Batsman Ajinkya Rahane will be leading the West Zone team in Duleep Trophy to be held next month. Nine players from Mumbai have been picked in the West Zone team. Mumbai had reached the finals of Ranji Trophy, where they lost to Madhya Pradesh.
The zonal selection committee, chaired by former India pacer Salil Ankola, has included Shreyas Iyer and Shardul Thakur in the star-studded West Zone squad for Duleep Trophy.
After a long pause Rahane will be playing his first competitive game since the hamstring injury he sustained in the IPL for Kolkata Knight Riders.
Prithvi Shaw, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shams Mulani and Tanush Kotian are in the team. While wicket-keeper batsman Hardik Tamore, who scored hundred in the semi-finals of the Ranji Trophy also made it to the team.
The selectors have also picked Gujarat’s wicket keeper batsman Het Patel and all-rounder Chintan Gaja. Saurashtra’s Chirag Jani, and left arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat have also been included. Pacer Atit Seth and Maharashtra’s star batsman Rahul Tripathi are too in the West Zone squad.