Eknath Kerkar to lead Goa in the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament

Amit Yadav returns to the Goa T20 cricket team after four years.
 Eknath Kerkar to lead Goa in the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament
Eknath Kerkar to lead Goa in the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament

Second-year visiting player Eknath Kerkar will lead Goa in the 2021-22 Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament. 

Kerkar is a wicketkeeper-batsman who was brought into the Goa domestic setup in November 2020 from the Mumbai Ranji Trophy team. 

The Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament will be played from November 4 to 9 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Goa will be part of the Elite A Group with Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Maharashtra and Puducherry.

The Goa Senior Cricket Selection Committee held a meeting on Monday at the GCA Complex in Parwari. Vipul Phadke, secretary of the association, Prakash Mayekar, director of training and cricket operations, Girish Parekh, chairman of the selection committee, Anand Mhapankar, member and Sanjay Dhuri were present in the meeting. 

The comeback kid

Goa Offspinner Amit Yadav will make a comeback on the domestic stage after a four-year hiatus. Amit last played for the Goa T20 team against Kerala on February 2, 2017, in Chennai. Amit, 32, has represented Goa in 36 T20 matches and has taken 32 wickets.

Goa's three guest players 

The Goa team, including captain Eknath, has three total visiting cricketers. These include Mumbai's Shubham Ranjane and Vidarbha's Shrikant Wagh, who will represent Goa for the first time.

Goa's T20 team

Eknath Kerkar (captain), Ishan Gadekar, Vaibhav Govekar, Aditya Kaushik, Suyash Prabhudesai, Snehal Kavthankar, Shubham Ranjane, Mohit Redkar, Deepraj Gavkar, Vishwambar Kahlon, Darshan Misal, Amulya Pandrekar, Amit Yadav, Malikasab Shirur, Samar Prabhudesai, , Felix Alemao, Nihal Surlakar, Shrikant Wagh, Lakshya Garg.

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