, according to the team announced by Mumbai Cricket Association's joint secretary Nitin Dalal.
A battle royal is on the cards when under pressure Mumbai, gunning for an outright victory to seal a quarter final berth, clash with high-flying defending champions Karnataka in a Ranji Trophy Group A match commencing at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday.
Young Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer notched up his second century in as many Ranji Trophy matches, slamming an unbeaten 142 in the second innings against Madhya Pradesh in a Group A cricket tie that ended in a draw at the Wankhede Stadium here today.
Skipper Suryakumar Yadav struck a superb century, his sixth in first-class cricket and second of the season, while young opener Akhil Herwadkar missed his ton by just three runs as Mumbai dominated Madhya Pradesh on day one of the four-day Group A Ranji Trophy match here today.
Under-fire veteran opener Arindam Das shrugged off his poor form with an unbeaten 80 as Bengal showed lot of resolve after being enforced follow-on by Mumbai on the third day of a Ranji Trophy cricket match, here today.
Disappointed after Rajasthan Royals lost the last available IPL play-off berth to title-holders Mumbai Indians on net run-rate, team mentor Rahul Dravid said his bowlers failed to execute the plans well in the exhilarating contest here.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians finally snapped their losing streak on the back of a collective batting effort as they defeated Kings XI Punjab by five wickets in an Indian Premier League contest, here Saturday.
South Africa-bound Ajinkya Rahane, who scored a century in Mumbai`s second innings, dismissed suggestions that the Vidarbha attack was not strong enough to test the hosts` batting mettle in their ongoing Group A Ranji Trophy match here.
Zaheer Khan bagged a five-wicket haul before Aditya Tare struck a strokeful century as Mumbai took a substantial lead after posting 198 for two in the second innings over Delhi in their Group A Ranji Trophy match here on Saturday.
Riding on an unbeaten century by Aditya Tare and a couple of half-century knocks, Mumbai reached a massive 306 for two against Saurashtra at the end of the first day`s play of their Ranji Trophy Group A match here on Saturday.
Hiken Shah smashed an unbeaten 118 while Aditya Tare (80) and Rohit Sharma (79) scored impressive half centuries to propel Mumbai to 360 for three in their first innings in reply to Rajasthan`s 478 at stumps on day three of the Ranji Trophy Group A match here on Sunday.