The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) have named prepared batsman Anustup Majumdar as chief of the 20-man squad for the impending Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 Trophy. Majumdar has supplanted Bengal’s star batsman Abhimanyu Easwaran as the captain of the T20 side.
Veteran batsman and wicketkeeper Shreevats Goswami has been named the bad habit skipper of the Bengal crew that additionally incorporates Mohammed Shami’s more youthful sibling and speed bowling all-rounder Mohammed Kaif.
Seasoned batsman Anustup Majumdar has been named captain of the Bengal T20 squad for the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Bengal has also named Mohammed Shami’s younger brother, Mohammed Kaif, in the squad.
Majumdar was compensated with the captaincy of the Bengal side for his superb exhibition in the last Mushtaq Ali season wherein he without any assistance took the group to the last. The CAB, notwithstanding, said the 36-year-old Majumdar was designated “just” for the homegrown T20 competition to free Easwaran of the “captaincy trouble”.
Actually, a cautious batsman like Easwaran is not, at this point, a conviction in the briefest configuration on account of his powerlessness to constrain the speed of his innings. He has additionally slipped impressively in the hierarchy of public retribution after a horrid last season where he neglected to get a solitary 50 years. Easwaran in his introduction season as Bengal captain in 2019-20 drove them to their Ranji last yet the opener had a despicable run with the bat, averaging 17.20 from 10 matches with only one 50 years.
Then again, Majumdar averaged a stunning 58.66, accumulating 704 runs from eight matches, second behind Manoj Tiwary (707 from 11 matches) and were instrumental for their other participants finish last season.
“CAB president Avishek Dalmiya and Hony Secretary Snehasish Ganguly today addressed Anustup Majumdar, Shreevats Goswami and Abhimanyu Easwaran and settled on them mindful that the choice taken is just for the length of the competition being referred to,” CAB said in a statement on Thursday.
“The selectors felt that without the weight of captaincy over his head Abhimanyu would have the option to play all the more openly and convey up to his latent capacity,” CAB added.
As of late, previous India batsman VVS Laxman, who is Bengal’s batting advisor, moved Abhimanyu to come great in the Ranji Trophy defeating his helpless structure in the last season.
Bengal has been clubbed with Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, Odisha, Assam, and Hyderabad in Group B and will have the upside of playing at home in the January 10-31 competition. They will start their Mushtaq Ali crusade against Odisha on January 10.
Anustup Majumdar (captain), Shreevats Goswami (vice-captain), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Manoj Tiwary, Sudi Chatterjee, Ishan Porel, Ritwik Roy Chowdhury, Vivek Singh, Shahbaz Ahmed, Arnab Nandi, Mukesh Kumar, Akash Deep, Abhishek Das, Mohammed Kaif, Aritra Chatterjee, Suvankar Bal, Writtick Chatterjee, Prayas Ray Barman, Kaif Ahmed, Ravi Kant Singh