Irani Cup 2012-13 February 4, 2013

Injured Agarkar to miss Irani Cup

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai will be without their captain Ajit Agarkar for the Irani Cup match against Rest of India because the fast bowler was ruled out with a groin injury. Allrounder Abhishek Nayar will lead the team instead.

"Agarkar has been ruled out of the match because of a groin injury, which he picked up during the final," Nitin Dalal , the Mumbai Cricket Association's joint secretary, said. "The team will be led by Abhishek Nayar, but there won't be any replacement for Ajit."

Agarkar had taken 4 for 15 in nine overs in the second innings of the Ranji Trophy final against Saurashtra, which Mumbai won by an innings and 125 runs to claim their 40th title. He took 17 wickets at an average of 25 in seven matches this season, and also scored a hundred in the semi-final against Services in Delhi.

Virender Sehwag will lead the Rest of India team in the Irani Cup match, which will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai from February 6.