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Pravin Tambe named in Mumbai Ranji Trophy squad

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Updated: Monday, December 2, 2013, 19:40 [IST]
 
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Mumbai, Dec 2: Pravin Tambe, the 42-year-old legspinner, who impressed in the Indian Premier League (IPL), has been named in Mumbai's Ranji Trophy squad to face Jharkhand this week.

Also read: Exclusive interview with Tambe; Dravid's reaction

On Monday, the selectors picked Tambe in the 15-man squad which will be captained by Abhishek Nayar. Mumbai will play Jharkhand at the Wankhede Stadium from Decebmer 6 to 9.

Pravin Tambe in Mumbai Ranji Trophy team

Tambe won lot of fans with his bowling for the Rajasthan Royals franchise. He was among the wickets in IPL and the Champions League (CLT20) this year. Royals had reached the final of CLT20.

Even Royals' captain Rahul Dravid had praised Tambe's bowling. Tambe is yet to play a first-class game. He has featured in only eight Twenty20 matches, taking 13 wickets.

Mumbai squad

Abhishek Nayar (captain), Aditya Tare (vice-captain), Wasim Jaffer, Hiken Shah, Suryakumar Yadav, Sushant Marathe, Vishal Dabholkar, Siddhesh Lad, Javed Khan, Shardul Thakur, Akbar Khan, Kshemal Waingankar, Manish Rao, Pravin Tambe, Sagar Kerkar. Coach: Sulakshan Kulkarni. Physio: Niranjan Pandit. Trainer: Amogh Pandit.

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Story first published:  Monday, December 2, 2013, 16:48 [IST]
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