Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Shikhar Dhawan leads Delhi, Ishant Sharma returns from injury


India’s limited-overs opener Shikhar Dhawan will lead Delhi in the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, while fast bowler Ishant Sharma returns to action in the tournament after rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy. Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) announced the 20-man squad on Monday for the shortest game starting on January 10, and the India pacemaker returns after missing the Australia tour due to a sideways load.

Dhawan last played for India in the white-ball series against Australia, scoring 201 points, including two-fifties.

“In the meeting of the Senior Selection Committee on Sunday, attended by Ashu Dani (Chair), Mohan Chaturvedi (Selector), Chetnya Nanda (Selector), Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Rajkumar Sharma (Coach) and Atul Wassan (CAC-DDCA member) ), the following players have been selected to represent Delhi in the Syed Mushtaq All Trophy T20 tournament for the 2020-21 domestic season, “DDCA stated in a document.

DDCA has asked players to report to newly appointed head coach Rajkumar Sharma and Gursharan Singh at Arun Jaitley Stadium on Tuesday. The knockout matches of the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy will be held at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad.


The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has informed the affiliated units that the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad will host the quarter-finals (January 26-27), the semi-finals (January 29) and the final on January 31. .

Delhi Squad: Shikhar Dhawan (capt), Ishant Sharma, Nitish Rana, Himmat Singh, Kshitiz Sharma, Jonty Sidhu, Hiten Dalal, Lalit Yadav, Shivank Vashisth, Manjot Kalra, Siddhant Sharma, Anuj Rawat (wk), Pradeep Sangwan, Simrawanjeet Singoni, Ayrawanjeet Singih , Vaibhav Kandpal, Lakshay Thareja (wk), Pawan Suyal, Karan Dagar.

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