New Delhi, Online Desk. The All India Senior Selection Committee on Wednesday announced Rest of India’s 16-man squad for the Irani Cup 2022 match against Saurashtra, commanded by India’s Test specialist batsman Hanuma Vihari.
This match against Ranji Trophy 2019-20 champion Saurashtra will be played from October 1 to 5 at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. After Saurashtra became Ranji champions in 2019-20, this match could not be played due to the lockdown due to Kovid-19. The tournament is returning after three years, which was called off due to the pandemic.
According to a release issued by BCCI secretary Jay Shah, the team has a good mix of experienced and young batsmen in the form of Mayank Agarwal, Priyank Panchal, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Yash Dhul, Sarfaraz Khan, Yashasvi Jaiswal besides Vihari. Out of this, Sarfaraz Khan and Yashasvi Jaiswal are running in amazing form. Yashasvi scored a double century for his team in the final match of the Duleep Trophy 2022, while Sarfaraz Khan scored an unbeaten century in the second innings. On the basis of the batting of these two, under the captaincy of Ajinkya Rahane, North Zone defeated South Zone and won the title of Duleep Trophy.
KS Bharat and Upendra Yadav have been included in the team as wicketkeepers. In the spin department, the focus will be on Jayant Yadav, Saurabh Kumar and Arsai Kishore, while Mukesh Kumar, Umran Malik, Kuldeep Sen and Arjan Nagwaswal have been included in the team as fast bowlers.
Rest of India’s team is as follows:
Hanuma Vihari (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Priyank Panchal, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Yash Dhul, Sarfaraz Khan, Yashasvi Jaiswal, KS Bharat, Upendra Yadav, Jayant Yadav, Saurabh Kumar, R Sai Kishore, Mukesh Kumar, Umran Malik, Kuldeep Sen and Arjan Nagwaswala.
Edited By: Sanjay Savern