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Hardik Pandya Named in Baroda Squad for Ranji Clash Against Mumbai

PTI |December 11, 2018, 7:20 AM IST
Hardik Pandya Named in Baroda Squad for Ranji Clash Against Mumbai

Vadodara: All-rounder Hardik Pandya, out of cricket since September due to a back injury, has been named in the Baroda squad for their Group A Ranji Trophy game against Mumbai commencing in Mumbai on December 14.

Snehal Parikh, secretary in-charge of the Baroda Cricket Association, confirmed to PTI Pandya's inclusion in the Baroda squad Monday.

25-year-old Hardik, who suffered a back injury during the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates, was undergoing rehabilitation and was not available for the ongoing Test series in Australia.

Hardik has replaced Babashafi Pathan, also an all-rounder, in the Baroda Ranji squad to take on hosts Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium.

Apart from Hardik, former India all-rounder Yusuf Pathan is also there in the 15-member squad along with other regulars such as pacers Lukman Meriwala, Rishi Arothe and captain Kedar Devdhar.

This season, Baroda have played five games. They have drawn three, won one and lost one.

In the combined Group A and B standings, they are in the 5th spot with 13 points.

On the other hand, 41-time champions Mumbai are languishing in the 16th spot with five points in their kitty.

Squad

Kedar Devdhar, Aditya Waghmode, Vishnu Solanki (Vice Captain), Yusuf Pathan, Swapnil Singh, Bhargav Bhatt, Soeb Tai, Rishi Arothe, Lukman Meriwala, Shivalik Sharma, Mitesh Patel, Dhiren Mistry, Soyeb Soparia, Pratyush Kumar, Hardik Pandya

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2
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3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
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8
BAN
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9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

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2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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