Mumbai: Zaheer Khan, who underwent a shoulder surgery in July, is to return to during the West Zone Twenty20 league to be held at Pune from October 20-25.
The 30-year-old pacer was named in the 15-member Mumbai squad, to be led by Wasim Jaffer, along with young wicket keeper batsman Aditya Tare who earned his berth after hitting a century in the under-22 tie against Karnataka here yesterday.
Zaheer underwent surgery in Johannesburg in July after injuring his left shoulder while playing for Mumbai Indians during the second edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 tournament in April-May. Zaheer was also missed the recently concluded Champions Trophy in South Africa
Khan was in the Mumbai Indians camp that was held recently at Vadodara and started bowling there.
The Mumbai T20 squad : Wasim Jaffer (c), Ajit Agarkar, Zaheer Khan, Ramesh Powar, Abhishek Nayar, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Sushant Marathe, Siddharth Chitnis, Aditya Tare, Dhaval Kulkarni, Saurabh Netravalkar, Abhishek Raut, Ankit Chavan, Iqbal Abdulla. Coach: Pravin Amre.