Mumbai pick Sarfaraz, uncapped Mangela
Six players, including uncapped Shrideep Mangela and Under-19 allrounder Sarfaraz Khan, have been picked in Mumbai's squad for the fourth-round Ranji Trophy match against Bengal, which starts from December 28 in Kolkata. Apart from Mangela and Khan, the selectors have picked Siddhesh Lad, Akhil Herwadkar, wicketkeeper Sufiyan Shaikh and left-arm spinner Iqbal Abdulla.
The Mumbai selectors, led by national panel chief, Sandeep Patil, dropped Hiken Shah, Sushant Marathe, Vishal Dabholkar, Bravish Shetty, Praful Waghela, and Kevin Almeida, who were a part of the squad for the game against Uttar Pradesh.
Mangela, Shaikh and Sarfaraz are uncapped in the first-class format, while Herwadkar played his only first-class match in November 2011. Abdulla was part of the Mumbai side for the match against J&K, while Lad has not played a first-class match since December 2013.
Mumbai, led by Suryakumar Yadav, have had a jittery start to the Ranji Trophy this season. They were beaten at home by Jammu & Kashmir and conceded the first-innings lead to Railways in their second game, before registering their first win of the season, against Uttar Pradesh, earlier in the week.
Mumbai squad: Suryakumar Yadav (captain), Abhishek Nayar, Aditya Tare, Shrideep Mangela, Siddhesh Lad, Akhil Herwadkar, Shreyas Iyer, Sufiyan Shaikh, Sarfaraz Khan, Iqbal Abdullah, Akshay Girap, Shardul Thakur, Wilkin Mota, Badre Alam, Kshemal Waingankar.