Abhishek Nayar    AFP
Abhishek Nayar AFP

Batsman Abhishek Nayar was today dropped from the Mumbai Ranji Trophy squad for their must-win game against Tripura, beginning here from Saturday. The left-handed batsman and right arm medium pacer had a difficult Ranji season this year managing only 130 runs at 18.57 and eight wickets. Meanwhile, left-arm spinner Vijay Gohil has come back in the 14-member squad. Reserve spinner Aditya Dhumal has also been dropped.

This is a must-win game for Mumbai to stay in the hunt for the quarter-finals. Mumbai have bagged the Ranji Trophy for a record 41 times.


Aditya Tare (c), Suryakumar Yadav (vc), Jay Bista, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Siddhesh Lad, Akash Parkar, Karsh Kothari, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shardul Thakur, Minad Manjrekar, Vijay Gohil, Akhil Herwadkar, Sufiyan Shaikh.