Ranji Trophy 2012-13 October 21, 2012

Laxman to lead Hyderabad in Ranji Trophy

ESPNcricinfo staff
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VVS Laxman will lead Hyderabad in their opening game of the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy, against Punjab in Mohali. Laxman, who retired from international cricket earlier this year, had said at the time he announced his decision that he wanted to play for Hyderabad this domestic season.

Dwaraka Ravi Teja, who led Hyderabad last season, will deputise for Laxman this time. Pragyan Ojha has also been named in the squad for the opening game; he missed the bulk of the previous domestic season due to his India commitments.

Hyderabad were part of the Plate League at the beginning of the last season but sneaked into the quarter-finals of the main tournament, where their campaign ended with a draw against eventual champions Rajasthan, who progressed on the basis of a first-innings lead.

Sunil Joshi, the former India left-arm spinner, is the Hyderabad head coach and Noel David the fielding coach.

Hyderabad squad: VVS Laxman (capt), Dwaraka Ravi Teja (vice-capt), Akshath Reddy, Hanuma Vihari, Arjun Yadav, Syed Ahmed Quadri, Bavanaka Sandeep, Ibrahim Khaleel, Pragyan Ojha, Ashish Reddy, Mohammed Khader, Anwar Ahmed, Pagadala Naidu, Abhinav Kumar, Vishal Sharma.

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  • on October 22, 2012, 13:06 GMT

    Where has M Shoaib disappeared ???

  • on October 22, 2012, 11:40 GMT

    definitely tirumalasetti suman should hav been in the squad.....

  • on October 22, 2012, 8:35 GMT

    Selection panal should be ashamed for selecting Arjun Yadav, it is because of him that a player like Ambati Rayuddu is playing for Baroda.

  • mandi on October 21, 2012, 18:16 GMT

    anwar ahmad there,good to know that,

  • RaghavendraMaiya on October 21, 2012, 17:24 GMT

    What about Tirumalasetti Suman? He should have been picked..

  • on October 21, 2012, 12:57 GMT

    Lax built his career on his performances for Hyderabad in the Ranji Trophy. When he was dropped from the Test team in 1999, he came and scored something like 9 centuries in one season and got his place back. How idealistic to end his career this way. Best of luck to VVS, hope to see Hyderabad win the Ranji trophy.

  • on October 21, 2012, 12:41 GMT

    what this arjun yadav is doing in team wasting chance for young player like vihari

  • on October 21, 2012, 11:13 GMT

    ideal For Hyderabad Cricket....Great opportunity for Youngster..they have so much to learn from Laxman & Ojha

  • teja454 on October 21, 2012, 10:40 GMT

    Fantastic News! Cricket Hyderabad needs people like him!

  • on October 21, 2012, 9:44 GMT

    no Paramveer Singh ??? why

  • on October 22, 2012, 13:06 GMT

    Where has M Shoaib disappeared ???

  • on October 22, 2012, 11:40 GMT

    definitely tirumalasetti suman should hav been in the squad.....

  • on October 22, 2012, 8:35 GMT

    Selection panal should be ashamed for selecting Arjun Yadav, it is because of him that a player like Ambati Rayuddu is playing for Baroda.

  • mandi on October 21, 2012, 18:16 GMT

    anwar ahmad there,good to know that,

  • RaghavendraMaiya on October 21, 2012, 17:24 GMT

    What about Tirumalasetti Suman? He should have been picked..

  • on October 21, 2012, 12:57 GMT

    Lax built his career on his performances for Hyderabad in the Ranji Trophy. When he was dropped from the Test team in 1999, he came and scored something like 9 centuries in one season and got his place back. How idealistic to end his career this way. Best of luck to VVS, hope to see Hyderabad win the Ranji trophy.

  • on October 21, 2012, 12:41 GMT

    what this arjun yadav is doing in team wasting chance for young player like vihari

  • on October 21, 2012, 11:13 GMT

    ideal For Hyderabad Cricket....Great opportunity for Youngster..they have so much to learn from Laxman & Ojha

  • teja454 on October 21, 2012, 10:40 GMT

    Fantastic News! Cricket Hyderabad needs people like him!

  • on October 21, 2012, 9:44 GMT

    no Paramveer Singh ??? why

  • urprashant on October 21, 2012, 9:01 GMT

    Great News for Hyderabad Cricket. That is the ideal way to end your national cricket career by returning back something to your state cricket which gave you the platform to build your national career. I am sure his presence would motivate young players to raise their performance and they will also start dreaming to play for their country one day. May be we will be able to unearth some more 'Wrist Magicians' from this great cricketing venue.

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  • urprashant on October 21, 2012, 9:01 GMT

    Great News for Hyderabad Cricket. That is the ideal way to end your national cricket career by returning back something to your state cricket which gave you the platform to build your national career. I am sure his presence would motivate young players to raise their performance and they will also start dreaming to play for their country one day. May be we will be able to unearth some more 'Wrist Magicians' from this great cricketing venue.

  • on October 21, 2012, 9:44 GMT

    no Paramveer Singh ??? why

  • teja454 on October 21, 2012, 10:40 GMT

    Fantastic News! Cricket Hyderabad needs people like him!

  • on October 21, 2012, 11:13 GMT

    ideal For Hyderabad Cricket....Great opportunity for Youngster..they have so much to learn from Laxman & Ojha

  • on October 21, 2012, 12:41 GMT

    what this arjun yadav is doing in team wasting chance for young player like vihari

  • on October 21, 2012, 12:57 GMT

    Lax built his career on his performances for Hyderabad in the Ranji Trophy. When he was dropped from the Test team in 1999, he came and scored something like 9 centuries in one season and got his place back. How idealistic to end his career this way. Best of luck to VVS, hope to see Hyderabad win the Ranji trophy.

  • RaghavendraMaiya on October 21, 2012, 17:24 GMT

    What about Tirumalasetti Suman? He should have been picked..

  • mandi on October 21, 2012, 18:16 GMT

    anwar ahmad there,good to know that,

  • on October 22, 2012, 8:35 GMT

    Selection panal should be ashamed for selecting Arjun Yadav, it is because of him that a player like Ambati Rayuddu is playing for Baroda.

  • on October 22, 2012, 11:40 GMT

    definitely tirumalasetti suman should hav been in the squad.....