Sreesanth named in Kerala squad for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

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Sanju Samson to steer the facet, with Sachin Child as his deputy

Sreesanth has taken an enormous step in direction of a return to aggressive cricket after a spot of near eight years, as he was named in Kerala’s squad for the 2020-21 version of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, the nationwide T20 event, which can begin on January 10. Sanju Samson will lead the facet, and Sachin Child has been named the vice-captain.

Sreesanth, 37, whose BCCI ban for spot-fixing within the 2013 IPL ended earlier this yr, had resumed coaching in June, together with with the Kerala Underneath-23 group and some senior gamers at a Kerala Cricket Affiliation facility in Ernakulam. He subsequently discovered a spot within the 26-man listing of probables for the T20 event, launched by the KCA on December 15, which has since been trimmed to 20.

The Kerala squad included, aside from Samson, Child and Sreesanth, outstanding names like Robin Uthappa, Jalaj Saxena, Basil Thampi, Vishnu Vinod and Mohammed Azharudeen. The brand new faces within the group are these of Vathsal Govind Sharma, Sreeroop MP, Midhun PK and Rojith KG.

Kerala have been positioned in Elite Group E within the event, together with Mumbai, Delhi, Andhra, Haryana and Puducherry, and can play all their group-stage matches in Mumbai. Their first match is on January 11 towards Puducherry.

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