Ranji Trophy 2012-13

Laxman to lead Hyderabad in Ranji Trophy

ESPNcricinfo staff

October 21, 2012

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VVS Laxman celebrates his century, India v West Indies, 2nd Test, Kolkata, 2nd day, November 15, 2011
VVS Laxman has been named Hyderabad captain © AFP
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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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Posted by   on (October 22, 2012, 13:06 GMT)

Where has M Shoaib disappeared ???

Posted by   on (October 22, 2012, 11:40 GMT)

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

Posted by   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.

Posted by mandi on (October 21, 2012, 18:16 GMT)

anwar ahmad there,good to know that,

Posted by RaghavendraMaiya on (October 21, 2012, 17:24 GMT)

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

Posted by   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.

Posted by   on (October 21, 2012, 12:41 GMT)

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

Posted by   on (October 21, 2012, 11:13 GMT)

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

Posted by teja454 on (October 21, 2012, 10:40 GMT)

Fantastic News! Cricket Hyderabad needs people like him!

Posted by   on (October 21, 2012, 9:44 GMT)

no Paramveer Singh ??? why

Posted by 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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