The 2016-17 edition of Ranji Trophy is set to begin in a couple of days’ time as the defending champions Mumbai look to win their record 42nd title. This season’s Ranji Trophy will be challenging as all the matches will be played at neutral venues.
Chattisgarh will be making their Ranji Trophy debut this season as the Mohammad Kaif-led team is set to make an appearance in the tournament for the first time. With the tournament fast approaching, the teams are sweating out in order to taste success.
On paper, Karnataka, Mumbai, Baroda and Uttar Pradesh look strong while Tamil Nadu go into the tournament as the dark horses. Let us take a look at the squad of all the 28 teams taking part in this year’s Ranji Trophy.
Abhinav Mukund(c), Kaushik Gandhi, Baba Aparajith, Dinesh Karthick, Baba Indrajith, Washington Sundar, J Kousik, Malolan Rangarajan, Aswin Crist, M Mohammad, K Vignesh, T Natarajan, L Suryaprakash, Aushik Srinivas, N Jagadeesan, Rahil Shah.
Parthiv Patel(c), Priyank Panchal, Hardik Patel, Chirag Gandhi, RP Singh, Karan Patel, Mehul Patel, Rujul Bhatt, Dhruv Raval, Bhargav Merai, Jasprit Bumrah, Axar Patel, Rush Kalaria, Samit Gohel, Manpreet Juneja.
Irfan Pathan(c), Aditya Waghmode, Kedar Devdhar, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Swapnil Singh, Munaf Patel, Gagandeep Singh, Pinal Shah, M Sagar, Rohan Bhosale, Dhiren Mistry, Vishnu Solanki.
Devendra Bundela(c), Shubham Sharma, Rameez Khan, Aditya Shrivastava, C Sakure, Ankit Sharma, Mukul Raghav, Ashwin Das, Rajat Patidar, Ankit Dane, Saransh Jain, Gaurav Yadav, Ishwar Pandey, Harpreet Singh, Mihir Hirwani.
Suresh Raina (c), Sarfaraz Khan, Praveen Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Eklavya Dwivedi, Amit Mishra, Tanmay Srivastava, Imtiaz Ahmed, Deependra Pandey, Saif Mohammad, Samarth Singh, Almas Shaukat, Saurabh Kumar, Ankit Rajpoot, Israr Azim.
Aditya Tare(c), Kaustubh Pawar, Akhil Herwadkar, Jay Bista, Arman Jaffer, Suryakumar Yadav, Abhishek Nayar, Balwinder Sandhu, Sufiyan Shaikh, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shardul Thakur, Nikhil Patel, Tushar Deshpande, Vijay Gohil, Vishal Dabholkar.
Yuvraj Singh (c), Harbhajan Singh, Manan Vohra, Arpit Pannu, Mayank Sidhana, Vinay Choudhary, Shubham Gill, Manpreet Gony, Sandeep Sharma, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Rajwinder Singh, Jiwanjot Singh, Mandeep Singh, G Khera, Siddarth Kaul, Uday Kaul.
Ranjit Mali, Anureet Singh, Ashish Yadav, Deepak Bansal, V Cheluvaraj, Mrunal Devdhar, Nikhil Doru, Arindam Ghosh, Gaurav Khatri, Manjeet Singh, Akshat Pandey, Mahesh Rawat, Karn Sharma, Shivakant Shukla, Saurabh Wakaskar.
*Bengal squad is yet to be announced.